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I’m trying to create a grid of images; When you mouse over an image, text displays in a stationary Div.
Anybody know how to do this?
Here’s an example done in Flash: http://jasmine-star.com/#/life-in-the-in-between/
Sounds like a job for java script. Or rather jQuery
I haven’t reviewed the linked article as it doesn’t render well on my phone but from a cursory reading of the OP it sounds like the div will be populated with information on the hovered image BUT the div will have no relationship to the image.
Can possibly do it without JS. Will create a codepen.
Yup it’s possible, though the text wouldn’t be easily editable if this is to run via a CMS, you’d have to change the text in the CSS stylesheet instead.
If you have an image with an ‘alt’ or ‘title’ attribute it shouldn’t be had to populate that attribute text into text in a div….should it?
Of course, my jQ skills are minimal but I’m sure I’ve seen it done.
I came up with [this](http://codepen.io/alexmccabe/pen/xvkhA “magix”). It’s very hacky, but it works…
Ugh….hacky indeed. :)
As I said…JS is the way. Each image will have it’s own set attributes…it’s just a matter of grabbing them and sticking them/it in as text into another place.
Quick and dirty jQuery way: http://codepen.io/HugoGiraudel/pen/bb6e39736f9bd4d04641f9c942672380
Using JQ – http://codepen.io/andyunleashed/pen/etczAActually @hugogiraudel‘s is much better.
if you already have jQuery linked, there is this: [CLICK ME](http://codepen.io/alexmccabe/pen/tnCdk “”)
@HugoGiraudel I like that…copied for future reference.
I love solutions that don’t rely on JS/JQ but in practical terms your solution does mean having to update the text for each image if it were replaced.
Applying an ‘alt’ tag is something that should be done to the vast majority of images by default (that aren’t styling) so the JS solution would seem to be optimal.
Is your way more work or less?…I’m not sure TBH.
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