I agree with Graham: pop-ups = bad... And which is better anyway? To provide the learners with a no-effort-required pop-up or to get them to work out meaning from context...?
No effort required by the learner, that is. For a lot of extra effort for the developer, you get less return on investment for the learner...
Graham Tritt <G.Tritt@...
> wrote: Hi,
popups annoy everyone, such hidden information
must be under control of the reader and not disturb
A useful effect can be done with a link, <a ... title:"text">,
and an alt tag with an image <img ... alt="text">
There are a few more ways doing this with
Flash is a bad choice in almost every situation,
in my opinion.
A great system a few years ago was "rich text",
does anyone have a record of this? Some dictionary
systems link words to explanations.
This type is quite interesting: http://www.acooltip.com/Documentation/cDocumentation.html
Karen Haines <khaines@...
Can anyone suggest a nice easy way of doing pop-ups online eg. for vocab meanings when you mouse over a word? We can do it in html (Dreamweaver), but maybe there's a better, easier way using something else - Flash for example?
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