Hi there!

I have tooltips on my site that appear when you hover over text/image but i would like different background for different hovers. the code at the moment accepts all variables passed in but doesnt initalise and apply the styles.

I have attached my code and would be thankful for any help I receive:

HTML

<a MouseOver="tooltip.show('About Us', 89, 'cont1');">text</a>

CSS

#ttcont {
 display:block;
 background: url(imgs/bars/3.png) top right no-repeat;
}
 #ttcont2 {
 display:block;
 background: url(imgs/bars/2.png) top right no-repeat;
}
#ttcont3 {
 display:block;
 background: url(imgs/bars/1.png) top right no-repeat;
}

JS

var tooltip=function(){
 var id = 'tt';
 var top = 3;
 var left = 3;
 var maxw = 300;
 var speed = 10;
 var timer = 40;
 var endalpha = 95;
 var alpha = 0;
 var tt,t,c,b,h, no;
 var ie = document.all ? true : false;
 return{
  show:function(v,w,no){
   if(tt == null){
    tt = document.createElement('div');
    tt.setAttribute('id',id);
    t = document.createElement('div');
    t.setAttribute('id',id + 'top');
    c = document.createElement('div');
    c.setAttribute('id',id + no);
    b = document.createElement('div');
    b.setAttribute('id',id + 'bot');
    tt.appendChild(t);
    tt.appendChild(c);
    tt.appendChild(b);
    document.body.appendChild(tt);
    tt.style.opacity = 0;
    tt.style.filter = 'alpha(opacity=0)';
    document.onmousemove = this.pos;
   }
   tt.style.display = 'block';
   c.innerHTML = v;

   tt.style.width = w ? w + 'px' : 'auto';
   if(!w && ie){
    t.style.display = 'none';
    b.style.display = 'none';
    tt.style.width = tt.offsetWidth;
    t.style.display = 'block';
    b.style.display = 'block';
   }
  if(tt.offsetWidth > maxw){tt.style.width = maxw + 'px'}
  h = parseInt(tt.offsetHeight) + top;
  clearInterval(tt.timer);
  tt.timer = setInterval(function(){tooltip.fade(1)},timer);
  },
  pos:function(e){
   var u = ie ? event.clientY + document.documentElement.scrollTop : e.pageY;
   var l = ie ? event.clientX + document.documentElement.scrollLeft : e.pageX;
   tt.style.top = (u - h) + 'px';
   tt.style.left = (l + left) + 'px';
  },
  fade:function(d){
   var a = alpha;
   if((a != endalpha && d == 1) || (a != 0 && d == -1)){
    var i = speed;
   if(endalpha - a < speed && d == 1){
    i = endalpha - a;
   }else if(alpha < speed && d == -1){
     i = a;
   }
   alpha = a + (i * d);
   tt.style.opacity = alpha * .01;
   tt.style.filter = 'alpha(opacity=' + alpha + ')';
  }else{
    clearInterval(tt.timer);
     if(d == -1){tt.style.display = 'none'}
  }
 },
 hide:function(){
  clearInterval(tt.timer);
   tt.timer = setInterval(function(){tooltip.fade(-1)},timer);
  }
 };
}();

Thank you in advance!

Bump - Still requiring assistance with this.

I'm not sure if I understood you correctly, but you can try this example:

<head>
<style>
 #ttcont {
 display:block;
 background: url(imgs/bars/3.png) top right no-repeat;
}
 #ttcont2 {
 display:block;
 background: url(imgs/bars/2.png) top right no-repeat;
}
#ttcont3 {
 display:block;
 background: url(imgs/bars/1.png) top right no-repeat;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<script type="text/javascript">
var tooltip=function(){
 var id = 'tt';
 var top = 3;
 var left = 3;
 var maxw = 300;
 var speed = 10;
 var timer = 40;
 var endalpha = 95;
 var alpha = 0;
 var tt,t,c,b,h, no;
 var ie = document.all ? true : false;
 return{
  show:function(v,w,no){
   if(tt == null){
    tt = document.createElement('div');
    tt.setAttribute('id',id + no);
    t = document.createElement('div');
    t.setAttribute('id',id + 'top');
    c = document.createElement('div');
    c.setAttribute('id',id + no);
    b = document.createElement('div');
    b.setAttribute('id',id + 'bot');
    tt.appendChild(t);
    tt.appendChild(c);
    tt.appendChild(b);
    document.body.appendChild(tt);
    tt.style.opacity = 0;
    tt.style.filter = 'alpha(opacity=0)';
    document.onmousemove = this.pos;
   }
   tt.style.display = 'block';
   c.innerHTML = v;

   tt.style.width = w ? w + 'px' : 'auto';
   if(!w && ie){
    t.style.display = 'none';
    b.style.display = 'none';
    tt.style.width = tt.offsetWidth;
    t.style.display = 'block';
    b.style.display = 'block';
   }
  if(tt.offsetWidth > maxw){tt.style.width = maxw + 'px'}
  h = parseInt(tt.offsetHeight) + top;
  clearInterval(tt.timer);
  tt.timer = setInterval(function(){tooltip.fade(1)},timer);
  },
  pos:function(e){
   var u = ie ? event.clientY + document.documentElement.scrollTop : e.pageY;
   var l = ie ? event.clientX + document.documentElement.scrollLeft : e.pageX;
   tt.style.top = (u - h) + 'px';
   tt.style.left = (l + left) + 'px';
  },
  fade:function(d){
   var a = alpha;
   if((a != endalpha && d == 1) || (a != 0 && d == -1)){
    var i = speed;
   if(endalpha - a < speed && d == 1){
    i = endalpha - a;
   }else if(alpha < speed && d == -1){
     i = a;
   }
   alpha = a + (i * d);
   tt.style.opacity = alpha * .01;
   tt.style.filter = 'alpha(opacity=' + alpha + ')';
  }else{
    clearInterval(tt.timer);
     if(d == -1){tt.style.display = 'none'}
  }
 },
 hide:function(){
  clearInterval(tt.timer);
   tt.timer = setInterval(function(){tooltip.fade(-1)},timer);
  }
 };
}();
</script>

<a href="#" onmouseover="tooltip.show('About Us', 89, 'cont1');">text</a>
</body>

The tooltip is showing, as it was doing in my own code but it still is not displaying correctly (no background).

It shows 500 Internal Server Erorr now but from what I saw, You're not passing the third paramether to the show method, which should set the id name, as in here:

tooltip.show('About Us', 89, 'cont1')

Okay so it is showing the styles now.. but it will only ever show the first style that you rollover, so if a style is different for another rollover it doesn't change it.

Also my rollover backgrounds are doubling.. I have a no-repeat for the background images in my css and so I know it cannot be that.

ttcont2 is repeated twice, That's why the background is doubled:

<div id="ttcont2" style="opacity: 0.95; display: block; width: 89px; top: 491px; left: 84px;">
<div id="tttop"></div>
<div id="ttcont2">Daily Gopher</div>
<div id="ttbot"></div></div>

Those divs are created via JS I'm not really much of a Javascript person, you may have noticed :P - I can do the basics, get stuff by ID and make vars.
Can you tell me what I would perhaps remove and would you know why it only styles by the first rollover?

Here is the portion of the code:

tt = document.createElement('div');
    tt.setAttribute('id',id + no);
    t = document.createElement('div');
    t.setAttribute('id',id + 'top');
    c = document.createElement('div');
    c.setAttribute('id',id + no);
    b = document.createElement('div');

This tt.setAttribute('id',id + no); and this c.setAttribute('id',id + no); set the ID for the divs.

I suggest you change: c.setAttribute('id',id + no); to c.setAttribute('id',id + no + 'text');

Change c.setAttribute('id',id + no); TO c.setAttribute('id',id + no + 'text');

I did and that worked although now the only problem is it uses the same style for each rollover regardless of sending a different style. - It will set the same style for every rollover ONLY after the first rollover is made.

I see now. Ok this is my first example modified to change the background:

<head>
<style>
 .cont1 {background-color:red;}
 .cont2 {background-color:green;}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<script type="text/javascript">
var tooltip=function(){
 var id = 'tt';
 var top = 3;
 var left = 3;
 var maxw = 300;
 var speed = 10;
 var timer = 40;
 var endalpha = 95;
 var alpha = 0;
 var tt,t,c,b,h, no;
 var ie = document.all ? true : false;
 return{
  show:function(v,w,no){
   if(tt == null){
    tt = document.createElement('div');
    tt.setAttribute('id',id);
    t = document.createElement('div');
    t.setAttribute('id',id + 'top');
    c = document.createElement('div');
    c.setAttribute('id',id);
    b = document.createElement('div');
    b.setAttribute('id',id + 'bot');
    tt.appendChild(t);
    tt.appendChild(c);
    tt.appendChild(b);
    document.body.appendChild(tt);
    tt.style.opacity = 0;
    tt.style.filter = 'alpha(opacity=0)';
    document.onmousemove = this.pos;
   }
   tt.setAttribute('class', no);
   tt.style.display = 'block';
   c.innerHTML = v;

   tt.style.width = w ? w + 'px' : 'auto';
   if(!w && ie){
    t.style.display = 'none';
    b.style.display = 'none';
    tt.style.width = tt.offsetWidth;
    t.style.display = 'block';
    b.style.display = 'block';
   }
  if(tt.offsetWidth > maxw){tt.style.width = maxw + 'px'}
  h = parseInt(tt.offsetHeight) + top;
  clearInterval(tt.timer);
  tt.timer = setInterval(function(){tooltip.fade(1)},timer);
  },
  pos:function(e){
   var u = ie ? event.clientY + document.documentElement.scrollTop : e.pageY;
   var l = ie ? event.clientX + document.documentElement.scrollLeft : e.pageX;
   tt.style.top = (u - h) + 'px';
   tt.style.left = (l + left) + 'px';
  },
  fade:function(d){
   var a = alpha;
   if((a != endalpha && d == 1) || (a != 0 && d == -1)){
    var i = speed;
   if(endalpha - a < speed && d == 1){
    i = endalpha - a;
   }else if(alpha < speed && d == -1){
     i = a;
   }
   alpha = a + (i * d);
   tt.style.opacity = alpha * .01;
   tt.style.filter = 'alpha(opacity=' + alpha + ')';
  }else{
    clearInterval(tt.timer);
     if(d == -1){tt.style.display = 'none'}
  }
 },
 hide:function(){
  clearInterval(tt.timer);
   tt.timer = setInterval(function(){tooltip.fade(-1)},timer);
  }
 };
}();
</script>

<a href="#" onmouseover="tooltip.show('About Us', 89, 'cont1');">text</a>

<a href="#" onmouseover="tooltip.show('About You', 89, 'cont2');">text2</a>
</body>

Tried that, doesn't show any background now.. :)

Notice the CSS it changes the class rather than the id;

<style>
 .cont1 {background-color:red;}
 .cont2 {background-color:green;}
</style>

Still no success with that but I added in the style. Although if it fixes it then I'd be more than happy to go for that route