modal window with some text onmouseover

i'm not a js programmer AND i'm looking for a modal window that pops up onmouseover (and on click as well) that i can put a graphic and some text into  - looking for easy to follow suggestions.

thanks!
phillystyle123Asked:
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ddayx10Connect With a Mentor Commented:
For real straight-forward modal making I like to use this kind of thing. There are a lot of ways to make modals, but for simplicity sake I'm just giving you a basic idea.

dday
<head>
<title>Untitled Page</title>
 
<script type="text/javascript">
function showModal()
{
document.getElementById('modalBox').style.display = 'block';
return false;
}
 
function hideModal()
{
document.getElementById('modalBox').style.display = 'none';
return false;
}
</script>
</head>
<body>
<div style="position:relative; margin:50px 50px;">
<a href="#" onclick="return showModal()" onmouseover="return showModal()">ClickMe</a>
<div id="modalBox" style="position:absolute; top:0px; left:0px; display:none;">
<img src="/img/someimage.jpg" height="25" width="25" />
<a href="#" onclick="return hideModal()">Close</a>
</div>
 
</div>
</body>
</html>

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Pratima PharandeCommented:
Try this

               <a href='#' onmouseover="window.open ('7.html',
'mywindow','menubar=1,resizable=1,width=350,height=250');" target="_blank"   >MouseOver</a>
<a href='#' onclick="window.open ('7.html',
'mywindow','menubar=1,resizable=1,width=350,height=250');" target="_blank"   >Onclick</a>

Replace 7.html with your page name that you want to open in Popup window
for more info about window.open refer
http://www.javascript-coder.com/window-popup/javascript-window-open.phtml
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phillystyle123Author Commented:
thansk for the response pratima mcs - the on click is working - the mouseover is not - here's my code:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>
 
<body>
   <a href='#' onmouseover="window.open ('modaltest.php',
'mywindow','menubar=1,resizable=1,width=350,height=250');" target="_blank"   >MouseOver</a>
<a href='#' onclick="window.open ('modaltest.php',
'mywindow','menubar=1,resizable=1,width=350,height=250');" target="_blank"   >Onclick</a>
</body>
</html>

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Pratima PharandeCommented:
check if this work

<a href='#' onmouseover="alert('test')" target="_blank"   >MouseOver</a>

What error its getting ?
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Pratima PharandeCommented:
its working for me in both browsers IE and Mozzila
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phillystyle123Author Commented:
ah yes-had my pop up blockter turned on! now it works- only problem is, i'm looking for a sort of "frameless" look

sort of like this -

http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=37455&vid=1&pid=652033&scid=652033012

but without the move around the photo feature
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phillystyle123Author Commented:
for instance something like this would be PERFECT - if i could get it to work onmouseover:

http://ctemps.cjehost.com/modaltest.php

click on "Simple Window Modal"
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>Simple JQuery Modal Window from Queness</title>
 
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.pack.js"></script>
<script>
 
$(document).ready(function() {	
 
	//select all the a tag with name equal to modal
	$('a[name=modal]').click(function(e) {
		//Cancel the link behavior
		e.preventDefault();
		
		//Get the A tag
		var id = $(this).attr('href');
	
		//Get the screen height and width
		var maskHeight = $(document).height();
		var maskWidth = $(window).width();
	
		//Set heigth and width to mask to fill up the whole screen
		$('#mask').css({'width':maskWidth,'height':maskHeight});
		
		//transition effect		
		$('#mask').fadeIn(1000);	
		$('#mask').fadeTo("slow",0.8);	
	
		//Get the window height and width
		var winH = $(window).height();
		var winW = $(window).width();
              
		//Set the popup window to center
		$(id).css('top',  winH/2-$(id).height()/2);
		$(id).css('left', winW/2-$(id).width()/2);
	
		//transition effect
		$(id).fadeIn(2000); 
	
	});
	
	//if close button is clicked
	$('.window .close').click(function (e) {
		//Cancel the link behavior
		e.preventDefault();
		
		$('#mask').hide();
		$('.window').hide();
	});		
	
	//if mask is clicked
	$('#mask').click(function () {
		$(this).hide();
		$('.window').hide();
	});			
	
});
 
</script>
<style>
body {
font-family:verdana;
font-size:15px;
}
 
a {color:#333; text-decoration:none}
a:hover {color:#ccc; text-decoration:none}
 
#mask {
  position:absolute;
  left:0;
  top:0;
  z-index:9000;
  background-color:#000;
  display:none;
}
  
#boxes .window {
  position:absolute;
  left:0;
  top:0;
  width:440px;
  height:200px;
  display:none;
  z-index:9999;
  padding:20px;
}
 
#boxes #dialog {
  width:375px; 
  height:203px;
  padding:10px;
  background-color:#ffffff;
}
 
#boxes #dialog1 {
  width:375px; 
  height:203px;
}
 
#dialog1 .d-header {
  background:url(images/login-header.png) no-repeat 0 0 transparent; 
  width:375px; 
  height:150px;
}
 
#dialog1 .d-header input {
  position:relative;
  top:60px;
  left:100px;
  border:3px solid #cccccc;
  height:22px;
  width:200px;
  font-size:15px;
  padding:5px;
  margin-top:4px;
}
 
#dialog1 .d-blank {
  float:left;
  background:url(images/login-blank.png) no-repeat 0 0 transparent; 
  width:267px; 
  height:53px;
}
 
#dialog1 .d-login {
  float:left;
  width:108px; 
  height:53px;
}
 
#boxes #dialog2 {
  background:url(images/notice.png) no-repeat 0 0 transparent; 
  width:326px; 
  height:229px;
  padding:50px 0 20px 25px;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<h2><a href="http://www.queness.com">Simple jQuery Modal Window Examples from Queness WebBlog</a></h2>
 
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.queness.com">Normal Link</a></li>
<li><a href="#dialog" name="modal">Simple Window Modal</a></li>
<li><a href="#dialog1" name="modal">Login Dialog Box</a></li>
<li><a href="#dialog2" name="modal">Sticky Note</a></li>
</ul>
 
<div style="font-size:10px;color:#ccc">Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.</div>
 
<div id="boxes">
 
<div id="dialog" class="window">
 
Simple Modal Window | 
<a href="#"class="close"/>Close it</a>
</div>
  
<!-- Start of Login Dialog -->  
<div id="dialog1" class="window">
  <div class="d-header">
    <input type="text" value="username" onclick="this.value=''"/><br/>
    <input type="password" value="Password" onclick="this.value=''"/>    
  </div>
  <div class="d-blank"></div>
  <div class="d-login"><input type="image" alt="Login" title="Login" src="images/login-button.png"/></div>
 
</div>
<!-- End of Login Dialog -->  
 
 
 
<!-- Start of Sticky Note -->
<div id="dialog2" class="window">
  So, with this <b>Simple Jquery Modal Window</b>, it can be in any shapes you want! Simple and Easy to modify : ) <br/><br/>
<input type="button" value="Close it" class="close"/>
</div>
<!-- End of Sticky Note -->
 
 
 
<!-- Mask to cover the whole screen -->
  <div id="mask"></div>
 
</div>
 
 
 
</body>
</html>

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phillystyle123Author Commented:
ddayx10 - this is very cool! very straightforward - it's pretty much exactly what i need. my only quesiton is  - i would prefer the modal window source to be a seperate webpage instead of

<div id="modalBox" style="position:absolute; top:0px; left:0px; display:none;">
<img src="/img/someimage.jpg" height="25" width="25" />
<a href="#" onclick="return hideModal()">Close</a>
</div>

is there a way to pull that off?
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phillystyle123Author Commented:
Thanks - i actually ended up using something a little bit more flexible:

http://deseloper.org/examples/modal-simple/ - works great! so far. i was having problems with z-index and position with your solution - but it defintely pushed me toward the solution - thanks for taking the time.
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ddayx10Commented:
I can see this is closed. I didnt mean not to answer I was just away from computer for about 12 hrs. Glad you found a solution.

dday
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