[Phpmyadmin-devel] qTip usage for more reusable code

Aris Feryanto aris_feryanto at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 16 16:39:15 CEST 2011

On Jul 15, 2011, at 6:51 PM, Tyron Madlener <tyronx at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 1:27 PM, Rouslan Placella <rouslan at placella.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, 2011-07-14 at 21:25 -0700, Aris Feryanto wrote:
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info>
>>>> Le 2011-07-13 21:57, Aris Feryanto a écrit :
>>>>>  I pushed code for the new tooltip. I used Tyron's suggestion to
>>>>>  create a function PMA_createqTip() and added one parameter,
>>>> "content"
>>>>>  *. It looks very similar to the old tooltip, except for some
>>>>>  behavior, like the tooltip sometimes not update its position while in
>>>>>  the animation phase.
>>>>>  Please check the demo at http://demo.phpmyadmin.net/gsoc-aris.
>>>> Aris,
>>>> column highlighting conflict is fixed, however the problem under IE9
>>>> persists: I can't read a thing in these tooltips.
>>> Fixed in my git. After went through the qTip code, I found there was a bug in qTip. The bug make tooltips initialized with empty string always have 20px width in (my) IE. I'll report this bug to qTip community.
>>> Thank you for the feedback.
>> I'd say don't bother reporting that to the qTtip crowd since qTip 1 is
>> deprecated (the version we use), they are working on qTip 2, which is
>> not yet released (yeah, I know, that makes no sense...).
>> By the way, now we have 2 different types of tooltips, I'd love to see
>> them being unified some how. The other kind of tooltips are also created
>> in functions.js, by function initTooltips(). So maybe PMA_createqTip()
>> can be used to create those, too. Also the two functions should be
>> phisically next to each other in the file, since they are kind of
>> related. And the cherry on the cake would be if these two types of
>> tooltips could be styled in a similar way and thus look more consistent.
>> Rouslan
> The style can be similar but I still think it's good to have them
> differ slightly for the 2 different uses. One for hints such as "Hey
> you can sort this table by clicking the columns" and the others for
> longer footnotes and explanations.
> So I find it great that Aris' tooltip is fancy and animated for the first case.

Yes, I agree with Tyron about this. I think it is good to have the two slightly different tooltips for different usage.

Aris Feryanto
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