This is very much based on the Coda Popup Bubble example for jQuery that’s been going around with a few important differences:
- The information is requested via AJAX, so you don’t have to include all of this extra information in a hidden div. This keeps your markup smaller for grids with tons of names in it.
- When you mouse over another name, the previous one will disappear. If you tried this with the original Coda example, you’d end up with a weird streaking animation since there’s a delay before the div is hidden.
- Works in IE (just turned off the fade animation)