Re: position: pointer

As per Brian Kardell's suggestion, and seeing that this might go somewhere,
I threw together a quick spec draft for the proposal [1].



On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 8:08 PM, Jussi Kalliokoski <> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I wanted to discuss the possibility of adding a new `position` type called
> `pointer`. I came up with the idea as I was thinking about how limited
> `title` attribute tooltips are, which made me check out the JS libraries
> for the purpose, which are crappy as well, and I think JS shouldn't be
> needed for "simple" positioning of elements like this (there may be a few
> cycles to save here as well). The idea is pretty simple, it works kinda
> like absolute or fixed position (in that the element is floating), but the
> given coordinates are relative to the main pointer position.
> This would let you make tooltips in pure CSS and HTML (not to mention that
> you could recreate those stars flying around the mouse from the 90s with
> just CSS and HTML ;). I made a small demo [1] [2] to give a better picture
> of what I mean. The actual demo uses a silly JS shim, and I think the
> smoothness speaks for itself about how unsuitable JS is for this kind of
> functionality.
> Looking forward to feedback!
> Cheers,
> Jussi
> [1] (code)
> [2] (result)

Received on Tuesday, 9 October 2012 10:20:30 UTC