Few weeks back I had published a post that showcased how you can use power of Siebel Open UI to actually implement tooltips for fields in List and Form applets in truly SRF independent way. If you haven’t gone through the post I would suggest doing that before continuing. You will also be able to see it in action next year in first ever Siebel Open UI book published by packt along with several other advanced example that allow to fully understand and use power of Open UI for creating truly wonderful User Experience. So, don’t forget to get your hands on as soon as one comes out (I know I will be getting one 🙂 ).
I felt it was good and really useful example but it lacked one thing ability to truly style the tooltips in the way you want. Let’s say for some fields I would like to emphasize the tooltip, for others I would like to appear it in red color so that user pay more attention to it or for some fields you would like to present it in blue (you get the point). I really wanted it to be flexible in terms of style so I started exploring ways to achieve it. Soon I realized that it would not be possible without a plugin and after some research I zeroed in on qTip2. Continue Reading