¶ So I was perusing the Guardian’s World Cup fixtures guide and noticed a little feature I’d never seen before: line breaks in tooltips.
The solution for achieving this is devilishly simple – just use the carriage return entity
in your title attribute, for example:
title="Kick-off : 20:00
Stadium : Rhein Energy Stadion, Cologne"
The little triangle image used by the Guardian to indicate a note is also a nice touch, and borrows from a visual approach which may be familiar to users of Excel. Whether important information like venue and kick off time should be ‘hidden’ in a title attribute is another question.
On a World Cup related note, Dan Hill has been waxing lyrical about the fantastic goal scored by Argentina against Serbia & Montenegro. Dan posted a scan of Guardian’s visual representation of the goal which I’ve repeated here:
It is clearly quite a challenge to create a static image of such a complex event which occured over time. For that reason, I’ve taken the liberty of embedding the video for your delectation and comparison purposes (invalid code follows).