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HOWTO: Make some text hover over everything else

I think what I need to do is REALLY basic from the HTML/CSS
prospective. The long and the short of it is, I have developed a
Kiosk browser that embeds either IE7, IE6 or Firefox. When the kiosk
software detects no interaction for a give amount of time, I want to
display a message and a count down to reset the kiosk back to the home
page.

I can handle all the DOM code to insert HTML into the current page,
update the seconds left, rest the page, turn off the timer if the
mouse moves, extra.

What I cannot figure out is this: I want the timer/message to be
centered at the bottom of the browser/window but I want it to be a
"window" that hovers over everything else. I see this type of thing
all the time now in HTML where you click on something and a "window"
pops up over everything else, but it is simply some type of tag/
element on the HTML page.

How is that done?

Cartoper

Jul 22 '07 #1
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Well bust mah britches and call me cheeky, on Sun, 22 Jul 2007 02:46:00 GMT
herc scribed:
I think what I need to do is REALLY basic from the HTML/CSS
prospective. The long and the short of it is, I have developed a
Kiosk browser that embeds either IE7, IE6 or Firefox. When the kiosk
software detects no interaction for a give amount of time, I want to
display a message and a count down to reset the kiosk back to the home
page.

I can handle all the DOM code to insert HTML into the current page,
update the seconds left, rest the page, turn off the timer if the
mouse moves, extra.

What I cannot figure out is this: I want the timer/message to be
centered at the bottom of the browser/window but I want it to be a
"window" that hovers over everything else. I see this type of thing
all the time now in HTML where you click on something and a "window"
pops up over everything else, but it is simply some type of tag/
element on the HTML page.
Probably with javascript (to trigger) and css. You'll have to read up a
little on css, but something like that could be done with z-index (plus
other styling.)

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Neredbojias
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Jul 22 '07 #2

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