Popup-free form help

In Form Help without Popups, Gez Lemon describes a nice way of providing the user with help text for fields in web forms without using popup windows.

It's a simple concept that I've used a few times: use JavaScript to hide the help text until the user chooses to display it. No annoying popups, and if scripting is disabled the help text is still available.

Posted on October 15, 2005 in Quicklinks, Accessibility, JavaScript, Usability