Thank you for approaching new work in this way! My dream is for teams to be able to build things lightning fast as the components already exist. We can only do this if we responsibly code and look at what's already out there.

It's worth noting that in addition to this Shahyar has built something similar on Flow [1] but it currently doesn't use OOUI either. It however does use similar styling. It would be worth reaching out to the Flow team and see if it would be possible for your two teams to build something that leverages oojs/ooui and is flexible enough to meet your two use cases that can be called 'standard'.

Also think of the mobile.. the current tipsy controls are terrible on mobile and I'd appreciate if you can poke at the design and get it into a more mobile friendly state.

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On Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 10:20 PM, Jared Zimmerman <> wrote:

Please work with Trevor, Jon, and Prateek on this. It would be great for you to be able to build this out and include it in the main component library. 

Jared Zimmerman  \\  Director of User Experience \\ Wikimedia Foundation               

On Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 3:26 AM, Gergo Tisza <> wrote:
Hi all,

I need to create some tooltips for the MediaViewer project which have a more robust look and behavior than the usual tipsy tooltips. (See the second mockup in this specification.) They would still be implemented via tipsy, but would need to be reskinned.

This seems to be the kind of functionality that should not reimplemented by each team with a different look and feel and a duplication of effort, but should be done once in some central location so it is usable by all. So I am wondering if something like this exist already, and if it doesn't , what rules should I follow to make sure my work is useful for other teams?

Pau pointed me at the Tipsy on mediawiki.ui trello card, which is exactly what I would need, but had no activity since April, and it's hard to figure out the state of the project from it (I did not find any related code in mediawiki.ui, at any rate). Are there any results of that which I could use?

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