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One part of our application is providing an analytical display of data on different parts of customer's website, this is achieved by using layover tiles that expand with data on rollover.

We would like to add dynamic help these days to the layover and it seems that if we do that, the addition of another 10 ? icons clutters the display too much.

We tried playing around with other options as well, attaching all 3 of them, let me know which one you think works best.

Variant 1

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closed as too localized by JohnGB, rk., Koen Lageveen, Graham Herrli, ChrisF May 28 '13 at 11:24

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Hi Dina and welcome to As your question stands it's essentially asking for a review. However, reviews aren't part of the philosophy of this site as they have limited use to other users. You can still get useful feedback if you rephrase the question and focus on the specific UX problem. – JohnGB May 27 '13 at 12:07
can the items for which you need to provide context help get focus ? i.e are they static like labels or not – rags May 27 '13 at 12:22
Hi John, thank you... is it better now? – Dina Neishtadt May 27 '13 at 14:03
Rags - no, they are not static, values change there when you hoover over them to show trends – Dina Neishtadt May 27 '13 at 14:03
@DinaNeishtadt I edited your question, variant 1 et 2 linked to the same image so I erased variant 2. – Gildas Frémont May 27 '13 at 14:35

Not keen on either of the options you show to be honest - as you say, the screen is quite cluttered. How about a dashed underline for items with associated help that displays onHover?

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Sounds much better, the thing I don't like about it is that the underline is not really self explanatory, like ? icon – Dina Neishtadt May 28 '13 at 8:47

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