How to Build a PopUp Menu

I want to make a table with clickable columns (better if they can also
be highlighted) which when clicked opens up a pop up menu which contains
a form something like the Google Calender if anyone has seen it...
Can anyone give me directions how to go about doing this? Would I be
needing both Javascript and Ajax along with RoR or is it just possible
with Ajax n RoR?

Baber Javed wrote:

I want to make a table with clickable columns (better if they can also
be highlighted) which when clicked opens up a pop up menu which contains
a form something like the Google Calender if anyone has seen it...
Can anyone give me directions how to go about doing this? Would I be
needing both Javascript and Ajax along with RoR or is it just possible
with Ajax n RoR?

the substruct project has something of a popup when you click on 'add to
cart' -- might be a good example.
Basically when you click on it you want to open up either a hidden div
or an iframe.
-R

Maybe you could use modal controls, like lightboxes, see the examples
here

http://livepipe.net/projects/control_modal/

There are examples with ajax calls and iframes, and the best of all is
that is using prototype.