Q: Can this work on mouseover or hover?
A: This is a question we get quite often. The plugin does not work with hover. We have created custom versions for clients in the past that does this, however you really need to think through how you will deal with touch devices that do not have a ‘hover’ state.
Also, when you hover over and item, how will your user close it? On mouse HoverOut is the easy answer, but then the user can never select or click on anything in the target area.
In short, it can be done but it’s a complex interaction that needs to be well planned out.
Here is an example of a plugin we custom built for a client.