As I mentioned, it's really not a Kentico restriction or limitation or issue. It's all in the design, let the designer think and sketch it up. Let the front end dev create the markup and then the Kentico developer implement it.
There are several google results which talk about this type of link peek setup. The first one on stackoverflow is pretty good. It references a site called Link Peek in which you can implement their plug-in in 15 minutes or they will help. Seems like a viable option to me.