35 Useful Scripts for Tooltips
Tooltips provide opportunities to give website visitors additional information without creating added clutter on the page. There are plenty of tooltip scripts available that can be used in your own work. In this post we’ll feature 35 options.
Coda Popup Bubbles
Re-creates their ‘puff’ popup bubble used by Coda.
Easiest Tooltip and Image Preview
Adds an element to the body when you roll over a certain object.
Easy Tooltip jQuery Plugin
By default this plugin will read the title attribute of the element and convert it into fade-in tooltip that you can style any way you want.
jTip pulls content into a tool tip using the HttpXMLRequest object. By adding a class attribute value of “jTip” to a link element you can create a tooltip from the content found in the file the href is pointing too.
Gives links with the title attribute a “nice title” using a semi-transparent PNG.
Tooltip to Forms
Displays a tooltip next to form elements when the element receives focus.
This tool uses a simple and natural syntax and has an advanced programming API. You can extend it with callback methods or with your own plugins.
Content of the tooltip is retrieved by Ajax from external files.
With the Orbital Tooltip you can choose to position the tooltip on any object in a 360 degrees around it.
A tooltip with a speech bubble background.
Pure CSS Tooltips
Tooltip effects using only CSS and HTML.
The code offers a variety of options for source and type of tooltip content and flexible control of positioning, formatting and display.
Hot Ajax Tooltip
Let’s you create mouse over tooltips to your content and allows you to show additional information.
CSS/JS based “popup tooltip” script that dynamically converts regular footnotes in a document into tooltips that appear next to their triggering elements.
Tooltips using the MooTools framework.
Tooltip with Transparent Shadow
Tooltip script with a nice transparent shadow.
AJAX help balloons / tool tips / dialog balloons.
Form Field Hints
Instead of the input hints always showing and potentially cluttering a very simple form, only the hint for the currently focused input will show.
Have you ever felt constrained by a lack of control over the browsers default tool tip? Wishing for something a little more customizable?
CSS Bubble Tooltips
qTip provides you with tons of features like rounded corners and speech bubble tips.
A basic tooltip that offers some advanced options.
jQuery Input Floating Box Hint
Provide an automatic box hint in the right side of an input, when focus on that input, and disappear when focus go (blur).
A jQuery plugin for creating a Facebook-like tooltips effect based on an anchor tag’s title attribute.
The clueTip plugin allows you to easily show a fancy tooltip when the user’s mouse hovers over (or, optionally, clicks on) any element you designate in your script. If the element includes a title attribute, its text becomes the heading of the clueTip.
Designed to quickly provide very lightweight tooltips to users of jQuery.
jQuery and CSS Tooltip
The code to implementing these tooltips is extremely simple and concise, and this allows you to incorporate tooltips into your application without unnecessary bloat and hassle.
A tutorial from SixRevisions with source code available for download.
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Published December 2nd, 2009 by Steven Snell