Bubble Tooltips using CSS

Now a days tooltip is become a damn important part of any web page. Some time we are facing to find or develop a cross browser JavaScript / JQuery based tooltips. But for a simple bubble tooltips just avoid cross-browser javascript when you can use css to make tooltips with less code. Honestly you were going to use css to style your tooltips anyway right? Your probably already have most of this code in your css already too.  This is my Bubble Tooltip with CSS to see how well these bubble tooltips work. Besides that if you have an advanced site in the first place you probably have enought javascript already.

This example will show you how well this tooltip stretches for long descriptions when you hover here!WWOOWW!, This really is a very long tooltip. Normally they aren’t this long but every once in a while you feel the urge to use a really long description to make sure you get your point across to everyone! This could go on and on all of the way down the page and probably overflow onto the next website you visit! No, seriously go check the next website you planned on visiting..but you have to be quick when you move the mouse off of this link. I bet you can’t do it fast enough ;). Also with the IE hack for the :hover state, you can do this with elements besides anchors.

If you dont like how it allows you to hover over the tooltip also then you can adjust the padding and top to separate the tool tip from the link. You can  Download Bubble Tooltips using CSS Script .


Bubble Tooltips Css are:

a.tt span{ display: none; }

/*background:; ie hack, something must be changed in a for ie to execute it*/
a.tt:hover{ z-index:25; color: #aaaaff; background:;}
a.tt:hover span.tooltip{
top:0px; left:0;
padding: 15px 0 0 0;
color: #993300;
text-align: center;
filter: alpha(opacity:90);
KHTMLOpacity: 0.90;
MozOpacity: 0.90;
opacity: 0.90;
a.tt:hover span.top{
display: block;
padding: 30px 8px 0;
background: url(bubble.gif) no-repeat top;
a.tt:hover span.middle{ /* different middle bg for stretch */
display: block;
padding: 0 8px;
background: url(bubble_filler.gif) repeat bottom;
a.tt:hover span.bottom{
display: block;
padding:3px 8px 10px;
color: #548912;
background: url(bubble.gif) no-repeat bottom;


After adding this css to your site style, You should add the “tt” class to the HTML tag. Finally you need to insert your HTML text to a simple span structure. For example:

You can <a href=”#”>hover over me<span><span></span><span>This is my Bubble Tooltip with CSS</span><span></span></span></a> to see how well these bubble tooltips work.


The block structure of span will show as popup and naturally hidden in the web page.


Source : http://trentrichardson.com/examples/csstooltips/

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