JavaScript Tooltips

Presenting dyn-web's JavaScript Tooltips with unobtrusive event handling and easy setup. The tooltip code offers a variety of options for source and type of tooltip content and flexible control of positioning, formatting, and display. The JavaScript is object based, avoids the use of global variables, and provides accessibility and device independent features.

Note to Touch Device Users

Tooltips are not enabled for touch devices on this page. The code supports touch, but not all tooltip implementations makes sense in that context.

For more information see the footnote below and the documentation. To see the code demonstrated on your touch device, view the demos listed on the upper right and Tooltips and Touch Devices.

More tooltip features are described and demonstrated [1] in the list below.

  • The tooltip can be activated onmouseover or onclick.
  • Tooltip content can be held in a variable, obtained via Ajax, or it can come from HTML elements in the page.
  • Tooltip content can include images, images with text, and a caption as well as other rich HTML.
  • The tooltip can contain clickable links using a hoverable option.
  • The tooltip can be "sticky" or hidden after a specified duration.

Even more features are demonstrated in the list of online examples on the upper right. The download file also provides examples.

The JavaScript Tooltip code is known to work for Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome, and should also support any other relatively up-to-date browser. The code also works for Safari on iPhone/iPad and a variety of browsers on Android.

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  1. Touchscreen users will not see the tooltips on this page. Even though the tooltip code provides support for touch devices when appropriate, links for navigation that display a tooltip on mouseover don't make sense on a touch device. See the Tooltip Demos listed on the upper right, Tooltips and Touch Devices, and the documentation for demonstration and more information about tooltip support for touch devices. ^