40+ Tooltips Scripts With AJAX, JavaScript & CSS ...

An improved Nice Titles Tooltip Script with Accesskeys support. A lightweight prototype based JavaScript tooltip A classic. The script uses a background image.

Nice Titles Revised
An improved Nice Titles Tooltip Script with Accesskeys support.

A lightweight prototype based JavaScript tooltip

* Nice Titles

A classic. The script uses a background image.

AJAX-enabled Help-BalloonsHelp windows in baloon-design. AJAXified version is also available.

jTip – A jQuery Tool Tip
Extensive AJAX-based tooltips with numerous functions and presentation possibilities.

* jQuery plugin: Tooltip
Enhances the jQuery Library.

Works for all elements, not only for links in most browsers - IE 5.5+, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

Form field hints with CSS Tooltips

t’s a basic example of how helpful a little JavaScript and CSS can be in a form. Instead of the input hints always showing and potentionally cluttering a very simple form, only the hint for the currently focused input will show. This article will show a way to do this.

JS Tooltip
Displays customizable tool tip message for each link element on a web page. A tool tip that can be added to the anchor element unobtrusively by adding a class value to it. This was done by having the tool tip message pull from the specific title attribute of the anchor element that the tool tip was added too.

Flexible DHTML-Tooltipp in numerous formats. Appears (almost) immedately and fades in during loading.


Converts footnotes to tooltips. Appears immediately and can be assigned with a fixed position in the browser window.

5 Tooltips by DHTMLGoodies
First version is suppose to improve the usability of online forms:

The second technique uses AJAX.

Walter Zorns JavaScript, DHTML Tooltipps

These tooltips can be used for different purposes; the code is well-documented and can easily be improved and modified.


This is a demo page for the new clueTip — a jQuery-based, AJAX-powered tooltip. The clueTip plug-in was inspired by Cody Lindley’s jTip script.

Mootools Tooltip
Mootools Javascript example of using tooltips.

# Sweet Titles
JavaScript Fading Tooltips.
# Hover Tip
Tooltip with menu-like capabilities. The tooltip layer will remain visible while the viewer hovers over it. This allows you to place clickable links inside tooltip content.

This JavaScript-library can be used in a variety of ways; many positioning and appearance features are available.

Scriptaculous Effect.Tooltip

The tooltip script from the script.aculo.us library.

Tooltipps with AJAX. The library uses the Prototype JavaScript Framework. The demo doesn’t work any longer.

CSS-Based Solutions

* CSS Tooltips
A simple demonstration of using custom CSS tooltips as a drop-in replacement for the browser-based title attribute.

* CSS Technique for Tooltips
CSS can create “faux tooltips” much the same as the JavaScript ones, but without all the (possibly) undesirable scripting. There are a few in’s and out’s involved, but surprisingly, the methods are rather easy to accomplish.
Tooltips Scripts - CSS Tooltips - Part One

* Unobtrusive and Slightly Accessible CSS Tool Tips on Semi Transparent CSS Menus

The scripts creates half-transparent tooltips with shadows.
Tooltips Scripts - Unobtrusive and Slightly Accessible CSS Tool Tips on Semi Transparent CSS Menus

* CSS Menu Descriptions

This is a CSS technique that could be useful if you want to give users accessible added content such as tool-tips, notifications, or alerts, without adding unnecessary clutter to your page. And since it doesn’t rely of JavaScript, it should be useful to everyone, even disabled users.
Tooltips Scripts - CSS: Menu Descriptions | Mike’s Experiments | MikeCherim.com

* Balloon Tooltip Demonstration
Balloon tooltip demonstration.
Tooltips Scripts - Balloon tooltip demonstration

* CSS Tooltipps, lixlpixel Javascript Tooltips
Similar scripts from the same source:
Tooltips Scripts - lixlpixel javascript tooltips | tooltips which stick to the cursor
Tooltips Scripts - lixlpixel CSS tooltips

* CSS Rollovers for Tooltips
Tooltips Scripts - | mikezilla | CSS Rollovers for tooltips

* CSS Bubble Tooltips
This example will show you how well this tooltip stretches for long descriptions.
Tooltips Scripts - CSS Bubble Tooltips

* Pure CSS Tooltips I

* Simple, accessible “more” links - v2
CSS-based solution for displaying tooltips.
Tooltips Scripts - Simple, accessible

* CSS Tooltips
Another solution, based only on CSS.
Tooltips Scripts - Fiji Web Design - CSS Tooltips - Floating HTML Elements

* Information Balloon PopUps
Stu Nicholls delivers another CSS-based solutions.
Screenshot Tooltipp

Further Solutions

* Snap.com
Snap gives you a visual preview of each result before you click on it. And that improves your odds of picking the right search, without clicking back-and-forth several times.
Tooltips Scripts - Snap

* DHTML Tooltips
Popup a help tip or information layer onmouseover using this object-based DHTML tooltip code. The basic version, presented on this page, can contain plain text or rich html, images, or images and text. The tooltip can be displayed over a background image. It can move with mouse movement. And it is easy to customize and modify.
Tooltips Scripts - DHTML Tooltips: Pop-up Layer Onmouseover
* Animated Tooltip Javascript

* DOM Tooltip
DOM Tooltip Script-Library

* Yahoo! UI Library: Tooltip
The Yahoo! UI Library Toolbox provides among other functions also tooltips.

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