Implement a tooltip system using only CSS for displayinginformation on hover.

Hey, I am Ajink, and today in this blog, we’re going to implement a tooltip system using only CSS. Tooltips are a handy way to provide additional information when users hover over specific elements on a webpage.

HTML Code: create index.html

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  <title>Tooltip System</title>
</head>
<body>
  <div class="tooltip-container">
    <div class="tooltip-trigger" data-tooltip="Hello! This is a tooltip.">Hover me</div>
    <div class="tooltip-text">Hello! This is a tooltip.</div>
  </div>
</body>
</html>

HTML Code Explanation:

  • We have a basic HTML structure with a container div and a trigger element (tooltip-trigger) that will display the tooltip on hover.

CSS Code: style.css

body {
  margin: 0;
  font-family: 'Arial', sans-serif;
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
  justify-content: center;
  height: 100vh;
  background-color: #f0f0f0;
}

.tooltip-container {
  position: relative;
}

.tooltip-trigger {
  cursor: pointer;
  position: relative;
  border: 1px solid #3498db;
  padding: 10px;
  background-color: #3498db;
  color: #fff;
  border-radius: 4px;
}

.tooltip-text {
  visibility: hidden;
  position: absolute;
  z-index: 1;
  top: 100%;
  left: 50%;
  transform: translateX(-50%);
  background-color: #333;
  color: #fff;
  padding: 5px;
  border-radius: 4px;
  width: 150px;
  text-align: center;
  opacity: 0;
  transition: opacity 0.3s ease-in-out;
}

.tooltip-trigger:hover + .tooltip-text {
  visibility: visible;
  opacity: 1;
}

CSS Code Explanation:

  • The CSS provides styling for the tooltip system.
  • The .tooltip-container class is set as relative, and the .tooltip-trigger class represents the element that triggers the tooltip on hover.
  • The .tooltip-text class represents the actual tooltip and is initially hidden (visibility: hidden;).
  • On hover, the tooltip becomes visible and fades in with a smooth transition.

Conclusion:

In this blog, we successfully implemented a tooltip system using only CSS. You can use this technique to enhance user experience by providing additional information on hover. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel at youtube.com/@ajink21 for more exciting tutorials.

Thanks for reading, and if you have any doubts, feel free to comment!

Ajink Gupta
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