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10 Amazingly Useful jQuery Tooltips

10 useful jQuery elements

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The Tooltip is a great option for displaying relevant details when a user hovers over an element on the page. When implemented effectively, jQuery tooltips can dramatically improve a user's experience, reduce bounce rates and boost overall results from a site. In this article we're showcasing 10 jQuery Tooltip Plugins to help you leverage jQuery based options for immersive and engaging Tooltip effects.

The 10 jQuery Tips

1. Sticky Tip jQuery Tooltip

This adds a rich HTML tooltip to elements that's revealed when the mouse rolls over them. The tooltip can be "stickied", or kept visible on the screen by right clicking on pressing "s". The contents for each tooltip are simply defined as regular HTML on the page, making them very easy to define and customize.

2. qTip jQuery Tooltip

This is an advanced tooltip plugin for jQuery built from the ground up to be user friendly, yet feature rich. qTip provides features like rounded corners and speech bubble tips.

3. Tip Tip jQuery Tooltip

This detects the edges of the browser window and adjusts itself to be displayed above, below, to the left or to the right of the element with TipTip applied to it. TipTip is a light tooltip jQuery plugin with only 3.5kb minified.

4. Tiny Tips jQuery Tooltip

This is a very lightweight jQuery plugin that gives the ability to add tooltips to any element on a page. Thoroughly documented and designer friendly.

5. Beauty Tips jQuery Tooltip

This is a jQuery tooltips plugin which uses the canvas drawing element in the HTML5 spec to dynamically draw tooltips (sometimes called "talk bubbles" or "help balloons") associated with a html element on the page. The canvas element is supported in modern versions of FireFox, Safari, and Opera. However, Internet Explorer needs a separate library called ExplorerCanvas included on the page in order to support canvas drawing functions. BeautyTips has been tested with jQuery 1.2.6 and 1.3 on Firefox 3.x, Safari 3.x (also works on iPhone!), IE 6.x+, and Opera 8+, but I'm sure other canvas-capable browsers will work as well.

6. jQuery Tools jQuery Tooltip

This is a simple to use but rich framework for enabling tooltips by taking advantage of the element's title attribute. If you want complex tooltips with images, tables, forms and links that's possible by placing the tooltip element manually next to the trigger element then look no further. Configure design, timing and positioning and set fading, sliding and dynamic options all with a file size of 1.10 Kb.

7. Tipsy jQuery Tooltip

This is a jQuery plugin for creating a Facebook-like tooltips effect based on an anchor tag's title attribute.

8. css globe jQuery Tooltip

This adds an element to the body on roll over and that element's appearance is predefined with css (positioned absolute and styled). When the cursor is moved over the object the element moves with it and when cursor roll out the element is deleted.

9. Coda pop-up bubbles jQuery Tooltip

This is a set of markup that assumes that JavaScript is disabled It would be fair to say that the popup would be hidden from the CSS. The hidden popup, correctly styled for when we make it appear animates the puff effect on mouseover and mouseout.

10. Simple Tip jQuery Tooltip

This is a plugin for the popular jQuery JavaScript library. It allows you to create tooltips with ease on any element on the page using the power of jQuery's selectors and event management. The tooltips can be static, dynamic, or even loaded through AJAX with a variety of different visual effects.

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