Create an easy html tooltip with JQuery

This tutorial demonstrates on how-to create a basic tooltip with jquery. You can adjust the code below to match your needs.

Example Code

<script src=""></script>
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() {
function (e) {
pagex = e.pageX;
pagey = e.pageY;

$(this).find('.tooltip').css("left", (pagex+12) + 'px');
$(this).find('.tooltip').css("top", (pagey+8) + 'px');
$(this).find('.tooltip').css("display", "block");
function () {
$(this).find('.tooltip').css("display", "none");
</script> <style type="text/css"> .tooltip_container { text-decoration: none; border-bottom: dashed 1px #666666; }
.tooltip { display: none; position: absolute; padding: 3px; background: #FFC; border: 1px solid #F60; text-align: left; font-size: 10px; color: #000; z-index: 99; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; border-radius: 0px 3px 3px 3px; } </style> </head> <body> <a href="javascript:void(0);" class="tooltip_container">Hover me<span class="tooltip">Hello there!</span></a> </body> </html>

Output from the above example

Hover meHello there!

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