30 Stylish jQuery Tooltip Plugins For Catchy Designs

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Tooltips on website are small things which can play a big role in website design. If a tooltip on your website is very well made and looks amazing, then it can lift up visitors impression about your website. And that’s why here comes jQuery to help with its well made tooltips. And remember that all those small website design things make your website look better.

So this time I will show you my Top 30 of jQuery tooltip plugins. Enjoy!

This article has been updated on May 29, 2012

1. The Tooltip

The Tooltip is a good looking tooltip that appears when you mouseover a tooltip handle. It’s not a  jQuery plugin, but CSS3 code, nevertheless, it has cool animation. It is very handy too. View preview video on the site to see how powerful it is!
Benefits:

  • CSS3 fade in and fade out gives The Tooltip a smooth appearance (works in modern Webkit browsers, Firefox 4.0, Opera 11)
  • Gracefully degrades in older browsers
  • 25 awesome color schemes included
  • Good documentation and examples (as seen in the video preview) are present
  • You can use The Tooltip as a regular speech bubble too
  • No images, no JavaScript, less load time

1.1. Dynamic tooltip

Very cool tooltip! It’s very well made because it consists of cool transition effects and it also has a transparency and a drop shadow effect.

flowplayer-dynamic-tooltip-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

2. Popup Bubble

Brilliant tooltip! It looks so simple but it has awesome transition effects. This tooltip could be very useful for clean and simple websites.

dvq-popup-bubble-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

3. jQuery Horizontal Tooltips Menu Tutorials

Beautifully made tooltip! This tooltip never disappears but follows when you hover over other links. Such a simple looking tooltip but its animation is brilliant.

queness-horizontal-tooltips-menu-tutorials-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

4. Coda Popup Bubble

Very nice tooltip with cool transition effects and it also has a drop shadow.

jqueryfordesigners-coda-popup-bubble-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

Fresh Tooltips

Precisely designed and coded Fresh Tooltips. Great for any kind of website, and very practical. The one on the top  is 100% transparent black, which looks very, very cool. Also, perfect for learning—I’ve made lots of cross-browser research before I’ve done these, you won’t find better tutorial with such an amazing design than personally going through my code.

5. Awesomeness

Cool tooltip with nice transition effects and cool transparent border around it.

nettuts-s3-cdn-plus-awesomeness-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

6. TipTip

Beautifully made tooltip with fade in / out transition effects, transparency and drop shadow effects.

code-drewwilson-tiptip-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

7. (mb)Tooltip

Beautifully made tooltip with nice transition for input fields.

pupunzi-mb-tooltip-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

8. vTip

Simple but well made tooltip with a fade in transition effect. It has a cool looking border around it and when this tooltip appears, it also follows your mouse.

vertigo-project-vtip-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

9. jGrowl

Cool tooltip which appears when you click on the link and then it sticks on the right-top corner of your window, and disappears after some time or when you close it manually by clicking on the close button. It also has fade in / out transition effects.

stanlemon-jgrowl-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

Generic Popups

I know the main focus of this collection is for Tooltips but I just can’t let this gem pass without you knowing about it. It has tooltips too, and most of all you have the freedom to customize it at your own liking!

10. jQuery Ajax Tooltip

Interesting tooltip which can handle image and text together like a mini page. It has a drop shadow effect.

rndnext-blogspot-jquery-ajax-tooltip-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

11. Digg-style post sharing tool with jQuery

Cool Digg-style post sharing tool. This tooltip could be very useful for social networking website.

queness-digg-style-post-sharing-tool-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

12. Input Floating Hint Box

Interesting tooltip with rounded corners for input fields. Tooltip fades in when you click on the input field and fades out when you click somewhere else.

nicolae-namolovan-googlepages-input-hint-box-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

13. Simpletip

Beautifully made tooltip with fade transitions. When you hover over a link, a tooltip fades in just above or below the link.

simpletip-craigsworks-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

14. qTip

Very simple but good looking tooltip. This tooltip is available with rounded corners and also as a speech bubble tip.

craigsworks-qtip-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

15. Orbital Tooltip

Interesting tooltip plugin, where you can set manually where your tooltip will show up.

userfirst-orbital-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

16. Inline HTML Tooltip

Cool tooltip with nice transition effects.

javascriptkit-inline-html-tooltip-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

17. tipsy

Interesting and good looking tooltip which appears above, below, on the right or left side of the link.

onehackoranother-tipsy-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

18. Easiest jQuery Tooltip Ever

Simple tooltip but it could be useful to display an image when you hover over a link.

cssglobe-easiest-jquery-tooltip-ever-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

19. BsTip

Various simple tooltips with fade in and fade out transition effects and border around them.

benchsketch-bstip-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

19.1. Shiny Tooltips

Have you seen a tooltip that makes an item…shine? Blind your visitors with magnificence!

20. EZPZ Tooltip

Very simple tooltip with border around it, which follows your mouse.

theezpzway-ezpz-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

21. BeautyTips

Nice balloon style tooltip with transparency effect. There are available various tooltip styles, even interesting tooltips with cool animation, so you can choose one that fits best for your needs.

lullabot-beautytips-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

22. Tooltip

Various tooltip plugins for your website. Here you can find a simple tooltip with a nice fade transition and also you can find a good looking bubble style tooltip.

bassistance-tooltip-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

23. clueTip

Simple tooltip which shows up when you hover over a link and stays until you close it.

plugins-learning-jquery-cluetip-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

24. Creating A Simple Tooltip Using jQuery and CSS

Few simple but different tooltips.

demos-blufusion-jquery-tooltips-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

25. BetterTip

The tooltip which appears on the right side of the link.

edgarverle-bettertip-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

26. jTip

This is simple but useful tooltip for login form.

codylindley-jtip-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

27. jqTooltip

Simple tooltip with Ajax-loaded content. It has fade in and fade out transition effects.

hernan-amiune-jqtooltip-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

28. Pop!

Simple tooltip which shows up when you click on the arrow button and disappears when you click somewhere else.

pop-seaofclouds-pop-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

29. Create a Simple CSS + Javascript Tooltip with jQuery

Simple tooltip with rounded corners. It follows your mouse movements.

queness-simple-css-javascript-tooltip-jquery-tooltip-plugin-for-web-design

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25 Comments Best Comments First
  • Smashingwebs.com

    Monday, January 25th, 2010 12:13

    5

    Nice collection

    +15
  • GBaniya

    Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 18:15

    9

    Popup Bubble seems interesting to me.

    Looks like they are going through maintainance process and I couldn’t get the codes to download..

    Great list, anyways. Thanks.

    +13
  • babeltekno

    Sunday, April 8th, 2012 06:09

    23

    good information,,
    may I show my script,, let me show in http://babeltekno.com/project/jQuery/babelBox/ver-0.1.php
    this plugin can use as tooltips or window ,,, check it out

    +12
  • Ianemv

    Friday, April 27th, 2012 06:23

    24

    Nice collections of tooltip plugins. Glad I found qTip here, I already forgot its name because I

    0
  • Inside the Webb

    Monday, January 25th, 2010 03:03

    2

    These are sick tooltips! jQuery can do almost anything these days, and I would love to implement some of these tactics on my blog. I’ll have to check out a few of these tutorials and see what I can implement.

    -2
  • Thomas

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 20:53

    7

    Thanks for the excellent resources, have used a few in my projects, but will be taking a closer look into the jQuery Ajax Tooltip.

    -4
  • bono

    Monday, January 25th, 2010 09:14

    3

    Very helpful stuff. I personally like the second one – simple pop up bubble. Might try to implement something like that.

    -5
  • Patrick Heck

    Monday, January 25th, 2010 10:01

    4

    I think one of the most important factors is that the tooltips are lightweight. Some of those mentioned use images as part of the displayed bubble and on slow connections it can look unprofessional if these parts will only be loaded during the first display.
    I mostly resort to the usage of simple title attributes since they are sufficient in most cases and don’t require any plug-ins or scripting.

    -6
  • bob

    Friday, May 13th, 2011 01:34

    12

    Yeah, thanks for the last 2 hours trying to get Prototip working. This post is for JQUERY not PROTOTYPE!!!! You should remove that one. dumbass

    -7
    • nick

      Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 14:37

      14

      Haha – who is the ? :) There’s two hours you’re never getting back. Maybe you learnt something,

      -8
    • Rean John Uehara

      Friday, May 13th, 2011 11:30

      13

      Hi, really sorry for the inconvenience. I removed Prototip from the list now. Thanks for the heads up!

      -5
  • Shazzad

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 04:53

    17

    Hi, Thanks for these information. But one thing, most of these script/plugin conflicts with WordPress when implementing them manually. This may be for different jQuery version, but how can i detect this ? is there a way ?

    -7
  • Philipp

    Friday, February 24th, 2012 19:04

    22

    Number 26 I’ll use for a project that requires strong passwords. With this tooltip the number of people complaining about not being able to register should dramatically drop.

    -8
  • Yuri

    Friday, January 6th, 2012 02:17

    19

    Hey thanks for the collection. I was searching for the most simple tooltip and found this one that uses the “title” attributes so is the most simple I found because there’s no need to do nothing.
    Here’s the link: http://code.google.com/p/littletip/

    But your collection is nice and I will check this too for a more personalized situations…
    Thanks

    -8
  • Noel Wiggins

    Monday, January 25th, 2010 16:23

    6

    The Input Floating Hint Box is stellar, I have seen this functionality in other websites and was impressed back then, now I know the magic behind it and can’t wait to try it in my forms…

    Thanks and Regards

    Noel for Nopun.com

    -11
  • Hamza

    Saturday, May 7th, 2011 14:19

    10

    can you have these for wordpress i need those plugins for jquery

    -12
    • Rean John Uehara

      Sunday, May 8th, 2011 07:54

      11

      Hi Hamza, yes I believe you can use these on WordPress with just a little tweak. :)

      -10
  • Thomas Vanhoutte

    Sunday, April 29th, 2012 04:50

    25

    Thanks for this collection.
    I tested most of them and decided to use number 6, “Tip Tip” from Drew Wilson.

    -14
  • Rob

    Thursday, January 19th, 2012 06:33

    21

    Awesome tooltips, here is a creation of my own I created, very lightweight, using jquery.

    -14
  • owl

    Friday, January 13th, 2012 13:41

    20

    Great collection! Do you alsow know one, that can show a short video clip, when hovering?

    -15
  • vince

    Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 09:33

    18

    Thanks a lot 4 this cool collection of tooltips i have some used 4 my website. Its easy to include all the functions. Thanks and best regards

    -15
  • Mike Fook

    Saturday, September 24th, 2011 04:30

    15

    These are great, but not exactly what I was looking for. Anybody know where to find – or even, the name to call the effect where you have a triangle wedged in the upper right corner of the page – that never moves? Even if user scrolls – the triangle stays there – solid. It’s a link to another page – to an offer, usually.

    Anybody know what that thing is even called?

    Thanks for any help!

    Vern

    -22
  • Razibul Hassan

    Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 06:00

    16

    Had been looking for a brilliant looking tooltip and this is the right place where I found it ….

    -24
  • Thomas Vanhoutte

    Sunday, April 29th, 2012 04:50

    25

    Thanks for this collection.
    I tested most of them and decided to use number 6, “Tip Tip” from Drew Wilson.

    -14
  • Ianemv

    Friday, April 27th, 2012 06:23

    24

    Nice collections of tooltip plugins. Glad I found qTip here, I already forgot its name because I

    0
  • babeltekno

    Sunday, April 8th, 2012 06:09

    23

    good information,,
    may I show my script,, let me show in http://babeltekno.com/project/jQuery/babelBox/ver-0.1.php
    this plugin can use as tooltips or window ,,, check it out

    +12
  • Philipp

    Friday, February 24th, 2012 19:04

    22

    Number 26 I’ll use for a project that requires strong passwords. With this tooltip the number of people complaining about not being able to register should dramatically drop.

    -8
  • Rob

    Thursday, January 19th, 2012 06:33

    21

    Awesome tooltips, here is a creation of my own I created, very lightweight, using jquery.

    -14
  • owl

    Friday, January 13th, 2012 13:41

    20

    Great collection! Do you alsow know one, that can show a short video clip, when hovering?

    -15
  • Yuri

    Friday, January 6th, 2012 02:17

    19

    Hey thanks for the collection. I was searching for the most simple tooltip and found this one that uses the “title” attributes so is the most simple I found because there’s no need to do nothing.
    Here’s the link: http://code.google.com/p/littletip/

    But your collection is nice and I will check this too for a more personalized situations…
    Thanks

    -8
  • vince

    Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 09:33

    18

    Thanks a lot 4 this cool collection of tooltips i have some used 4 my website. Its easy to include all the functions. Thanks and best regards

    -15
  • Shazzad

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 04:53

    17

    Hi, Thanks for these information. But one thing, most of these script/plugin conflicts with WordPress when implementing them manually. This may be for different jQuery version, but how can i detect this ? is there a way ?

    -7
  • Razibul Hassan

    Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 06:00

    16

    Had been looking for a brilliant looking tooltip and this is the right place where I found it ….

    -24
  • Mike Fook

    Saturday, September 24th, 2011 04:30

    15

    These are great, but not exactly what I was looking for. Anybody know where to find – or even, the name to call the effect where you have a triangle wedged in the upper right corner of the page – that never moves? Even if user scrolls – the triangle stays there – solid. It’s a link to another page – to an offer, usually.

    Anybody know what that thing is even called?

    Thanks for any help!

    Vern

    -22
  • bob

    Friday, May 13th, 2011 01:34

    12

    Yeah, thanks for the last 2 hours trying to get Prototip working. This post is for JQUERY not PROTOTYPE!!!! You should remove that one. dumbass

    -7
    • Rean John Uehara

      Friday, May 13th, 2011 11:30

      13

      Hi, really sorry for the inconvenience. I removed Prototip from the list now. Thanks for the heads up!

      -5
    • nick

      Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 14:37

      14

      Haha – who is the ? :) There’s two hours you’re never getting back. Maybe you learnt something,

      -8
  • Hamza

    Saturday, May 7th, 2011 14:19

    10

    can you have these for wordpress i need those plugins for jquery

    -12
    • Rean John Uehara

      Sunday, May 8th, 2011 07:54

      11

      Hi Hamza, yes I believe you can use these on WordPress with just a little tweak. :)

      -10
  • GBaniya

    Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 18:15

    9

    Popup Bubble seems interesting to me.

    Looks like they are going through maintainance process and I couldn’t get the codes to download..

    Great list, anyways. Thanks.

    +13
  • Thomas

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 20:53

    7

    Thanks for the excellent resources, have used a few in my projects, but will be taking a closer look into the jQuery Ajax Tooltip.

    -4
  • Noel Wiggins

    Monday, January 25th, 2010 16:23

    6

    The Input Floating Hint Box is stellar, I have seen this functionality in other websites and was impressed back then, now I know the magic behind it and can’t wait to try it in my forms…

    Thanks and Regards

    Noel for Nopun.com

    -11
  • Smashingwebs.com

    Monday, January 25th, 2010 12:13

    5

    Nice collection

    +15
  • Patrick Heck

    Monday, January 25th, 2010 10:01

    4

    I think one of the most important factors is that the tooltips are lightweight. Some of those mentioned use images as part of the displayed bubble and on slow connections it can look unprofessional if these parts will only be loaded during the first display.
    I mostly resort to the usage of simple title attributes since they are sufficient in most cases and don’t require any plug-ins or scripting.

    -6
  • bono

    Monday, January 25th, 2010 09:14

    3

    Very helpful stuff. I personally like the second one – simple pop up bubble. Might try to implement something like that.

    -5
  • Inside the Webb

    Monday, January 25th, 2010 03:03

    2

    These are sick tooltips! jQuery can do almost anything these days, and I would love to implement some of these tactics on my blog. I’ll have to check out a few of these tutorials and see what I can implement.

    -2

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