A tooltip library in CSS for your lovely websites
Demo • Get started • Who's using this? • Browser support • FAQs • Contributing • License
Get the library using one of the following ways:
- [unminified] : https://raw.github.com/chinchang/hint.css/master/hint.css
- [minified] : https://raw.github.com/chinchang/hint.css/master/hint.min.css
Base build (Does not include color themes and fancy effects)
- [unminified] : https://raw.github.com/chinchang/hint.css/master/hint.base.css
- [minified] : https://raw.github.com/chinchang/hint.css/master/hint.base.min.css
bower install hint.css
npm install --save hint.css
CDN: http://www.jsdelivr.com/#!hint.css or https://cdnjs.com/libraries/hint.css
Now include the library in the
HEAD tag of your page:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="hint.css"></link>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="hint.min.css"></link>
Now, all you need to do is give your element any position class and tooltip text using the
Note, if you don't want to use
aria-label attribute, you can also specify the tooltip text using the
data-hint attribute, but its recommended to use
aria-label in support of accessibility. Read more about aria-label.
Hello Sir, <span class="hint--bottom" aria-label="Thank you!">hover me.</span>
Use it with other available modifiers in various combinations. Available modifiers:
- Colors -
- Sizes -
Upgrading from v1.x
If you are already using v1.x, you may need to tweak certain position classes because of the way tooltips are positioned in v2.
Changing the prefix for class names
Don't like BEM naming (
hint--) or want to use your own prefix for the class names?
src/hint-variables.scss and change the
To generate the css file, please read the contributing page.
Who's Using This?
- Webflow Playground
- Panda chrome app
- TypeScript Builder
Are you using hint.css in your awesome project too? Just tweet it out to @hint_css or let us know on the mailing list.
hint.css works on all latest browsers, though the transition effect is supported only on IE10+, Chrome 26+ and FF4+ at present.
- Chrome - basic + transition effects
- Firefox - basic + transition effects
- Opera - basic
- Safari - basic
- IE 10+ - basic + transition effects
- IE 8 & 9 - basic
Checkout the FAQ Wiki for some common gotchas to be aware of while using hint.css.
hint.css is developed in SASS and the source files can be found in the
If you would like to create more types of tooltips/ fix bugs/ enhance the library etc. you are more than welcome to submit your pull requests.
Changelog & Updates
See the Changelog.
To catch all updates and discussion, join the mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or follow on twitter: @hint_css
If you want to use Hint.css for business, commercial sites, themes, projects, and applications, the Commercial license is the appropriate license. With this option, your source code is kept proprietary. Purchase a Hint.css Commercial License at https://site.uplabs.com/posts/hint-css
Hint.css is free for personal use under the GNU AGPLv3.
This doesn't make use of a lot of BEM methodology but big thanks to @csswizardry, @necolas for their awesome articles on BEM and to @joshnh through whose work I came to know about it :)