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Hint.css [v1.3.3]

A tooltip library in CSS for your lovely websites

hint.css is written as a pure CSS resource using which you can create cool tooltips for your web app. It does not rely on JavaScript and rather uses data- attribute*, pseudo elements, content property and CSS3 transitions to create the tooltips. Also it uses BEM naming convention particularly for the modifiers.

Read more about it.

###Try it out:

If you find this useful and want to show some love & encouragement, I am on Gittip.

Get Started

Get the library using one of the following ways:

  1. Github

Full build

Base build (Does not include color themes and fancy effects)

  1. Bower
bower install hint.css
  1. CDN!hint.css

Now include the library in the HEAD of your page:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="hint.css"></link>


<link rel="stylesheet" href="hint.min.css"></link>

Any element on your page which needs to have a tooltip has to be given at least one of the position classes: hint--top, hint--bottom, hint--left, hint--right to position the tooltip.

Hello Sir, <span class="hint--bottom">hover me.</span>

The tooltip text needs to be given using the data-hint attribute on that element.

Hello Sir, <span class="hint--bottom" data-hint="Thank you!">hover me.</span>

[ Note: The hint class is no more required and is deprecated. Tooltip is shown on elements which have the data-hint attribute instead.]

Use it with other available modifiers in various combinations. Available modifiers:

  • hint--error
  • hint--info
  • hint--warning
  • hint--success
  • hint--always
  • hint--rounded
  • hint--no-animate
  • hint--bounce

Changing the prefix for class names

Don't like BEM naming (hint--) or want to use your own prefix for the class names?

Simply update src/hint-variables.scss and change the $prefix variable. To generate the css file, please read the contributing page.

Who's Using This?

Are you using hint.css in your awesome project too? Let us know on the mailing list.

Browser Support

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


hint.css is developed in SASS and the source files can be found in the src/ directory.

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.

Read more on contributing.


See the Changelog

To catch all updates and discussion, join the mailing list:

To subscribe: or visit here.


Copyright (c) 2013 Kushagra Gour Licensed under the MIT license.


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 :)


A tooltip library in CSS for your lovely websites.







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