Create a Tooltip with jQuery
Illustration by John Hersey

Hiding the tooltip container until it's triggered by the mouse


From:

Create a Tooltip with jQuery

with Chris Converse

Video: Hiding the tooltip container until it's triggered by the mouse

Now to hide the tooltip, we are first going to set a CSS property. Let's come back to tooltip.css. Under the id for tooltip_container, after border-radius, let's hit a Return. Let's set a property of display, set that equal to none, choose Save, let's come back to tooltip.js, let's scroll up and let's look for the mouseover function. Inside up here, after we do our two detections, one for the data-tip-type and one for the source, let's add in an instruction to target the tooltip container, dollar sign, parentheses, tick marks for string literal, pound sign, tooltip_container, outside of the parentheses .css, parentheses, semicolon, inside of the parentheses two tick marks for a string literal.

Start your free trial now, and begin learning software, business and creative skills—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.

Start Your Free Trial Now
please wait ...
Watch the Online Video Course Create a Tooltip with jQuery
54m 23s Intermediate Aug 28, 2012

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

Tooltips can greatly improve the usability of your web site by providing direction and cues to visitors. In this course, Chris Converse shows how to convert text or graphics into a mouse-sensitive tooltip. The tutorials demonstrate how to write the necessary HTML and activate the tooltip with jQuery, as well as add positioning and effects.

Topics include:
  • Saving web graphics from Photoshop
  • Creating the tooltip container
  • Adding the jQuery $(document).ready() and mouse events
  • Detecting and setting HTML-based tooltips
  • Attaching the tip container to the mouse
  • Setting the tooltip to fade in and out
  • Accounting for other CSS-positioned elements
Subjects:
Developer Web
Software:
jQuery
Author:
Chris Converse

Hiding the tooltip container until it's triggered by the mouse

Now to hide the tooltip, we are first going to set a CSS property. Let's come back to tooltip.css. Under the id for tooltip_container, after border-radius, let's hit a Return. Let's set a property of display, set that equal to none, choose Save, let's come back to tooltip.js, let's scroll up and let's look for the mouseover function. Inside up here, after we do our two detections, one for the data-tip-type and one for the source, let's add in an instruction to target the tooltip container, dollar sign, parentheses, tick marks for string literal, pound sign, tooltip_container, outside of the parentheses .css, parentheses, semicolon, inside of the parentheses two tick marks for a string literal.

First property we are going to set is display. Outside of the string literal, comma, two tick marks for the value, we are going to set this to 'block.' That's going to turn that from being a display none, into an object that has a display type. Now that's in the mouseover, let's scroll down to the mouseout, and inside of the mouseout function, let's target the tooltip_container again, dollar sign, parentheses, string literal, pound sign, tooltip_container, outside of the parentheses .css, beginning and ending parentheses, inside two tick marks, set display, second string literal. We are going to set that back to none.

Then we are also going to set one more property here. After the parentheses for css, we are going to set .html, another set of parentheses and a semicolon, two tick marks inside for a string literal. So in addition to setting the display to none, we want to wipe out all of the HTML that we have put inside of that tooltip container. So that when we roll out, everything inside is going to be set to null, and then we'll set the display to none. To test this, let's choose Save, let's come back out to the operating system, let's reload this in the browser. Notice we don't see the tooltip in the lower left-hand corner here, and then I roll over my tooltips, they pop up, and when I move away, they disappear completely.

So now that our tooltip is properly functioning, next we'll take a look at adding an optional fade in effect, where we can fade the tooltip in and out based on whether a user rolls over a tooltip item.

There are currently no FAQs about Create a Tooltip with jQuery.

 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

* Estimated file size

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Create a Tooltip with jQuery.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member ?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferences from the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Learn more, save more. Upgrade today!

Get our Annual Premium Membership at our best savings yet.

Upgrade to our Annual Premium Membership today and get even more value from your lynda.com subscription:

“In a way, I feel like you are rooting for me. Like you are really invested in my experience, and want me to get as much out of these courses as possible this is the best place to start on your journey to learning new material.”— Nadine H.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.