How TO - Tooltip

Learn how to create tooltips with CSS.

Hover over the text below:

Top Tooltip text
Right Tooltip text
Bottom Tooltip text
Left Tooltip text

How To Create Tooltips

Step 1) Add HTML:


<div class="tooltip">Hover over me
  <span class="tooltiptext">Tooltip text</span>

Step 2) Add CSS:


/* Tooltip container */
.tooltip {
    position: relative;
    display: inline-block;
    border-bottom: 1px dotted black; /* If you want dots under the hoverable text */

/* Tooltip text */
.tooltip .tooltiptext {
    visibility: hidden;
    width: 120px;
    background-color: #555;
    color: #fff;
    text-align: center;
    padding: 5px 0;
    border-radius: 6px;

    /* Position the tooltip text */
    position: absolute;
    z-index: 1;
    bottom: 125%;
    left: 50%;
    margin-left: -60px;

    /* Fade in tooltip */
    opacity: 0;
    transition: opacity 1s;

/* Tooltip arrow */
.tooltip .tooltiptext::after {
    content: "";
    position: absolute;
    top: 100%;
    left: 50%;
    margin-left: -5px;
    border-width: 5px;
    border-style: solid;
    border-color: #555 transparent transparent transparent;

/* Show the tooltip text when you mouse over the tooltip container */
.tooltip:hover .tooltiptext {
    visibility: visible;
    opacity: 1;
Try it Yourself »

Tip: Go to our CSS Tooltip Tutorial to learn more about tooltips.

Tip: To create "clickable" tooltips, go to our How To Create Popups Tutorial

Tip: Modals are also similar to tooltips. Go to our How To Create Modals Tutorial to learn about modals.