Ah tool tips. Does anyone use them anymore? I can think of several reason why they could be necessary:
- Tell a visitor where a link is leading them – off your site? On your site?
- Define an acronym. If you use a lot of acronyms, it might just be easier to use a tool tip for the full name.
- Limited footnote information. Explain a term or describe where the information came from.
Hover over the links in the paragraph below to see the different tool tips.
You can also see the demo here.
This is a jQuery plugin and is extremely lightweight. Adding tool tips is simple, just add a title tag to your link: <a href=”http://beyond-paper.com” title=”The tooltips do not use any images”>