GUIs have made monumental leaps since the inception of the humble Sketchpad. However, it’s the simplest tools that often spruce up your website from mediocrity to excellence. One such GUI element that holds this distinction is the humble tooltip. For the uninitiated, the tooltip is the little hovering box that pops up when you float your cursor over an item without clicking on it. A tooltip is typically used to provide information on an item or instructions to its purpose.

At first glance, tooltip might seem like an inelegant entity not worth investing time in when creating your website. On…

Vishnu Baliga

A CSS, HTML junkie who codes with Carnatic BGM, sips coffee while planning Marathons, and does pushups while watching Darth Vader reign.

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