During the last couple of weeks I was involved in redesigning a news portal, the layout I created requires some help from jQuery to make some features work as intended. And during the process, I discovered several neat jQuery plugins that brought my attention. And I’m planning to write about them here in geekTips.
For the first part, I’ll wrote about jQuery tooltip. We can use tooltip to give users a slight idea about the information on a link before they click on it, you can also use tooltip to display information on a web form about what user should type in the form fields.
SimpleTip enables you to easily create tooltips on any element on the page. You can create various tooltips with SimpleTip, the tooltips can be static, dynamic, or even loaded using AJAX with a variety of different visual effects.
Plugin Information, demo and download (all in one page)
This plugin displays a customized tooltip instead of the default one for every element you selected. You can implement the tooltip to many elements (links, images, maps, etc).
jTip loads the the data shown on the tooltip using AJAX. This plugin is very useful to give a hint on a web form.
Simplest jQuery Tooltip
A very simple tooltip script, it adds an element to the body when a user roll over a certain element.
BeautyTips is balloon-hint style tootip plugin that is easy to implement. You can set any element to show the tooltip on hover, click, or any bindable event.