Tooltipsy – jQuery Tooltips For Control Freaks

Tooltipsy is a jQuery plugin that provides a flexible base for creating tooltips.

Compared to other plugins, it comes with minimum default styles or animations but gives you the complete control over them.


It can be positioned however you wish, look and feel can be totally customized with CSS and any type of animations can be implemented.

There are also few settings like "the ability to aligning the tooltip according to the cursor or the element" and "its distance from them".

Tooltipsy is very well-documented and a set of samples show the flexibility offered.

  1. Reply Anton May 15, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    This appears to work great, except it is missing one key ingredient, collision detection. The tool tips don’t detect the edge of the page or the fold and realign themselves.

  2. Reply Brian Cray May 16, 2011 at 8:36 AM

    If you use align to mouse, it will automatically move it where it needs to be based on page borders. Otherwise, because you have complete control over everything, it doesn’t compensate.

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