[Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article listed 73 tooltip plugins. That felt like...a lot. We pared down the list to 20 items, because sometimes less really is more.]
(Psst—If all this tooltip talk sounds like a great idea, but you just don’t have the time or dev resources to do it right, check out Appcues for user onboarding and feature adoption. We make building custom tooltips so easy, anyone on your team can do it!)
Language(s): CSS What we like about it: Simple tooltip with subtle fade-in/fade-out animation. Uses CSS and first letter CSS property.
There are plenty of reasons your non-technical teams may want to design, implement, and iterate on tooltips—whether it's for marketing inside your product or applying customer-facing expertise to your in-app experiences. But perhaps the best reason is that your developers simply have bigger fish to fry. Why should they be hard coding tooltips when they don't have to?
Appuces makes it easy to create native-looking tooltips, without tying up valuable dev resources. Click here to see Appcues tooltips in action.