CSS - create simple tooltip

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In this article, we would like to show you how to create a simple tooltip using CSS.

1. Create a new style for tooltip class (using . selector),

2. set the tooltip to be invisible at the start using display: none;,

3. for the container (in our case div element) use the :hover pseudo-class with display: block; property inside to show up the tooltip text when you hover it.

Practical example:

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<!doctype html>

    div {
      height: 100px;
      width: 100px;
      background: deepskyblue;

    .tooltip {
      position: relative;
      height: 20px;
      width: 120px;
      left: 100px;
      top: 80px;
      background: lightgray;
      display: none;  /* hide tooltip */

    div:hover .tooltip {
      display: block;    /* show tooltip */

    <div class="tooltip">Tooltip content...</div>


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