Prithviraj Mitra Prithviraj Mitra - 6 months ago 6
CSS Question

tooltip box not showing using css

I am trying to show a tool tip box on hover an image. I won't be able to use jquery or any other plugin. I have to use pure css. I have seen a demo working here.

http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads7/how-to-create-a-simple-css3-tooltip/tooltip_demo.html

My code:

<a class="tooltip" title="This is some information for our tooltip." href="#"><img id="graph_one" alt="" src="https://www.onlandscape.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Doug-Chinnery-ICM-Images-4-45x45.jpg" class="graph one"> </a>


Jsfiddle :

http://jsfiddle.net/txeF2/

For some reason I can't get the tooltip box.

UPDATED : http://jsfiddle.net/Md5E6/4/

Answer

Here is one solution: EXAMPLE HERE

Change .tooltip from inline to inline-block:

.tooltip {
    display: inline-block;
    position: relative;
}

Then remove the absolute positioning from the child img element. This was causing the main problem; as the element was removed from the flow of the document, thus causing the parent element to have no dimensions and collapse upon itself.