CSS Arrows and Shapes Without Markup

Often it’s useful to show an arrow or some sort of contextual indication of what element something is related to. We see this frequently with tooltips that use arrows to point to the item that is triggering them.

Today I’m going to show you a way to add in these visual hints without having to create any markup…

Sexy Tooltips with Just CSS

Providing supplementary information about potentially complex elements of a user interface is a central part of any website designer or developer’s workflow in creating usable and accessible websites.

One of the most common mechanisms for providing extra details beyond what you can see on the page is the tooltip (a design pattern for showing tips about a particular element on a screen).

We’re going to look at how we can create some lovely cross-browser tooltips using only CSS…