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Creating imagemap tooltips with CSS and jQuery

In this article you will learn how to create imagemap tooltips with CSS and jQuery.

Understanding image maps

An image map is an HTML element that makes it possible to click on different areas of an image, which leads to different destinations or triggers different actions.

<div id="image-map">
<img width="611" height="438" src="your-image.jpg" alt="Our Locations">
<div class="pin" data-xpos="255" data-ypos="65">
<h2>Chelsea Place</h2>
<li><strong>123 Street Address</strong></li>
<li>City, ST, 12345</li>
<li><strong>(555) 555-5555</strong></li>
<li><a href="#" target="_blank">Website</a></li>
<li>Coming in Spring 2015</li>

Styling with CSS

Let’s start by creating a basic CSS style for the tooltip. We want the tooltip to be displayed when users move the mouse over an image map area.

/* Web Font */
* {
font-family: 'Titillium Web', sans-serif;

/* Relative positioning*/
#image-map {
position: relative;
margin: 150px auto 20px auto;

/* Hide the original tooltip content */
.pin {
display: none;

/* Begin styling the tooltips and pins */
.tooltip-up, .tooltip-down {
position: absolute;
width: 25px;
height: 25px;
background-color: #000;
border-radius: 50%;}

.tooltip-down {
background-position: 0 -37px;

.tooltip {
display: none;
width: 200px;
cursor: help;
text-shadow: 0 1px 0 #fff;
position: absolute;
top: 10px;
left: 50%;
z-index: 999;
margin-left: -115px;
color: #222;
border-radius: 5px;
box-shadow: 0 3px 0 rgba(0,0,0,.7);
background: #fff1d3;
background: linear-gradient(top, #fff1d3, #ffdb90);

.tooltip::after {
content: ”;
position: absolute;
top: -10px;
left: 50%;
margin-left: -10px;
border-bottom: 10px solid #fff1d3;
border-left: 10px solid transparent;
border-right : 10px solid transparent;

.tooltip-down .tooltip {
bottom: 12px;
top: auto;

.tooltip-down .tooltip::after {
bottom: -10px;
top: auto;
border-bottom: 0;
border-top: 10px solid #ffdb90;

.tooltip h2 {
font: bold 1.3em ‘Trebuchet MS’, Tahoma, Arial;
margin: 0 0 10px;

.tooltip ul {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
list-style: none;

jQuery for tooltip interaction


// Set the width and height of the image card so that they match the image size
$(‘#image-map’).css({‘width’:$(‘#image-map img’).width(),
‘height’:$(‘#image-map img’).height()

//Tooltip direction

var tooltipDirection;

for (i=0; i<$(“.pin”).length; i++)
// Set the direction type of the tooltip – up or down

if ($(“.pin”).eq(i).hasClass(‘pin-down’)) {
tooltipDirection = ‘tooltip-down’;
} else {
tooltipDirection = ‘tooltip-up’;

// Add the tooltip


” + $(“.pin”).eq(i).html() + “



// Show/hide tooltip
$(‘.tooltip-up, .tooltip-down’).mouseenter(function(){

It calculates the tooltip position based on the mouse coordinates.


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Published on - 30. Nov 2023
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