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Tooltips with Bootstrap

Published on May 7, 2016
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    By Ceferino IV Villareal
    Developer and author at DigitalOcean.
    Tooltips with Bootstrap

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    Help your users understand stuff better in your app or website with tooltips:

    <span title=Push it real good data-toggle=”tooltip”>
      Push It
    </span>
    

    Initializing them

    You’ll need to initialize tooltips via JavaScript:

    $(document).ready(function(){
      $('[data-toggle="tooltip"]').tooltip();
    });
    

    Tooltip placement

    Want your tooltip over, under or to the side of your element? Add the data-placement attribute on your element:

    <a href=”#” data-toggle=”tooltip”
    data-placement=”left”
    title=”Knock you out”>
      Mama said
    </a>
    

    Quick tip

    Don’t forget to include jQuery and bootstrap.js as these are necessary for tooltips to work.


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