Tooltip Guidelines

Tooltip Guidelines
Tooltip Guidelines

Tooltips aren’t new, but they’re still misused.

Definition : A tooltip is a brief, informative message that appears when a user interacts with an element in a graphical user interface (GUI). Tooltips are usually initiated in one of two ways: through a mouse-hover gesture or through a keyboard-hover gesture.

(In case you’re wondering what keyboard hover is: to access the active elements on a page, users can usually move the mouse to them or tab through them using the keyboard. Keyboard hover refers to maintaining the keyboard focus on the same element for a longer time.)

Tooltips can be attached to any active element (icons, text links, buttons, etc.) on...


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