Tipster (Yet Another jQuery Tooltip Plugin)
Tipster is a small JS library for creating pop-up dialogs that refer to a parent element. It can create both hover tooltips (a la Facebook or Tipsy) and more full-featured iPad-style popovers or hovercards. It's designed to be both lightweight (~4kb minified) and flexible. It's ultra-configurable, touch-friendly, and easily re-styleable via pure CSS.
Usage instructions can be found in the un-minified jquery.tooltip.js file. The included CSS/SASS provides a sane default styling for a semi-translucent black tooltip (a la Facebook or Github), including a pretty nifty hack to give the tail a drop-shadow purely in CSS. However, Tipster will function fine if you want to modify the CSS or replace it entirely.
I gladly accept pull requests. Feel free to get in touch for any other reason as well at email@example.com.
Tipster is licensed under the MIT license.
Copyright (c) 2012 Michael Walker
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