Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Flash Tooltips using jQuery

Category: Examples, Flash, JavaScript, Library

Peter Goodman wanted really rich tooltips, so he decided to experiment with Flash tooltips using jQuery.

jQuery has a Flash plugin that lets you embed Flash movies with code such as:


  1. $('#hello').flash({
  2.     src: 'hello.swf',
  3.     width: 320,
  4.     height: 240
  5. });

It may be a tad overkill, especially for people who have Ad/FlashBlock:

Flash Tooltips

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:37 am

2.9 rating from 81 votes


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My first question was why? Then I read the post which explains:-
“Simply put, it was a fun experiment”.
Cool, thats fair enough.

Comment by stu — May 16, 2007

Yes, an interesting experiment – but nothing beyond that. Flash for tooltips; whatever next!

Comment by johno — May 16, 2007

I should agree with johno… More interesting was the second part of this post – JQuery Flash Plugin examples. INHO they are helpful.

Comment by rovas — May 17, 2007

Doesn’t work in IE7…

Comment by iBram — May 17, 2007

Here is another Flash & jQuery plugin

more mature and well thought. It goes beyond tooltips and is a generic Flash embedding tool for JavaScript. jQuery is supported but not required.

Comment by tipiirai — February 4, 2009

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