Tooltips

Tooltips display short, helpful information when the user hovers or taps a trigger element.

The tooltip component itself doesn't receive focus. It's displayed for the duration that the triggering component has focus.

Maximum character count for tooltip copy is 200 characters. If more copy than this is desired, then consider using a popover.

If the tooltip is invoked with mouseIn, then it is dismissed with on mouseOut.

Escape key will also dismiss a tooltip without needing to remove focus from the triggering component or utilizing on mouseOut. This is useful for seeing a subject that was blocked by a tooltip, but without switching focus to do so.

Do's and Don'ts

Types

Variants

Common Button Labels and Usage

Title case, 2-3 words maximum.
Do not combine actions in a label (exception: "Customize & Buy").
If standard labels don't fit the button's purpose, align label with the task the user is attempting.

Please refer to the Dell Technologies branding website, https://brand.delltechnologies.com/faq/#voice, for further information regarding call-to-action labels and usage.

Button Label:
Corresponding Action:
Add to Cart
Search
Cancel
Save
Edit
Delete
Continue
Next/Previous
Submit
Select
Sign In/Sign Out
View Details
Ok/Cancel
Learn More
Close
Takes users to Cart page, with item added
Used for search buttons
Takes users back to entry point for a task
Used to save an item
Navigates users to change an item
Deletes an item on the page, usually with a verification step
Used as progression
Used as forward and backward navigation (Next is primary, Previous is secondary)
Used to submit a task or info
Used for choosing items in a task flow
Authentication standard, for consistency do not use Log In/Log Out or Signin/Signout
Used instead of “Select” in cases of product details or within learn content
For use in modal verification steps when more specific CTAs will not fit due to space
Used to link users to more learning content or contextual help
Used within modal windows

Standard Tooltip On Top

<button class="dds__icons dds__alert-info-cir dds__tooltip-icon" data-toggle="dds__tooltip" data-placement="top" aria-label="information" data-title="Tooltip on top. Used to display very short, helpful information." data-original-title="Tooltip on top. Used to display very short, helpful information." aria-describedby="tooltipontopuse"></button>

Tooltip On Bottom

<button class="dds__icons dds__alert-info-cir dds__tooltip-icon" data-toggle="dds__tooltip" data-placement="bottom" aria-label="information" data-title="Tooltip on bottom. Used to display very short, helpful information." data-original-title="Tooltip on bottom. Used to display very short, helpful information." aria-describedby="tooltiponbottom"></button>

Tooltip On Right

<button class="dds__icons dds__alert-info-cir dds__tooltip-icon" data-toggle="dds__tooltip" data-placement="right" aria-label="information" data-title="Tooltip on right. Used to display very short, helpful information." data-original-title="Tooltip on right. Used to display very short, helpful information." aria-describedby="tooltiponrightu"></button>

Tooltip On Left

<button class="dds__icons dds__alert-info-cir dds__tooltip-icon" data-toggle="dds__tooltip" data-placement="left" aria-label="information" data-title="Tooltip on left. Used to display very short, helpful information." data-original-title="Tooltip on left. Used to display very short, helpful information." aria-describedby="tooltiponleftus"></button>

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The A11Y Style Guide has excellent examples of markup for tooltips.

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops standards and support materials to help you understand and implement accessibility.

Please follow the best practices for tooltips from WAI-ARIA authoring practices 1.1.

Please also refer to these recommendations for tooltips from WAI-ARIA 1.1.

You may also refer to these tutorials for fly-out menus from Web Accessibility Tutorials.

You may also refer to this article about advanced form labeling from WebAIM.