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How TO - Popup

Learn how to create popups with CSS and JavaScript.

How To Create Popups

Step 1) Add HTML:


<div class="popup" onclick="myFunction()">Click me!
  <span class="popuptext" id="myPopup">Popup text...</span>

Step 2) Add CSS:


/* Popup container */
.popup {
    position: relative;
    display: inline-block;
    cursor: pointer;

/* The actual popup (appears on top) */
.popup .popuptext {
    visibility: hidden;
    width: 160px;
    background-color: #555;
    color: #fff;
    text-align: center;
    border-radius: 6px;
    padding: 8px 0;
    position: absolute;
    z-index: 1;
    bottom: 125%;
    left: 50%;
    margin-left: -80px;

/* Popup arrow */
.popup .popuptext::after {
    content: "";
    position: absolute;
    top: 100%;
    left: 50%;
    margin-left: -5px;
    border-width: 5px;
    border-style: solid;
    border-color: #555 transparent transparent transparent;

/* Toggle this class when clicking on the popup container (hide and show the popup) */
.popup .show {
    visibility: visible;
    -webkit-animation: fadeIn 1s;
    animation: fadeIn 1s

/* Add animation (fade in the popup) */
@-webkit-keyframes fadeIn {
    from {opacity: 0;}
    to {opacity: 1;}

@keyframes fadeIn {
    from {opacity: 0;}
    to {opacity:1 ;}

Step 3) Add JavaScript:


// When the user clicks on <div>, open the popup
function myFunction() {
    var popup = document.getElementById("myPopup");
Try it Yourself »

Related Pages

Tip: Tooltips are similar to popups. Go to our How To Create Tooltips Tutorial to learn about tooltips.

Tip: Modals are also similar to popups. Go to our How To Create Modals Tutorial to learn about modals.