Display Caption on hover using CSS and HTML

Caption Display Image hover effect
Image hover effects have become an element in website as its improves the dynamic feel of the site and increases attraction as well. This post will explain a similar Display caption on effect in which description of the image will be displayed when the visitors hovers over the image. These type of effects will be very useful where the webmaster wants to display info of products in limited space.


.wrap {
          border:10px solid #fff;
          display: inline-block;
          text-align: left;
          position: relative;
          -webkit-box-shadow: 5px 5px 5px #111;
          box-shadow: 5px 5px 5px #111;  
.display {
        position: relative;
        overflow: hidden;
.display img {
        display: block;
.caption {
        position: absolute;
        width: 100%;
        height: 100%;
        padding: 10px;
        box-sizing: border-box;
        -moz-box-sizing: border-box;
        -webkit-box-sizing: border-box;
        background: rgba(0,0,0,0.4);
        color: #fff;
        top: 100%;
        -webkit-transition: all 0.5s ease-in 0s;
        -moz-transition: all 0.5s ease-in 0s;
        -o-transition: all 0.5s ease-in 0s;
        transition: all 0.5s ease-in 0s;
.wrap:hover .caption {
                          top: 0;

The CSS code of the above effect consists of four elements. The “.wrap” is used to assign a container to the image we are about to use. The second element “.display” is used to position the image and hide overflowing of caption elements. The class “.caption” used to define the look and appearance of caption. And last “#txt_stl” to alter the appearance and position of our caption text. 


<div class="wrap">
     <div class="display">
      <img src="Your image URL" width="250" height="250" />
        <div class="caption">
            <div id="txt_stl">
                  Foggy Morning

The HTML part of this effect is simple, all you have to do is place the txt inside the <div> container with proper class and id’s used in your CSS code.

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It would be super cool if it could grap the caption from the img alt attribute, but I suppose that would require some javascript.

Frank Donald

Sorry iam not familiar with Javascript, if you know such technique you can share it with us