A caption is defined as the text block that appears below an image. The image caption is usually used to give more details about an image/photo.
With the use of jQuery we can make a text overlay effect that occurs when you mouse over an image, thus saving space at the same time in our website.
There are ten stylish jQuery caption plugins listed bellow, which you can freely use in your future work.
Captify is a plugin for jQuery written by Brian Reavis to display simple, pretty image captions that appear on rollover. The goal of Captify is to be easy to use, small/simple, and completely ready for use in production environments. Also, it’s only 2.3kb!
Learn how to make a nice semi-transparent image caption using jQuery in this tutorial. The image caption will be triggered on hover. We are going to use fadeTo() jQuery function to achieve the semi-transparency. It’s a really nice effect to have.
The image caption has been implemented in WordPress for now. Learn in this tutorial how to manipulate the image caption so it appears only on mouseover. (The original article is written in German, use google translator to translate it to english).