jQuery on hover Change Background Color

In this tutorial we will learn how to Change Background Color on hover with jQuery. For this we can use jQuery hover() method and css() method, together they can change the background color of any HTML element on mouse over and out events.

jQuery hover() method

jQuery hover() method executes two different functions, one on mouse over event and the other on mouse out event.

In this example hover() method is used to trigger the jQuery css() method.

jQuery css() method

jQuery css() method sets or returns the one or more CSS styling properties of the HTML elements.

In this example css() method is used to change background color of tag.

HTML Code

HTML Code is given below, in this code we have a div tag with a defined id used to select or target this div.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Change Background Color on hover jQuery</title>
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>    
</head>             
<body>
    
<div id="div">
Hover over me to change my background color.
</div>    
    
<script src="script.js"></script>    
</body>
</html>

JQuery Code

JQuery Code is given below, jQuery hover() method is used to execute two functions. jQuery hover method triggers on mouse over and mouse out events of HTML element.

Inside these functions css() method will change background color of element.

$('#div') is a jQuery id selector used to select the div tag.

$(this) refers to the element which has triggerd the event. In this example it refers to the div.

<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
   $('#div').hover(function(){
      $(this).css('background-color','red');     
   }, function(){
      $(this).css('background-color','white');    
   }); 
});
</script>

Demo

Video Tutorial

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