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A very lean dependency free javascript library to display toast messages on web pages. This project adheres to Semantic Versioning. Sometimes I do screw up though. Prophet currently supports:

  • Chrome upto v26
  • Firefox upto v20
  • IE upto v10 (sorry)
  • Safari upto v5

Version 1.0.0


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Get the files:

Choose any of the ways to get prophet:

  • clone from github git clone https://github.com/binarybaba/prophetjs.git
  • Install from bower bower install prophetjs --save

Find the files

You'll see the files in the dist folder:

├── css
│   ├── prophet.css
│   └── prophet.min.css
└── js
    ├── prophet.js
    ├── prophet.js.map
    └── prophet-min.js

Wire it up

Include the css and js files in your webpage:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="dist/css/prophet.min.css">

<script src="dist/js/prophet-min.js"></script>


Prophet exposes a Message API. All customizations and configurations are done through this API. To show a message, you will have to instantiate an instance of Message.

The toast message stays for a default duration of 4000 milliseconds or until the user clicks on it. After which, the toast message is removed from the DOM.

Simplest display

var toast = new Message('Harambe for president!').show();


You can also provide a callback to every toast message. The callback will be triggered after the toast message is removed or when the user clicks on it. The callback sends the autogenerated ID of the toast message (which can be overridden).

callback no-callback

var toast = new Message("Awesome! We'll contact you soon!", function(id){
    console.log('Message ID:', id);
    // some more code...


You can also optionally include a set of options as a second argument (followed by the callback if any ) on every toast message. If the values are not implemented, the default values take up. (Prophet was written in TypeScript which enforces type checking for development. Hence, it implements an interface IMessageOptions. More on that here...) The following are the keys that options takes

  • id The id is autogenerated per toast message.

    • default: auto-generated
    • Type: number
  • type Prophet has 3 presets types: success, error and default. You can also set more presets. Click here to see how.


    • default: "default"
    • Type: string
  • duration The time each toast message stays on the web page before disappearing. Takes value in miliseconds.

    • default: 4000
    • Type: number
  • class You can further customize the look of every toast message by providing extra CSS classes to override. Takes a single string of class names seperated by spaces.

    • default: ""
    • Type: string

##### Example

var ppap = new Message("Awesome! Pen Pineapple Apple Pen.", {
        id:i++, //i defined somewhere up above
        duration: 8000,
        type: 'success',
        class : 'blue-background white-text thin-border'

Custom Types

You can also add more types by providing the background-color, color and type for more uses. Please note, all the keys are mandatory.

    type: "tip",

Now you can use the type while invoking a new Message:

var ppap = new Message("Awesome! Pen Pineapple Apple Pen.", { type: 'tip'}, function(id){



Thanks for taking out time for actually reading this block. You're awesome! Prophetjs is written in TypeScript. I started writing this library as my venture into getting to know TypeScript better so if you're thinking of contributing, please do install TypeScript as your dev dependencies. I'll be further updating this section to include guides on how to get your way around the compiler and how you can install it per your IDE/editor (and maybe put this whole section in a new file)


Open source under the MIT License. All rights reserved.


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