30 jQuery Accordion Menus, Tutorials And Best Examples

Accordion menus are used widely in navigation, sliding, minimizing and maximizing content. Such accordions practically are expandable whenever needed, you can really save some space and be able to show a lot of information using this technique.

Yes, and of course such sliding content always is great from design point of view and giving your visitor unique experience while he is visiting. Great isn’t it? – here you will find a lot of customizable plugins, tutorials helping you to understand accordions at all as well as great examples, where this technique has been implemented in successful sites!

1. Yup, Yet another JQuery Accordion Plugin

Simple free jQuery accordion plugin. Available in 4 versions. Check out the tutorial how to use it, get the code, and download all the source files. Some of the new features:

  • Built according to the JQuery Plugin pattern
  • No more need for menus to have an ID
  • An ‘active’ class is now added to each toggle that has an open panel below it
  • Panels that hold other things than lists. You can now add anything
  • Nested accordions

Check out the demo here.


2. jQuery UI Demo

See examples of different use of accordion, see how to set it up, get the source and read about Options, Events, Theming.


3. Stupid Simple jQuery Accordion Menu

Very detailed tutorial about including jQuery in your mockup, creating the JavaScript, creating CSS and HTML.  You can also view the demo and download all files.


4. Making Accordion Menu Using jQuery

In this post, you’ll see two examples of accordion. First menu’s visibility gets toggled on clicking on the header while the another menu’s visibility gets toggled when mouse is moved over it. See the tutorial and download source files as well.


5. jQuery Accordion Menu

Step by step tutorial that will take you through the creation of a jQuery accordion menu. Of course, you can view the demo and download source files.


6. jQuery Examples – Horizontal Accordion

Learn how to create easy horizontal accordion menu.


7. jQuery – Horizontal Accordion

This jQuery plugin allows you to easily transform any unordered list into a horizontal menu. Explore tutorial, see documentation and different examples of use here.


8. State-Saving jQuery Accordion Menu Without Reloading the Page

Learn how to create tweaked accordion menu, in which you can bookmark and re-access sections without re-clicking on them. View demo and download source too.


9. Accordion Menu Screencast Tutorial

Learn how to build a simple, unobtrusive, accordion style menu using basic events and animations.


10. Regular and Hover Accordion Menus

See example of hover accordion menu, learn how to create it and download the plugins.


11. Haccordion – Simple Horizontal Accordion Plugin for jQuery

Simple and fast plugin for creating simple horizontal accordion menus. Demo included.


12. Exactly How to Create a Custom jQuery Accordion

The plan for this tutorial is to show how to create an accordion using the jQuery UI function, then create one using some custom coding. You’ll be using a blog sidebar as an example. View demo and get the source.


13. Simple Accordion w/ CSS and jQuery

Detailed tutorial how to create great looking accordion menu. You can also check out Toggle tutorial. View demo.


14. Accordion Madness

One of the options how to create accordion menu.


15. A Simple and Beautiful jQuery Accordion Tutorial

Learn how to create the well-known JavaScript accordion with the most minimal amount of HTML, CSS, JS and of course, with a beautiful interface as well. Check out demo and download source.


16. Slide Out and Drawer Effect

This tutorial will walk through how to create your own simple plugin, and then replicate the Apple downloads drawers using the very excellent Accordion plugin. Demo and code included.


17. Create Simplest Accordion Menu using jQuery

Another simple tutorial how to create standard accordion menu. View demo and download files.


18. TinyAccordion JavaScript Accordion

This lightweight (1.2 KB) JavaScript accordion can easily be customized to integrate with any website. It now includes multi-level support, a parameter to determine whether only one panel can be expanded concurrently, and a hide/show all toggle. For more information visit leigeber.com.


19. Javascript Accordion Menu Wizard

Javascript Accordion Menu is an image based site navigation menu. Scriptocean Accordion Menu Wizard supports horizontal and vertical accordion menus. Download here.


20. Horizontal JavaScript Accordion 1kb

This versatile 1kb horizontal accordion script can be used for menus, images, presentation content and more.



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