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Fast and Simple Toggle View Content with jQuery

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Fast and Simple Toggle View Content with jQuery
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This script is fairly straight forward. What it does is using the UL list and allow user to toggle to display the content of LI items. This is a really useful user interface feature that it helps designers to save space and build a less complicated user interface.

 

1. HTML

It consists of UL list and the rest is quite self-explanatory.

<ul id="toggle-view">
 <li>
  <h3>Title 1</h3>

  <span>+</span>
  <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Morbi commodo, ipsum sed pharetra gravida, orci magna rhoncus neque, id pulvinar odio lorem non turpis. Nullam sit amet enim.</p>
 </li>
 <li>
  <h3>Title 2</h3>

  <span>+</span>
  <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Morbi commodo, ipsum sed pharetra gravida, orci magna rhoncus neque, id pulvinar odio lorem non turpis. Nullam sit amet enim.</p>
 </li>
 <li>
  <h3>Title 3</h3>

  <span>+</span>
  <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Morbi commodo, ipsum sed pharetra gravida, orci magna rhoncus neque, id pulvinar odio lorem non turpis. Nullam sit amet enim.</p>
 </li>
</ul>

 

2. CSS

I used the minimum CSS code to style this tutorial. The most important thing is, we have to make sure the P is hidden by default.

#toggle-view {
 list-style:none; 
 font-family:arial;
 font-size:11px;
 margin:0;
 padding:0;
 width:300px;
}

 #toggle-view li {
  margin:10px;
  border-bottom:1px solid #ccc;
  position:relative;
  cursor:pointer;
 }
 
 #toggle-view h3 {
  margin:0;
  font-size:14px;
 }

 #toggle-view span {
  position:absolute;
  right:5px; top:0;
  color:#ccc;
  font-size:13px;
 }
 
 #toggle-view p {
  margin:5px 0;
  display:none;
 } 

 

3. Javascript

This would be one of my shortest jQuery code! We attach click event to the LI item and everytime a user click on the item check if P tag is visible. If it's hidden, show it otherwise hide it. Also, it will change the html value for the SPAN to either plus or negative sign.

$(document).ready(function () {
 
 $('#toggle-view li').click(function () {

  var text = $(this).children('p');

  if (text.is(':hidden')) {
   text.slideDown('200');
   $(this).children('span').html('-');  
  } else {
   text.slideUp('200');
   $(this).children('span').html('+');  
  }
  
 });

});