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Accordion and Tab controls using jQuery - Part 2

Written By: Ved Mishra -- 9/14/2011 -- join -- contribute -- (3) comments -- printer friendly version

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Categories: Design, Navigation, Programming and Customizations, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010

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Problem

In this information intensive world, it sometimes gets difficult for organizations to facilitate a web-site with the home page containing all important information. If there is too much content on the page entered directly, it creates a vertical (or horizontal) scrollbar. Normal Users like to see the content right on the page or with very few obvious clicks. This generates the idea of creating widgets/controls which help content owners to deliver the content in more user-friendly way. There are two very important gadgets worth mentioning: Accordion and Tabs. Let us understand a Tabs widget here. Part 1 illustrates the Accordion object.

Solution

A Tabbed control is a control which has two sections:
  • Tabbed buttons: A series of tabs which has associated content in the tabbed content area.
  • Tabbed content: Showing the content of the selected tab.
Tab
  • Usage: Tabbed widget boxes have become a popular way to display useful information while conserving valuable screen real estate. A home page of a web site which has a lot of content but no space to place them without avoiding horizontal/vertical scroll bars can be a good example. Similar to the Accordion Panel, a tabbed control can contain data from multiple categories all available to the user at one time.

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