Lightweight jQuery Responsive Tabs To Accordion Plugin - smartTabs

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Lightweight jQuery Responsive Tabs To Accordion Plugin - smartTabs

A lightweight jQuery plugin for creating static or responsive tabs/accordion controls that help you present content sections like accordion on mobile/tablet devices and like tabs on desktop.

How to use it:

1. Include the latest version of JQuery library and the jQuery smart tabs plugin in your Html page.

<script src="//"></script>
<script src="smartTabs.js"></script>

2. Create a tabs/accordion control using Html definition list.

<dl id="demo" class="smart-tabs">

    <dt><a href="#">Tab One</a></dt>
    <dd> Content section one </dd>

    <dt><a href="#">Tab Two</a></dt>
    <dd> Content section two </dd>

    <dt><a href="#">Tab Three</a></dt>
    <dd> Content section three </dd>


3. The required CSS styles for the plugin.

.smart-tabs { position: relative; }

.smart-tabs dt {
  background: #eee;
  border: solid #dfe1e1;
  color: #333;
  float: left;
  font-size: 1.2em;
  font-weight: 400;
  height: 3em;
  line-height: 3;
  text-align: center;
  border-width: 1px 1px 0;

.smart-tabs dt a {
  color: #999;
  display: block;
  padding: 0 1rem;

.smart-tabs dt.current {
  background: #fff;
  border-bottom: 1px solid #fff;
  position: relative;
  z-index: 2;

.smart-tabs dt.current a { color: #111; }

.smart-tabs dd {
  background: #fff;
  border: 1px solid #dfe1e1;
  font-size: 1.2em;
  margin-top: -1px;
  position: absolute;
  width: 100%;
  padding: .75em 1em;

.smart-tabs.accordion {
  border-bottom: 1px solid #dfe1e1;
  min-height: 100%;

.smart-tabs.accordion dt {
  float: none;
  text-align: left;
  width: 100%;
  z-index: 1;

.smart-tabs.accordion dt.current { z-index: 0; }

.smart-tabs.accordion dt a:before { content: '\2b\a0'; }

.smart-tabs.accordion dt.current a:before { content: '\2013\a0'; }

.smart-tabs.accordion dd {
  border-bottom: 0 none;
  height: 100%;
  min-height: 0;
  position: relative;
  top: 0;

.smart-tabs.accordion dd:before,
.smart-tabs.accordion dd:after {
  content: " ";
  display: table;

.smart-tabs.accordion dd:after { clear: both; }

4. Call the plugin with default options to make this tabs/accordion control responsive.


5. Available options.

// the class applied to the currently active tab or accordion.
activeClass: "current",

// the breakpoint at which you would like the tabs to convert to accordions
breakpoint: 768,

// A selector or DOM element that you would like to test the "outerWidth" of against the "breakpoint" specified.
breakTrigger: d(window),

// fixed or auto
contentHeight: "fixed",

// auto: responsive tab to accordion layout.
// tabs: static tabs layout
// accordion: static accordion layout
layout: "auto"

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This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by influxweb. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.