Animated jQuery & CSS3 Hash-sensitive Tabs Plugin

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Animated jQuery & CSS3 Hash-sensitive Tabs Plugin

Hash Tabs is a robust jQuery tabs plugin for creating tabbed interfaces that supports hash-friendly URLs and comes with tons of CSS3 powered animations. It is hash-sensitive so the tabs states are saved when you refresh the page.

Basic Usage:

1. Load the required jQuery hash tabs plugin's CSS into the head section.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="src/css/jquery.hash-tabs.css">

2. Markup Html structure.

<div class="demo">
  <article class="tab-container">
    <nav class="tab-nav">
      <li><a href="#tab1" title="Tab 1">Tab 1</a></li>
      <li><a href="#tab2" title="Tab 2">Tab 2</a></li>
      <li><a href="#tab3" title="Tab 3">Tab 3</a></li>
      <li><a href="#tab4" title="Tab 4">Tab 4</a></li>
    <div class="tab-pane-container">
      <section id="tab1">
          <h1>Tab 1</h1>
        <p>This is content for tab 1</p>
      <section id="tab2">
          <h1>Tab 2</h1>
        <p>This is content for tab 2</p>
      <section id="tab3">
          <h1>Tab 3</h1>
        <p>This is content for tab 3</p>
      <section id="tab4">
          <h1>Tab 4</h1>
        <p>This is content for tab 4</p>

3. Load the jQuery javascript library and the jQuery hash tabs plugin at the end of the page.

<script src=""></script>
<script src="src/jquery.hash-tabs.js"></script>

4. Initialize the tabs with default parameters.

$demo = $(".demo").hashTabs()

5. All the default parameters.

tabPanelSelector: "section",
tabNavSelector: "nav",
tabButtonSelector: "a",

@property [Integer] initial tab's index to show when the tabs are initialized
@note Initial tab will default to first tab, or index of 0
@note You must provide a non-negative Integer within the range of the current active tabs
initialTabIndex: 0,

@property [String] (optional) initial tab's `id` or hash to show when tabs are initialized
@example tab2
@note You must provide a non-negative Integer within the range of the current active tabs
initialTabId: null,

@property [String] class to append to initialized hash tabs
@note Styles are applied using the `.hash-tabs` class.  Expect unexpected output if you override this setting
tabContainerClass: "hash-tabs",

@property [Boolean] whether keyboard navigation is enabled
@note anchor tag tab element must be selected (using tab) in order for keyboard navigation to work
@note keyboard navigation binds to the left and right arrow keys on the keyboard
keyboard: true,

@property [Boolean] whether to apply smooth scrolling, in which the screen scrolls up to the top of the tab navigation panel when any tab is clicked
@note Enabling smooth scrolling will override the default browser behaviour, in which the browser "jumps" to the top of an anchor
smoothScroll: {
  enabled: false,
  offset: 100,
  duration: 1000

@property [Boolean] whether to enable html5 history API to navigate back/forwards amongst selected tabs
@note Defaults to `false` on non-html5-supported browsers
history: true,
debug: false

6. Supported CSS3 animations.

  • Bounce
  • Fade
  • Filters
  • Flip
  • Roll
  • Rotate
  • Special

Change log:


  • Remove console.log from production
  • Prefer hash in pushState over full URL

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