jQuery Plugin For Creating An Image Grid with Dropdown Layers

jQuery Plugin For Creating An Image Grid with Dropdown Layers
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A tiny jQuery plugin for creating a responsive neat grid layout with dropdown layer boxes displaying more details about your images.

How to use it:

1. Include jQuery Javascript library and the jQuery Dropdown Layer plugin in the web page.

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="js/dropdownLayer.js"></script>

2. Create an image grid with dropdown layers following the Html structure like this:

<div class="container">
  <div class="persons js-dropdown-items">

    <div class="person js-dropdown-item">
      <div class="avatar"><img src="1.jpg" alt="" title="Title 1"></div>
      <div class="fullname">Name 1</div>
      <div class="title">Title 1</div>
      <div class="js-description">
        <p>Description 1</p>
      </div>
    </div>

    <div class="person js-dropdown-item">
      <div class="avatar"><img src="2.jpg" alt="" title="Title 2"></div>
      <div class="fullname">Name 2</div>
      <div class="title">Title 2</div>
      <div class="js-description">
        <p>Description 2</p>
      </div>
    </div>

    <div class="person js-dropdown-item">
      <div class="avatar"><img src="3.jpg" alt="" title="Title 3"></div>
      <div class="fullname">Name 3</div>
      <div class="title">Title 3</div>
      <div class="js-description">
        <p>Description 3</p>
      </div>
    </div>

    ...
    
  </div>
</div>

3. The required CSS styles. Add the following CSS snippet into you CSS file or include the main.css directly in your document.

* { box-sizing: border-box; }

body {
  background-color: #fff;
  color: #333;
  margin: 0;
  min-height: 100%;
}

.container { width: 100%; }

.persons {
  padding: 40px 0 20px;
  max-width: 1000px;
  margin: 0 auto;
  position: relative;
}

.persons:before,
.persons:after {
  clear: both;
  content: " ";
  display: table;
}

.persons .person {
  width: 25%;
  margin-bottom: 20px;
  display: table;
  float: left;
  border-left: 20px solid transparent;
  cursor: pointer;
}

.persons .person .avatar {
  width: 100%;
  display: block;
  text-align: center;
}

.persons .person .avatar img {
  border: 24px solid #E5E5E5;
  display: inline-block;
  width: 100%;
  vertical-align: middle;
}

.persons .person.active .avatar img { border-color: #323A45; }

.persons .person .fullname {
  width: 100%;
  display: block;
  text-align: center;
  font-family: Raleway, sans-serif;
  color: #828282;
  font-size: 20px;
  padding: 10px 0 5px;
}

.persons .person .title {
  width: 100%;
  display: block;
  text-align: center;
  font-family: Raleway, sans-serif;
  color: #828282;
  font-size: 16px;
}

.persons .person .js-description { display: none; }
@media screen and (max-width: 700px) {

.persons .person { width: 50%; }
}
@media screen and (max-width: 400px) {

.persons .person {
  width: 100%;
  border-left: medium none;
}
}

.persons .js-dropdown {
  background-clip: padding-box !important;
  border: 0 solid transparent;
  box-sizing: border-box;
  float: left;
  padding: 0;
  margin: 40px 0 20px;
  width: 100%;
  display: table;
  border-color: transparent;
  border-image: none;
  border-style: solid;
  border-width: 0 0 10px 20px;
}

.persons .js-dropdown:before,
.persons .js-dropdown:after {
  clear: both;
  content: " ";
  display: table;
}
@media screen and (max-width: 400px) {

.persons .js-dropdown { border-left: medium none; }
}

.persons .js-dropdown .js-dropdown-content {
  background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #FFFFFF;
  border: 6px solid #E5E5E5;
  color: #333333;
  position: relative;
  width: 100%;
  padding: 48px 32px 0;
}

.persons .js-dropdown .js-dropdown-content .js-dropdown-arrow {
  position: absolute;
  bottom: 100%;
  left: 50%;
  width: 0;
  height: 0;
  margin-left: -55px;
  border: 46px solid transparent;
  border-bottom-color: #E5E5E5;
  pointer-events: none;
  -webkit-transition: left 0.3s;
  -moz-transition: left 0.3s;
  transition: left 0.3s;
}

.persons .js-dropdown .js-dropdown-content p {
  line-height: 26px;
  margin: 0 0 40px;
  padding: 0;
  font-size: 16px;
}

4. Call the function to enable the plugin.

$(document).ready(function() {
  $('.js-dropdown-item').dropdownLayer();
});

5. Options and defaults.

'elemSelector': "js-dropdown-item",
'containerClass': "js-dropdown-items",
'descriptionClass': "js-description",
'dropdownClass': "js-dropdown",
'arrowClass': "js-dropdown-arrow",
'dropdownContentClass': "js-dropdown-content",
'disableDropdownClass': "js-dropdown-disable",
'slideUpSpeed': 300,
'slideDownSpeed': 300,
'useSlideDown': false,
'useSlideUp': false,
'transitionEffect': 'swing',
'callOnCompleteHide': function() {},
'callOnCompleteShow': function() {}

Change log:

2015-11-28

  • Added new options: 'slideUpSpeed', 'slideDownSpeed', 'useSlideDown','useSlideUp','transitionEffect','callOnCompleteHide', 'callOnCompleteShow'

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