jQuery accordion menus are menus that act like a musical accordion, with regards to their ability to expand and contract based on user interactions. This helps display additional information for the active menu items, while hiding non-relevant information from the user. Additionally, it can help add more content without sacrificing white space, leading to more usable and attractive user interface design.
We’ve gathered up some sleek and useful jQuery accordion menu plugins and tutorials for you to get started using accordion menus in your own projects. Whether you’re looking for a horizontal accordion, a vertical one, a grid one, or a different implementation, you’ll find not only some pre-built plugins, but also some tutorials so you can make your own.
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