jQueryTab v2 is here with unlimited css3 transitions. Try out the few transitions already crafted for you. Want more? Make your own and go crazy!

Tags: jQuery tabs, responsive tabs, tabbed content, tabbed, CSS3 tabs
Version: 2.0
License: GPLv3
Contributors: dharmapoudel

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jQueryTab is yet another simple, responsive, lightweight jQuery tabs plugin for creating responsive tabbed panels with unlimited options and transition animations support.


  • Responsive: Automatically coverts the tabs into accordion interface in smaller devices like iPad, iPhone, etc.
  • Cookie: Remembers last active tab using cookie.
  • Tabs Transitions: fade, slideUp, slideRight, flip, rotate, swingRight, scaleDown, scaleUp, etc. Create your own, the sky is the limit.
  • Accordion Transitions: normal and slide.
  • Collapsible: Ability to collapse all accordions on smaller devices.
  • Initial Tab : Choose which tab to display initially.
  • URL Hash : Open tabs by passing hash on url.
  • Callback Functions: Provides two callback functions before and after.
  • Events: Switch between hover and click events.
  • No Javascript : Javascript disabled? No problem.

###How to use it:

  1. Include jQuery javascript library in the web page.

    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
  2. Include jQueryTab.css, animation.css and jQueryTab.js in the page.

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="jQueryTab.css" type="text/css" media="screen" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="animation.css" type="text/css" media="screen" />
    <script src="js/jQueryTab.js"></script>
  3. Follow the html structure below to build your tabbed panels.

    <div class="tabs-1">
    <ul class="tabs">
        <li><a href="#tab1">General</a></li>
        <li><a href="#tab2">Social Media</a></li>
        <li><a href="#tab-copyright">Copyright</a></li>
        <li><a href="#tab4">Contact</a></li>
    <section class="tab_content_wrapper">
            <article class="tab_content" id="tab1">
                <p>General calidis mundum caligine coeperunt. </p>
            <article class="tab_content" id="tab2">
                <p>Social Media conversa egens spectent tum sed diremit haec. </p>
            <article class="tab_content" id="tab-copyright">
                <p>Copyright eurus supplex undae fulgura congestaque locis.</p>
            <article class="tab_content" id="tab4">
                <p>Contact erat pugnabant diffundi pondere temperiemque. </p>
  4. Call the plugin with options.

            //classes settings
            tabClass:'tabs',                // class of the tabs
            accordionClass:'accordion_tabs',            // class of the header of accordion on smaller screens
            contentWrapperClass:'tab_content_wrapper',    // class of content wrapper
            contentClass:'tab_content',            // class of container
            activeClass:'active',                // name of the class used for active tab
            //feature settings
            responsive:true,                // enable accordian on smaller screens
            responsiveBelow:600                // the breakpoint
            collapsible:true,                // allow all tabs to collapse on accordians
            useCookie: true,                // remember last active tab using cookie
            openOnhover: false,                   // open tab on hover
            initialTab: 1,                    // tab to open initially; start count at 1 not 0
            //cookie settings
            cookieName: 'active-tab',            // name of the cookie set to remember last active tab
            cookieExpires: 365,                // when it expires in days or standard UTC time
            cookiePath: '',                    // path on which cookie is accessible
            cookieDomain:'',                // domain of the cookie
            cookieSecure: false,                // enable secure cookie - requires https connection to transfer
            //tabs transition settings      fade, flip, scaleUp, slideLeft, etc.
            tabInTransition: 'fadeIn',              // classname for showing in the tab content
            tabOutTransition: 'fadeOut',            // classname for hiding the tab content
            //accordion transition settings
            accordionTransition: 'slide',            // transitions to use - normal or slide
            accordionIntime:500,                // time for animation IN (1000 = 1s)
            accordionOutTime:400,                // time for animation OUT (1000 = 1s)
            //api functions
            before: function(){},                // function to call before tab is opened
            after: function(){}                // function to call after tab is opened

###Creating your own classes

  • Create class for tab in transition.

      .swingRightIn {
          -webkit-transform: rotate(0);
          -moz-transform: rotate(0);
          -ms-transform: rotate(0);
          -o-transform: rotate(0);
          transform: rotate(0);
          -webkit-transform-origin: top center;
          -moz-transform-origin: top center;
          -ms-transform-origin: top center;
          transform-origin: top center;
          opacity: 1;
          transition-delay: .3s;
  • Create class for tab out transition.

      .swingRightOut {
          -webkit-transform-origin: top center;
          -moz-transform-origin: top center;
          -ms-transform-origin: top center;
          transform-origin: top center;
          -webkit-transform: rotate(-90deg);
          -moz-transform: rotate(-90deg);
          -ms-transform: rotate(-90deg);
          -o-transform: rotate(-90deg);
          transform: rotate(-90deg);
          opacity: 0;
  • Initialize the jQueryTab plugin by passing these classes.

          tabInTransition: 'swingRightIn',
          tabOutTransition: 'swingRightOut',
          cookieName: 'active-tab-1' 

###Changelog### = 2.0 =

  • Added unlimited CSS3 animations and transitions support
  • Several bug fixes and code rewrite
  • Added ability to open tab based on url hash
  • HTML Structure changed
  • And many more, I forgot :)

= 1.4 =

  • Several bug fixes and code optimization

= 1.0 =

  • Initial Release


Yet another jQuery tab plugin

JQuerytab Info

⭐ Stars 12
🔗 Source Code github.com
🕒 Last Update 2 years ago
🕒 Created 8 years ago
🐞 Open Issues 2
➗ Star-Issue Ratio 6
😎 Author dharmapoudel