View Full Version : Bullet List Accordion Menu question

09-13-2011, 02:21 PM
1) Script Title: Bullet List Accordion Menu

2) Script URL (on DD): http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex17/ddaccordionmenu-bullet.htm

3) Describe problem:

Hi, in the Bullet List Accordion Menu, I want the accordion to open UPWARDS from the trigger link, not to drop down.

How do I do that?


09-13-2011, 03:34 PM
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">


<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex17/ddaccordion.js">

* Accordion Content script- (c) Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (www.dynamicdrive.com)
* Visit http://www.dynamicDrive.com for hundreds of DHTML scripts
* This notice must stay intact for legal use


<script type="text/javascript">

headerclass: "expandable", //Shared CSS class name of headers group that are expandable
contentclass: "categoryitems", //Shared CSS class name of contents group
revealtype: "click", //Reveal content when user clicks or onmouseover the header? Valid value: "click", "clickgo", or "mouseover"
mouseoverdelay: 200, //if revealtype="mouseover", set delay in milliseconds before header expands onMouseover
collapseprev: true, //Collapse previous content (so only one open at any time)? true/false
defaultexpanded: [0], //index of content(s) open by default [index1, index2, etc]. [] denotes no content
onemustopen: false, //Specify whether at least one header should be open always (so never all headers closed)
animatedefault: false, //Should contents open by default be animated into view?
persiststate: true, //persist state of opened contents within browser session?
toggleclass: ["", "openheader"], //Two CSS classes to be applied to the header when it's collapsed and expanded, respectively ["class1", "class2"]
togglehtml: ["prefix", "", ""], //Additional HTML added to the header when it's collapsed and expanded, respectively ["position", "html1", "html2"] (see docs)
animatespeed: "fast", //speed of animation: integer in milliseconds (ie: 200), or keywords "fast", "normal", or "slow"
oninit:function(headers, expandedindices){ //custom code to run when headers have initalized
//do nothing
onopenclose:function(header, index, state, isuseractivated){ //custom code to run whenever a header is opened or closed
//do nothing


<style type="text/css">

width: 180px; /*width of accordion menu*/

.arrowlistmenu .menuheader{ /*CSS class for menu headers in general (expanding or not!)*/
font: bold 14px Arial;
color: white;
background: black url(titlebar.png) repeat-x center left;
margin-bottom: 10px; /*bottom spacing between header and rest of content*/
text-transform: uppercase;
padding: 4px 0 4px 10px; /*header text is indented 10px*/
cursor: hand;
cursor: pointer;

.arrowlistmenu .openheader{ /*CSS class to apply to expandable header when it's expanded*/
background-image: url(titlebar-active.png);

.arrowlistmenu ul{ /*CSS for UL of each sub menu*/
list-style-type: none;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
margin-bottom: 8px; /*bottom spacing between each UL and rest of content*/

.arrowlistmenu ul li{
padding-bottom: 2px; /*bottom spacing between menu items*/

.arrowlistmenu ul li a{
color: #A70303;
background: url(arrowbullet.png) no-repeat center left; /*custom bullet list image*/
display: block;
padding: 2px 0;
padding-left: 19px; /*link text is indented 19px*/
text-decoration: none;
font-weight: bold;
border-bottom: 1px solid #dadada;
font-size: 90%;

.arrowlistmenu ul li a:visited{
color: #A70303;

.arrowlistmenu ul li a:hover{ /*hover state CSS*/
color: #A70303;
background-color: #F3F3F3;




<div class="arrowlistmenu">

<ul class="categoryitems">
<li><a href="http://www.dynamicdrive.com/style/csslibrary/category/C1/">Horizontal CSS Menus</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.dynamicdrive.com/style/csslibrary/category/C2/">Vertical CSS Menus</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.dynamicdrive.com/style/csslibrary/category/C4/">Image CSS</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.dynamicdrive.com/style/csslibrary/category/C6/">Form CSS</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.dynamicdrive.com/style/csslibrary/category/C5/">DIVs and containers</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.dynamicdrive.com/style/csslibrary/category/C7/">Links & Buttons</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.dynamicdrive.com/style/csslibrary/category/C8/">Other</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.dynamicdrive.com/style/csslibrary/all/">Browse All</a></li>
<h3 class="menuheader expandable">CSS Library</h3>

<ul class="categoryitems">
<li><a href="http://www.cssdrive.com">CSS Gallery</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.cssdrive.com/index.php/menudesigns/">Menu Gallery</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.cssdrive.com/index.php/news/">Web Design News</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.cssdrive.com/index.php/examples/">CSS Examples</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.cssdrive.com/index.php/main/csscompressor/">CSS Compressor</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.dynamicdrive.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=6">CSS Forums</a></li>
<h3 class="menuheader expandable">CSS Drive</h3>

<ul class="categoryitems">
<li><a href="http://www.javascriptkit.com/cutpastejava.shtml" >Free JavaScripts</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.javascriptkit.com/javatutors/">JavaScript tutorials</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.javascriptkit.com/jsref/">JavaScript Reference</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.javascriptkit.com/domref/">DOM Reference</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.javascriptkit.com/dhtmltutors/">DHTML & CSS</a></li>
<h3 class="menuheader expandable">JavaScript Kit</h3>

<h3 class="menuheader" style="cursor: default">FeedBack</h3>
Regular contents here. Header does not expand or contact.


<p>Assuming the current page is named "current.htm", the below links when navigated to expands a particular header on that page:</p>
- <a href="current.htm?expandable=0">Expand 1st header within "expandable" header group</a><br />
- <a href="current.htm?expandable=2">Expand 3rd header within "expandable" header group</a><br />

<p>Helpful links: </p>
- <a href="http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex17/ddaccordion_suppliment.htm">Adding arbitrary links hat expand/ collapse the contents</a><br />
- <a href="http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex17/ddaccordion_suppliment2.htm">Taking advantage of the oninit() and onopenclose() event handlers</a><br />


09-13-2011, 04:22 PM
Hi Vic,

Many thanks for replying.

Could I ask what is it that has changed in respect to the original code? It could be just one simple option to change, or maybe you've recoded it for me :)


09-14-2011, 07:29 AM
the ul is positioned above the header in the HTML code

09-15-2011, 11:40 AM
Thanks for that, Vic.

I don't quite understand or see anything different?....the UL is positioned above what header? The only thing I see above the header is the DOCTYPE statement...??