Questions tagged [accordion]

An accordion is a stacked list of item references (e.g. labels or thumbnails), where each item can be "expanded" or "stretched" to reveal more content associated with that item. Typically only one item can be expanded at a time, and expanding a second item causes the last opened item to be closed.

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Is this an accordion or not?

If you have scenario where you have a card component that can be expanded and collapsed independent of other cards eg. when expanding this card, other cards do not collapse. Is this still an ...
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Which is the best way to deal with table, when we have more than 500 expandable list in a view page?

I have a view page in my application wherein I am listing the number of devices along with the device configuration details like protocol, Broker Ip, Payloads etc. I have designed this list in such a ...
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Using accordion lists with radio buttons

I am designing a UI for a popup that would allow the user to share a post with one class at a time and select which class. They should also be able to drill into each class and select all or certain ...
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Use tabs or just present all the content out in an accordion?

For a design project, we are deciding whether using a tab within the accordion or just lay out the data with subtitles within the accordion will best help categorize the content for the user. What do ...
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Appropriate UI pattern for Expandable List Item in Data table?

I'm currently looking to find a solution for expanding a list item in a data table to display more information. One of the best solutions I've found thus far is done on reddit (see screenshot). Any ...
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Accordion with multiple target

We all know how accordion work, as set by the web. You have a list of items, each containing sub content. We also know that the standard for accordion is to have a single interaction on the top items:...
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Multiple Steps WITHIN a Multi-Step Accordion Form

I'm designing a multi-step accordion form flow for a package shipping process. The users fill out their "to" and "from" information easily in separate accordion sections, but the third section ...
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Nested accordion shouldn't close parent when working in child

Our accordion currently works as follows: If you click on an item inside the accordion it opens the accordion if there is content under it and it opens a screen next to it. If you click on an open ...
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Tabs in Accordion

I have a card with an accordion with 2 related but separate functions. I'm cautious about a design pattern that puts Tabs in Accordion to seperate this functionality. Firstly its not something you ...
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Should I use the accordion with long text?

We design the help centre for our product. We have an idea to put each long articles, instructions and the form to leave feedback to accordions. Will be it convenient for users? I think that if there ...
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Radio buttons within Accordion

Newbie here. At item creation, the user needs to select one of the available descriptions. They are grouped by Category. Categories are self exclusive and users are trained so choosing category is ...
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How to group a long list of items on 1 mobile app page?

One of the applications I work on is required to display a long list of items. The list page must display a list of line item labels and their corresponding values. The user can select some of the ...
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Accordions on iOS, and Android

Back in the day, Accordions for web apps were quite common. We built a Silverlight app, and it has a very Accordion-centric workflow. The content is mainly divided up in to Accordion panels because a) ...
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How to structure a page that contains a lot of information? [closed]

So what we have is a page that shows a list of "Vehicles" and the Passengers inside them. Imagine that each "Header" is a Vehicle and when you click the accordion button, it will expand to show the ...
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Alternatives to accordion menu's in mobile UX?

Please see below. I currently have these accordion menus. Is this ideal for mobile or is there a better way? thanks! Sam
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Accordion menu, ok to have duplicate names under different category?

In an accordion menu, is it confusing to use the same name in two separate category? Especially in one where the menus will be expanded by default. Just to demonstrate I have a vertical navigation ...
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Is accordion for huge list recommended or not?

I am working on an interview dashboard (admin side) and I need to know your feedback on accordions with a long list. The list of candidates can reach up to 100 items. Do you suggest that I use an ...
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Should accordions have previous and next buttons?

I personally think that accordions should not have next or previous buttons, which is different to a wizard, where there is a specific order in which data must be entered. Moreover, this might end ...
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Most intuitive accordion action icon

There's a lot of buzz and fuzz about the icon usage for an accordion header (state changing button). After a short research, I came to the conclusion to use up and down arrows and I was wondering if ...
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Difference between caret and chevron

Is there any functional difference between a caret and a chevron? Our discussion is about what should we use for dropdowns and accordions and whether they should be different.
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Having a separate accessible page for screen reader users

I have been working in the accessibility of an accordion that is used to take user input from checkboxes and return a list of criteria based on the user input. We are using Outsystems and have not ...
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collapsible panel and delete button in a web application

I'm developing a web application and I need some advice on where to place the delete button Users can create, modify or delete items arranged as a list of vertically aligned elements. Each element ...
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How many levels should an accordion have?

As a guidance how many levels should an accordion have ? I have an issue of working on a site that currently does as deep as four levels. resulting in inconsistent interaction styles with each ...
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Minimalistic expandable / accordion menu button style

I'm trying to make a sidebar/panel to filter products and overall I use minimalist/flat design. Here is the layout, collapsed and expanded. My problem is, as you can see, the accordion button (filter ...
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Accordion boxes add to click total

Hello I have a form that consists of 7 accordion boxes. Inside each accordion are a set of select boxes pertaining to that accordions question.The user has to click to open the accordion and then ...
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Alternative to many tabs besides accordion/expander

I have 2 levels of data. Menu and Food. My current design looks like this which is taken from ui-cloud.com The problems I had with this design are: It assumes the number of menus are fixed when it ...
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Complex form: Accordion + vertical navigation menu + back/next

I have seen some wireframes from some colleagues asking the user to fill out some very complex forms. They have seperated the forms in "sections" (which is a good idea). Further they introduced a ...
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What’s the consensus on signaling the open/close state for an accordion menu? [duplicate]

Should the caret point down when the menu is down, or point up? See example.
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What is the best initial state for an accordion menu?

The options are as follows: The user encounters all buckets “closed” The user encounters the menu with the first two buckets “open”. My client insists that option 2 increases affordance, but I’m ...
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Accordion interaction

I'm designing for an enterprise level software. The software is a repository for different departments to store their files. The content types are Dashboard and Reports but inherently both of them are ...
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If a design uses two columns of accordion menus, should the expansion of one column affect the other?

I am creating a design that uses two columns of accordion menus, when a user expands one menu, should both sides expand, or should only the column that is active expand? Option 1 Option 2 I'm ...
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Mobile menus does it matter which pattern you use

Ive been looking at different types of mobile menus systems/patterns and notice three main ones being used, Off canvas, drill-down or accordion. Is there a rule to which one you should use or is it a ...
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Alternative to checkbox matrix

I'm a developer designing a portion of a UI the allows the user to select certain configuration options. There are 4 different sections that can be configured. Select countries, and then languages ...
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Accordion with radio buttons

one of my clients uses the following accordion on his mobile website: A tap anywhere opens the section and selects the radio button. The chevrons open and close the selection, but only select the ...
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Wizard pattern vs. Accordion pattern in a long form

Wizard pattern (multi-step) vs. Accordion pattern in a single long form? Q1. What is the best pattern to chose for the following scenario Scenario In an Admin console, Admin have to create an ...
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Alternate UX / UI for accordion in Mobile Development

I am not a big fan of accordion in mobile development, because I believe that this behaviour is a web style user experience. However, I don't have any resource to find an alternative solution for this ...
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Delete an item in an Accordion

Just wondering where the most conventional location for a delete button on an Accordion item should be? Are there just 2 valid options? And which one is more conventional? 1. On the Item: [item x ...
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Multiple preferences 3 layers deep

I'm trying to come up with a solution for the problem that is the ability to select multiple preferences with upto 3 layers deep. The primary layer would affect the options shown for layer2, and ...
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Expandable grid interaction

I am designing a grid and need to accomplish two actions when clicking on a row: 1) navigate to a detail page for that row information 2) open an accordion "drawer" with more information. I am a ...
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Is there any way that multiple select can be applied to deactivate or disable random member in a group? [closed]

Is there any way that multiple select can be applied to deactivate or disable random member without affecting the group which is also can be deactivated?
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Multiple select from a 2-levels category - how?

Assumed I need to provide a way to select items from a 2-level hierarchy. The simplest way is to have a long list of sets of checkboxes (each with a name) - that's great for discovery of the variety ...
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Substitute for tabs in mobile website

I have a set of tabs that appear in my website. When making it responsive i cannot use tabs as i have 5-6 tabs and the width will exceed the screen size. What is the best suitable substitute for a tab ...
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Is there a downfall to using collapsible panels for a contacts list, rather than linking to an additional profile page?

Right now our site has a Contacts page with a list of contact profile names which link to a separate profile page. My team suggested we design an accordion style (expand/ collapse) list for our ...
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Pagination with Accordions

I am using accordions in a table where the rows expand to reveal more information about the selected row. While from an information perspective this is working well because we are being able to give a ...
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Fixed Sidebar with Accordions

I've been constructing a page with a fixed sidebar, that has lot of info placed into collapsed accordions.When user remains at the top of the page ,all is well, he can expand the accordions ,say 5 ...
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Horizontal Accordian on website - Best usability practices

I'm designing a website and have a section which contains two categories. These two categories work like a slider (or a horizontal accordion). The default state is the two categories are represented ...
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Which accordion Identifiers work best?

which accordion identifiers make more sense? plus and minus OR up & down arrow chevrons I'd be very interested to see if anyone has any analytics or proofs on these concepts. As always, ...
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Create new record and add (lengthy) details in one step? (Accordion Forms)

I was hoping to solve this data entry problem with an accordion form, but now I'm not so sure if this is the right way to do it. I am concerned that information might get lost if I place the save ...
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Multi page vs single page to complete a form? (not for ecommerce checkout)

How to create a form with ~15 fields for a buying used clothes site, single or multi page? I saw other debates & older forums, but im not still convinced. Im leaning towards one page, or maybe ...
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Are expandable/collapsable accordions in iOS an anti-pattern?

I'm trying to find examples of expandable/collapsable accordions in iOS but I cannot seem to find any. I haven't seen any official statements from Apple but it seems as if all native apps prefer menu ...