Accordions are default elements which designers use unknowingly in many websites. The versatility of the accordions helps the designers to handle multiple contents on both web and mobile designs. Based on the place where you use the accordions, their entire characteristic changes. For example, for a FAQ section, a simple barebone accordion would do. But at the same time if you are using accordion as the main element on a web page like product features and pricing tables, the entire nature of the accordion changes. No matter for what purpose you are making an accordion, there is a design example for you in this bootstrap accordion examples collection.

Accordion – React

simple accordion design to manage contents

The developer has given us a swift and responsive accordions in this example. From the name itself you can understand that the developer has used React JS. The transformation animations are clean and smooth. Adding a little bit of bounce to the elements gives a realistic touch to the animation. More than enough space is given for the text contents so you can give a clear explanation about the particular tab. The entire code structure is shared with you directly hence you can easily work with the code and make your custom accordion in no time.

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Hover Activated Accordion

colorful hover activated accordion design

You get a colorful funky looking accordion design in this example. As the name suggests, the accordion activates on hovering over it. The transitions and the response are quick in this example, so the user doesn’t have to wait for the content to appear. Another advantage of this design is it is made purely using the HTML5 and CSS3 script. Hence, you can easily edit and use the code in your existing websites. If you are looking for a colorful accordion to use in kids websites like school websites or other such websites, this design will fit perfectly.

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CSS3 Accordion

CSS3 based hover activated accordion design

CSS3 Accordion is a sleek and stylish looking accordion design example. The creator has used the design and the animation effects perfectly to present the contents engagingly to the audience. In the default demo, the creator has used social media icons concept, but you can use this design for other purposes as well. Using cool gradients for social media icons gives a unique look to the accordion. By making a few adjustments to the design you can use this accordion in your website. For animation effects, the developer has only used the CSS3 script. Hence, you get a lightweight element that loads faster along with other simple elements on your website.

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Pure CSS Accordion

bootstrap accordion design example for galleries

This bootstrap accordion example is made for the images. In modern web design images are given more importance, they not only make the website enjoyable but also help the user easily understand the content. Elements like this will be a valuable addition to travel websites and hotel websites, where images are used to explain their business and services. To give a uniform look, all the images are kept in the same size. But, you can customize it as per your design requirements. Hover effects are used to trigger the accordions, if you are adding links to the accordions then you can use clicking interface.

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Accordion Navigation Menu

jquery accordion design for navigation menu

In this smart gadget rich world, a person uses at least two devices. Making your website responsive is a must. Giving the same user-friendly experience across all the devices is a difficult task. In this design example, the creator has used accordion for the navigation menu. If you want to list multiple submenus, this accordion design will be a good solution. Since it is used for the navigation menu, the animation effects are kept very simple. This thoughtfully designed navigation menu needs a little bit of tuning using it in public release. The properly handled code script will help you easily find and edit the elements you need.

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Full Width Accordion Slider

creative full width accordion design

The developer Eze Rangel has given us a creative accordion slider concept. With swift animation effects and bright colors, this accordion will get user attention easily. Since it is a full-width slider you have ample amount of space for text and other types of contents. To give you a buttery smooth experience, the developer has used CSS3 and Javascript frameworks. Since it uses the latest web development framework, you can use all type of trendy colors and animation effects. For more animation inspirations, take a look at our CSS animation example collection.

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Accordion Greensock

gradient rich bootstrap accordion design

Accordion Greensock is almost similar to the React Accordion mentioned above. But this design has slightly different animation effects. The gradient color scheme easily gets one attention, plus the developer has used color shifting hover effect to make it more attractive. Animation effects are very fluid and smooth so that the user can feel the animation. Color shifting hover-effect is a thoughtful design, but you can change it if you are not a fan of it. The coding part is a little bit tricky, so take your time to clearly understand the code. Thankfully the code is shared with you in CodePen editor, hence you edit and visualize the result before using it on your project.

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Accordion Gallery

interactive bootstrap accordion for gallery

Accordion gallery uses horizontal accordion design and it works flawlessly. The developer has given three functionalities to this accordion gallery; It has to unfold, zoom in on the image, and gently push other images to the edges. Though this design example has to do multiple actions simultaneously, it uses a simple code structure. The developer has used only CSS3 and HTML5 script to make this design. Another advantage with this design is it is responsive, it gently fits the screen when you expand the screen size. Hence, you can use this design in your mobile responsive website design. The simple nature of this design makes it easily squeeze in any part of the webpage.

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Flat Accordion

flat style accordion design with icons

Flat accordion is a colorful and icon rich accordion design. Since it is a flat style design, it blends well with the background and other elements on the page. To separate the accordion heading from the paragraphs, the developer has used shadow effects. On the flat style design, the shadow effect gives a three-dimensional look to the elements. In the demo, you get a small size accordion, but you can resize them as per your design needs. The simple code structure of this accordion design will help you easily customize the design within minutes.

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Expanding Horizontal Accordion

accordion with clear depth effect

Expanding Horizontal Accordion is a modern accordion design with an artistic touch. This design can be used in architecture websites to show the design and share a few words about the project. You can also use this accordion to showcase your products and list their highlights. No matter what purpose you are using this accordion, this design will beautifully present both the images and the texts. Visual effects are smooth and clean, which most users will love. This accordion design is made mostly using the CSS3 and Javascript. Based on the code script you prefer, you can edit the code and recreate the design.

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Funky Pure CSS Accordion

accordion design used for mobile application

The developer Jamie Coulter has given us a colorful accordion design for mobile applications. Originally this design is made for the calendar and task management applications. You can this concept as a base and can create your own custom accordion design. Smooth transition effects give a natural look to this design. As today’s smartphones are becoming taller, vertical animation effects look pleasing to the eyes. All these colors and lively animation effects are made purely using the CSS3 script. Since CSS3 is the latest and greatest framework, you can add any modern colors and animation effects to this design. Click the info link below to have a hands-on experience of the code.

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Pure CSS Accordion

bootstrap full page accordion

Pure CSS accordion is almost similar to the Accordion gallery mentioned above. But in this design, you get a vertical slab style accordions, which is not so responsive like in the Accordion Gallery example. Though it is not responsive, the animation effects are very fluid and neat. The accordions unfold swiftly as you hover over them. In the default design, the creator has used text content for the accordions. But if you need you can use it for images just like in the Accordion gallery. Since the default accordions are treated as vertical slabs, make sure your photographs in portrait orientation.

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Material Design Accordion

inspired from material design

As the name implies, the creator has used material design to make this bootstrap accordion. Fluid animation effects make this accordion a fun element to use. Since the material design is made to give a better experience for both mobile and desktop users, this design will age well. In the default design, the unfolding action takes some space above and below. Make sure you give enough space when you are using this accordion with other elements. Ample amount of room is given for the texts so that you can clearly explain the particular topic. To make this swift accordion design, the developer has used SCSS and Javascript framework.

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Accordions 2

clean simple accordions

Keeping things simple in design will help you use it anywhere on your website or application. In this bootstrap accordion example, the designer has used a horizontal accordion. The design concept is simple, but it works flawlessly. Hence you can use this accordion design for all types of website. By default, this design is made for text contents. Hence, you have more than enough space for text contents. Another advantage of this design is it is made using the CSS3 script and HTML5 code. Because of this simple code structure, you can easily edit and use the code in your project.

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Product Template Powered With Bootstrap

accordion design used for listing products

When you are making more than one product, giving a brochure will help the user to choose the best product for them. In this design, the creator has used the accordion to list your products. In this horizontal bootstrap accordion design, you have enough space to show your product image. The creator has thoughtfully given you the space to add text contents and text links. Accordions are triggered on hovering over them which will few extra clicks on the desktop version. On the mobile version, of course, you have to go with the click interface. Since it is a bootstrap powered design, you can easily make them responsive.

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Accordion Menu

accordion menu for dashboard design

We have seen accordion design for the mobile and website navigation menu above. In this example, the designer has used bootstrap accordion for dashboard navigation. Dashboards are the place where people expect usability and easy accessibility. Using accordions in dashboard navigation help the user to easily find the related menu options. The accordions unfold quickly and swiftly so that the user doesn’t have to wait for the menus to appear. The whole design is made using the HTML and CSS3 script. To give you a buttery smooth experience, the developer has used a few lines of Javascript.

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Accordion Image Gallery

smoothly expanding gallery with accordion

Accordion Image Gallery is another bootstrap accordion design for galleries. If you plan to curate the users before getting into your main gallery, you can use a widget like this. This one is almost similar to the Accordion Gallery mentioned above, this one also expands and zoom in on the images. But, the animation part is slightly different from the Accordion gallery. You don’t have space to add text contents or ribbons to highlight the name. If you need, you can add extra elements. The developer has kept the code script really simple so that you can edit the accordions as per your design needs.

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Full Page Horizontal Accordion

full page horizontal accordion for large contents

If you wish to use accordion for a full web page, then this bootstrap accordion will help you. The designer has treated it as an index. When the accordions are folded, users can see the headings, so that they could pick the one like. Since it is a full page horizontal accordion, you have more than enough space to add long contents. You can use this design to list your case studies or product features. For example, on a car website, you can use this accordion to show the interiors, exteriors, luxury features, and safety features of the car.

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Card Mode Grid + Accordion Content

card style accordions to manage multiple contents

If you are having a special task to include accordion in a directory website, this design will impress you. The default design is made for the quotes collection website, where the accordion is used to show the author details. To make the boxes uniform, the developer has let the entire page expand on unfolding the accordion. If you don’t like this effect, you can try other types of animation effect. To make this dynamic and powerful design, the developer has used both CSS3 and Bootstrap framework effectively. Since it uses the latest framework, you can easily work in this bootstrap accordion concept and make it a good fit for your design.

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Accordion Details And Summary

general faq style accordion

Accordion Details and Summary is a simple accordion design, which you might have seen in many websites. This is a default accordion design in many websites FAQ sections. The text area is made bigger so that you can make the texts bolder and easy to read.

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