You can never underestimate how useful an accordion can be – use them for menus, featured content sideshows, squeezing more content into your sidebar, the list goes on! Making your life easier, I have put together a list of eight brilliant jQuery accordions that you could use on your site.
An Apple.com like vertical accordion that opens on hover. Would look good on your sidebar.
A slightly simpler horizontal accordion that has a number of customizable options.
An Xbox-like horizontal accordion that would look really good being used as a featured content slideshow – an alternative to the JonDesign one that everyone uses.
This final navigation example has two options – open on mouse-over or click.
Another accordion that can be used for navigation. There are lots of options (not just navigation), so visit the source to see them all. This navigation example has expandable submenus.
Accordions can be used very effectively for navigation, as these next three examples show. This example opens on hover.
A very nice horizontal accordion – when you hover over the image, a caption appears. Useful for showing off a couple of featured posts if you’re tight for space.
A highly customizable accordion that opens on hover or click. This sort of accordion looks best in a sidebar.