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37+ Great Ajax, CSS Tab-Based Interfaces

February 21st, 2008

Over the last few years web-developers have developed many AJAX and CSS Tab-based interfaces which became one of the most interesting techniques giving us an easy way to get information without the need to open and close multiple windows at the same time.

We’ve spent hours searching for the best Tab-based interfaces using CSS only, CSS/Ajax and tutorials which would help you create your own Ajax or CSS Tab-based interfaces.

You might be interested to take a look at the links below:

We’d like to present the results of our search:

The Autochanging Tabs

1) Easy Tabs 1.2 with autochange– You can now set the autochange mode to one of your tab menus.


2) Rotating jQuery tabs


3) Slideshow Tab Content Script-"– Supports "slideshow" mode, in which script automatically cycles through and selects each tab periodically until a tab is explicitly selected.


Sliding Tabs

4) Sliding Tabs– Sliding Tabs is a mootools plugin which adds a pretty neat effect. It’s a clone of something seen on Panic Software’s Coda site, which in turn is very heavily inspired by a widget used in the iTunes Music Store.


5) Coda-Slider– Amazing jQuery Coda-Slider can be used for Nice, slick content presentation.


6) Perspective tabs– Formerly Sliding Tabs uses mootools that allows for a lagre number of tabs to fit into a small space.


Ajax Tab Content

7) Ajax Tabs Content Script– This is a versatile Ajax Tabs Content script that lets you display content pulled from external files inside a DIV and organized via CSS tabs.


Closeable Tabs

8 ) Tab Panes– Two Versions with close and add panes.


9) Closeable Tabs Module– The Closeable Tab widget allows tabs to be removed.


Must see Examples

10) Fabtabulous– Simple tabs using Prototype


11) JQuery TabContainer Theme-JQuery style fade animation that runs as the user navigates between selected tabs


12) moo.fx Tab Accordion– Tab Accordion script using moo.fx


13) MooTabs– MooTabs is a tiny(3kb) class for MooTools. As the name suggests, it’s main purpose is to help out with the creation of simple tab navigation.


14) TabView component– The TabView component is designed to enable developers to create navigable tabbed views of content.


15) Fancy Sliding Tab Menu– This cool menu is developed in script.aculo.us


16) Control.Tabs– Unobtrusive CSS tabs for Prototype.js


17) Zapatec Ajax Tabs– This demo uses the Zapatec AJAX Transport layer to transfer the tab contents dynamically.


Ajax Tab Generators

18) 15daysofjquery- jQuery Tabs A simple form that you can use to generate the markup for the tabs.


Advanced Tab Techniques

19) Advanced Tabs This TabPanel is built entirely with javascript and demonstrates: Auto tab resizing, Tab scrolling, Tabs with icons, Tab plugins (context menu), Adding tabs with JS.


20) Floating window with tabs This script is based on simple ordinary div tags. This makes it very easy to set up. Put in your HTML content and call a javascript function to initialize the window.


21) AJAX Tabs (Rails redux) The Concept here is using Ajax to load information that does not need to be retrieved every time the user pulls the record.


22) Ajax Tabs Reloaded User can add or remove tabs (and content) without refreshing the page.


23) JQuery Nested Tab


CSS Only Tabs

24) Cross browser tabbed pages with embeded links NO javascript – just CSS – and it validates. Just hover over the tabs to display a page of text with a picture and embeded links. A working scroll bar is added for each page as required.


25) CSS Tabs The goal was to build CSS tabs without using any images or hacks and with as little CSS as possible.


26) CSS-driven tabs


27) CSS-driven tabs


28) CSS Tabs– Based on Joshua Kaufman’s version


29) Hidden Tab menu A simple hidden tab menu that opens when the tab is hovered.


30) Inverted Sliding Doors tabs– Inverted tabs means that they are bottom-aligned, and as text size is increased, more and more of the tabs is revealed from the top down, instead of from the bottom up as in the original Sliding Doors technique.


31) Updated Simple CSS Tabs– CSS Tabs with nested menu.


32) CSS Tabs with Submenus– This is a way of accomplishing tabs and subnavigation using only CSS and nested unordered lists.


33) Simplified CSS Tabs


34) Tabs– Using CSS to build a tabbed display. One where the user can click on individual tabs to view different content within the same space.


Ajax Tab Tutorials

35) Dynamic Ajax Tabs in 20 Lines Dynamic Ajax Tabs in only 17 lines of code thanks to the Prototype Javascript framework.


36) Building Tabbed Content This workshop we will be building a tabbed content browser that’s Ajax powered. When ever a user clicks a tab the Ajax will communicate with the server and send back the appropriate data for that tab.


37) CSS Tabs– A great tutorial to teach us how to create a css tabs.


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yusuf
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yusuf
8 years 3 months ago

this is one of the best links i have ever found anywhere. thanks very much.

Infect The System
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Infect The System
8 years 3 months ago

This is one of the better resources I have seen lately. I definitely will be using a couple of these on my upcoming re-design of my website.

peiman
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peiman
8 years 3 months ago

WOW! Thanks

Robert
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8 years 3 months ago

Excellent post, thank you! This will surely help a lot of people.

Xoff
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Xoff
8 years 3 months ago

OMG, so awesome!!!!!!!!!

bali web designer
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8 years 3 months ago

amazing !, great list and thanks for sharing this, certainly will help many ppl.

mumino
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mumino
8 years 3 months ago

wow really good. I see a lot of options.. some of them, I never think….

Tom
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8 years 3 months ago

Nice collection, I really appreciate accessible examples (ex. Coda Slider), that works even with js disabled.

Braintrove.com
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8 years 3 months ago

Good collection. Thanks.

Geek
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8 years 2 months ago

wwoooww thanks a lot, there is a month that i’m searching a tab func.

I have to use the green one. is really cool

thnx

Shane
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8 years 2 months ago

A great ajax resource, thank u!

Noupe
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8 years 1 month ago

Thanks everyone, stay tuned for our next ajax post:)

Aranea
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Aranea
8 years 1 month ago

Thank you!

palPalani
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8 years 1 month ago

awesome collections!

thanks for for your great work!

Saravanan.R
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8 years 27 days ago

Really Cool Stuff.

Deno
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8 years 14 days ago

This are very good CSS tabs. Looks nice. Thanks

SasaVtech
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7 years 11 months ago

This is such a fantastic resource of AJAX tabbing!
Many thanks!

John Brown / Free Online Games
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7 years 11 months ago

WOW! Thanks

Imran
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Imran
7 years 11 months ago

Just 1 word to describe this web page

AWESOME!!!!!

tvbtorrent
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7 years 11 months ago

is there any tabs that have side tabs instead of top tabs?

all the tabs that i found have top tabs implemented. i’m looking for a side tabs function as i need to to display quite a lot of tab window.

docwho
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docwho
7 years 11 months ago

SUPER!

Great coda-slider!

Thanks a lot!

SD
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SD
7 years 10 months ago

Dude, this really is sweet! thx

Chuks
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7 years 10 months ago

This is amazingly helpful to the project I am developing

M@rtijn
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7 years 10 months ago

Thank you so much!

Ivan
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7 years 10 months ago

This one could extend the list:
http://dhtmlx.com/docs/products/dhtmlxTabbar/ – Ajax-enabled Tabs control for creating dynamic tabbed-navigation interface.

Mohd SAkib
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7 years 9 months ago

Its exactly what I was looking for, thanks for such a gr8 list

webmaster blog
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7 years 9 months ago

thank you very good menus.

Gift Bird
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7 years 9 months ago

I love these kind of lists. It makes it so much easier than having to scour the Internet for hours. Thanks so much for putting this together! I particularly like jQuery Nested Tab and Advanced Tabs.

Raju
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7 years 9 months ago

Nice Collection… Thank u ..

Yury
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7 years 9 months ago

thank yo for this nice collection.

#20 Floating window with tabs what i’m looking for

Mahima
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Mahima
7 years 9 months ago

Gr8.awesome stuff

harun
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harun
7 years 9 months ago

great work thanks a lot.

hugo
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7 years 9 months ago

Excellent post, thank you! This will surely help a lot of people.

wordpressluv.com
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7 years 9 months ago

Thanks for putting this up. Real time saver!
Liked #33: Simplified CSS Tabs

mike
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7 years 8 months ago

Some Nice collection.Thank you so much!

anjum
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anjum
7 years 8 months ago

Thank man wonderful collection of tab menus

madhu
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7 years 8 months ago

Some Nice collection.Thank you so much!

lords
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7 years 8 months ago

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Hindsuismnet
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7 years 8 months ago

Great collection of tab-based interfaces here. These are super ones and will help in future projects.

Honour Chick
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7 years 8 months ago

thanks alot ;)

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