Prepare your accordion structure with placeholders for up and down arrows:
Style your accordion and set the initial arrow displays:
Implement the accordion functionality and toggle the arrows:
This script ensures that when you click on an accordion header:
- The related content panel toggles its visibility.
- The arrows toggle accordingly (up arrow for opened sections, down arrow for closed sections).
- Optionally, other open content panels close to ensure only one is open at a time.
- Size: Since you’re not importing a whole library, the resulting code is typically smaller in file size. This leads to faster load times for your webpage.
- No Dependencies: You don’t need to worry about updating libraries or frameworks, which can sometimes introduce breaking changes or conflicts with other scripts.
- Flexibility: You have complete control over the code, making it easier to customize the accordion precisely to your needs, rather than being constrained by the options a library provides.
- Fewer HTTP Requests: If you don’t need to load a library from a CDN or your server, that’s one less HTTP request, leading to faster page loads.
- Easier Maintenance: With fewer dependencies, there’s less that can go wrong when browsers update or if a library becomes deprecated.
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