Long, drawn-out content is a pet peeve of mine. After a decade of evaluating websites, does anyone blame me? When you imagine creating websites, endless scrolling isn’t something you think will be a problem. I learned to appreciate those “back to top” buttons if nothing else.
I acknowledge on a minor level that long content is sometimes unavoidable. Most help sections are among those exceptions. In those cases, there’s such a thing as an accordion effect to help condense content into a consumable format. Today, we’re going to learn how to build a simple one with jQuery.
It takes four seconds for people to decide whether the content is worth reading. Everything from font and format to site design and layout will affect their decision. However, nothing makes readers click away faster than ill-written content.
Everyone likes knowing what happens behind the curtains. Knowing you’re in on a secret is an enticing feeling that most people take at first opportunity. It’s a sense of adventure that makes behind-the-scenes content interesting. I thought a little behind-the-scenes action would be a breath of fresh are for everyone.