Shows how to create an FAQ section for a web site with questions that have expandable and collapsible answers, using Dreamweaver and jQuery.
- [Voiceover] Hi, this is Chris Converse, and this is a course on creating an interactive FAQ for your website. I want to start by showing a copy of the final project we'll be creating in this course. So what we're gonna be doing is creating an FAQ that's gonna have questions that you can roll your cursor over, and get a little help icon. When I click on the actual question, it's gonna open the answer, it's gonna animate the Q and the A states, over on the left-hand side, and it's gonna open up the answer to whatever height it needs to accommodate all of the content inside of your answer. We're gonna be writing our script in such a way that you can add any number of questions and answers to a page, and each question and answer will function independent of each other.
We're also gonna add in the capability to auto-open one of the answers, based on an anchor link. So I'm gonna come up here to the URL field here. Type in "barchart," hit Return, and then hit Reload, and we can see, we can go to this page and automatically open one of the individual answers as well. Now, we are going to be building this using jQuery, which means we're gonna get some cross-compatibility across different platforms and devices. So here we are in Windows 7, running IE9. And I can see the exact same user experience, running over here as well.
And we're also going to be using jQuery to inject graphics into each one of these questions. So we don't have to add a graphic for the Q and the A for every question. When the page loads, we're gonna inject all of these items based on the number of questions in our HTML markup. So I hope this course sounds interesting to you, and if so, let's get started with the first movie.
- Creating project folders
- Adding in sample question and answer content
- Creating CSS rules for graphics
- Animating the graphic states