MooAccordion show/hide plugin demo and tutorial
This is a demo for the MooAccordion show/hide (in articles) Joomla plugin to show it in action and explain how to use css to add image icons to illustrate when the accordion sections are expanded and collapsed (and indicate that they are meant to be toggled). The toggling is achieved using CSS image sprites, so both states of the icon are contained in one file, and the image change is achieved just by modifying the CSS background-position.
In order to achieve this effect on your own site, you will need to put a copy of the icon image file somewhere on your server and then update your template’s CSS to include the CSS code specified at the end of this tutorial. You can edit your template’s css by going to Extensions → Template Manager, selecting your template, and then selecting the “Edit CSS” button. Note: make sure to modify the image icon url specified in the lines that say
background: url() to point to wherever you uploaded the image on your server.
These are the image files used:
Here is an example of what the final product looks like:
[The] Slowest Runner [in all the World]
“The Slowest Runner In All The World is an instrumental post-baroque band housed in Brooklyn that combines strings and piano with a traditional rock setup and experimental sound manipulation techniques for a uniquely-embellished sound.” — description from last.fm
At roughly one hour long, We, Burning Giraffes is a labyrinth. It’s one of those albums where your perception of its quality is dependent on the amount of time you spend with it. At worst, it’s a boring instrumental record; at best, a world teeming with intricacies. But honestly, to be too lazy to know it as anything short of the latter is almost tragic — We, Burning Giraffes is one of the most daring experimental post-rock works of the year.
[The] Slowest Runner [in all the World], as they like to be punctuated, is a six-piece from Brooklyn, New York that bills themselves as a “post-baroque” act. It’s not hard to see why; on We, Burning Giraffes, they often wear a classical influence on their sleeves, like in the opening minutes of “Aembers/Guggenheim,” which sound like a passage from Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” (though you can also hear hints of Jeff Buckley’s version of “Hallelujah”). But they’re much more than just an old fashioned The Ascent of Everest, as they show in “Zoe Machete Control’s” jazzy, barista-mood keys, which eventually evolve into loud and fuzzy guitars, and in the “[Oscillation]” series, which take a page from ambient drone label mates We All Inherit the Moon. And “We, Burning Giraffes” shows they know how to throw a majestic, standout climax on a commonplace post-rock build. So the band has no shortage of talent, and in multiple facets of the instrumental trade, too.
text from absolutepunk.net
A contemporary classical composer and conductor, Nico Muhly was born in Vermont in 1981. After graduating from Columbia University, Muhly went on to earn a Masters Degree in Music from Juilliard. He worked on a number of well received projects, including a cantata on the Elements of Style by Strunk & White. Muhly also included film scoring on his résumé, composing the music to Choking Man in 2006 and Joshua in 2007. His abilities to move from genre to genre soon paid off, and Muhly began working with some of the music world's most well known names, including Björk, Antony (of Antony & the Johnsons), and Bonnie "Prince" Billy (not to mention working with modern classical composer Philip Glass). In 2006, his debut recording Speaks Volumes was released. It was followed in 2008 by a collection of his collaborations with other artists titled Ekvilibrium. The next goal on Muhly's drawing board was a follow-up to his debut, the collection Mothertongue.
text from allmusic.com
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How it’s done (the css):
The CSS for adding the second icon is almost the same, though both background positions are slightly different. Instead of
-24px -1px, use
-25px 1px, and instead of
0 -28px, use
1px -28px. Also, update the image url to
icon-showhide2.png. And lastly, you may want to remove
color: #333b62; and just rely on your template’s default text color.
As you can see from the CSS code, the class that is added to the title elements when they are expanded is, appropriately,
expanded. You can specify any styles you want only for that class, and they will apply only to active titles. Also, the general class for all titles is
mooblock-title, and for all show/hide blocks is