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    what's the technical term for this?

    I came across this cool push-down type menu on http://www.ubc.ca/
    If you click on any one of the top links (campuses, UBC directories or UBC quicklinks) you will see what I mean. Do you know what this kind of menu is called?

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    Not sure if there is a technical name for it, but I'd guess "expanding tabs"? Most likely just hidden div elements. Easing might work better there instead of a hard transition, but it's an effective effect as is.

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    I don't know of a technical term for it. It's sort of a cross between a drop down and a giant accordian menu.
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    THose 3 buttons just lead me to different pages ?

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    Thanks - it's been many years that I have coded anything meaningful, but I still get curious about new elements.

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    That's a good demo 1stbite. However, I think the advantage of what the ubc website has from a usability perspective is that it pushes the website content down instead of overlaying on top of it. All content stays visible for the user even with the site-map-like menu open.

    I'm sure it's a matter of a trivial change in the css in that JQuery slide effect.

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    Most likely what you've said, but don't ever use Hover instead of click. It's very annoying when you are reading the contents and accidentally rollover and it pushes everything down!

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