slideUpTransition jQuery plugin

This plugin is a replacement for the $.slideUp() plugin using CSS transitions for smooth and efficient sliding of content.

$.fn.slideUpTransition = function()

This plugin works by using a wrapper DOM element around your content and a couple of pre-defined styles to provide a slide transition. You can customize the transition speed and easing with the CSS.


First you need to specify two CSS classes:

.height-transition {
    -webkit-transition: max-height 0.5s ease-in-out;
    -moz-transition: max-height 0.5s ease-in-out;
    -o-transition: max-height 0.5s ease-in-out;
    transition: max-height 0.5s ease-in-out;
    overflow-y: hidden;

.height-transition-hidden {
    max-height: 0;

The wrap your content to slide up or down into a <div> tag that includes the height-transition style and optionally the height-transition-hidden style to hide the element initially.

<div id="SlideWrapper" class="height-transition height-transition-hidden">
    <!-- content has to be wrapped so that the padding and
          margins don't effect the transition's height -->
    <div id="Actual">
        Your actual content to slide down goes here.

Finally call the plugin functions to slideUp or Down:

$("#Trigger").click(function () {
    if ($("#SlideWrapper").hasClass("height-transition-hidden"))

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