|Categories As an Accordion||Version 220.127.116.11|
The Categories As an Accordion pattern displays high-level categories in an accordion pane with lower-level categories and items appearing in a related pane. The category hierarchy should not be deeper than two or three levels.
|Pattern Set Decision Table|
|How many levels of hierarchy for categories exist?||3||2||3|
|What is the maximum number of levels that appear in one view?||3||3||3|
|Is a description required for categories?||Yes||Yes||No|
|Do items appear in the first level?||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|What is the maximum number of categories allowed to appear in one view?||1-2||1-2||3-4|
|Can you select and act on multiple items?||No||Yes||No|
Here is an example of categories in an accordion and related categories in a related pane.
|Accordion Pane||Pane of sections that can be collapsed or expanded to hide or reveal content|
|Headers||Guidelines relating to the use of page headers (as well as subheaders and sub-subheaders)|