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Recently I had a need to add a very simple bit of functionality to my blog that would show/hide some bbcode
examples. I didn't want to use Bootstrap/jQuery
for such a simple task so I looked around and found this simple CSS
trick that does exactly what I need by using a checkbox
to trigger showing/hiding a pre
element, effectively simulating a Bootstrap Accordion
Here's what it looks like...
The CSS is very simple:
To explain this - the :checked
pseudo-class applies when the checkbox is selected/checked and the '+ pre'
part is an adjacent selector for the pre element. Together this means 'when there is a checked checkbox next to a pre element'
Now the HTML is like this...
As long as the pre
element is immediately after the checkbox
You can also replace the pre
element with just about anything else, as long as the style is updated and you use the new element after the checkbox
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