jQuery Bootstrap-style Dropdowns

A really awesome framework called Bootstrap was recently released by a couple of guys at Twitter. You probably already heard of it by now. And you probably already fell in love with it.  Today I made a plugin that replicates the features of Bootstrap’s dropdown to better suit my needs.


One of my favorite Boostrap plugins is dropdowns, but I had a bit of difficulty getting started with them. The docs say you can apply a dropdown to nearly any element, but they really seem to work best with Bootstrap’s navbar, tab, and pill components. Since I was retrofitting an app that was around long before Bootstrap, this wasn’t going to work for me. That and I was hoping to get a scrollable dropdown (with tips!) and a few other features out of the deal. Thus, this plugin was born.

While the appearance of these dropdowns is almost identical to those of Bootstrap’s, it’s important to note that JavaScript for this plugin was developed entirely from scratch. Some CSS was borrowed, however, especially for generating those gorgeous tips.

Wanna see what they look like? Try it! Wanna contribute to this project? It’s on GitHub

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