Switch List/Grid View using jquery

In this tutorial you can get strong and good introduction to switch list grid view layouts of any HTML listing with jQuery.

A common web interface feature is dynamic view switcher and you’ll find sometimes buttons to change the layout of a web page from display lists to smaller grids.

Let’s coding the basic HTML:

The HTML isn’t very complicated but contains a lot of repetitive code. Towards the top I have included two links with the classes list and grid.

<div id="box">
<div class="buttons">
<button class="grid">Grid</button>
<button class="list">List</button>

<ul class="list">
<li>List 1</li>
<li>List 2</li>
<li>List 3</li>
<li>List 4</li>
<li>List 5</li>
<li>List 6</li>
<li>List 7</li>

We will bind a click event handler onto these two buttons i.e. list and grid later on.

Read Also: Add table row dynamically in jQuery

Looking at CSS Styles:

Using jQuery we can change it between grid and list, then apply css for each.

#box ul { list-style: none; }
#box .buttons { margin-bottom: 20px; }
#box .list li { width: 100%; border-bottom: 1px dotted #CCC; margin-bottom: 10px; padding-bottom: 10px; }
#box .grid li { float: left; width: 20%; height: 50px; border-right: 1px dotted #CCC; border-bottom: 1px dotted #CCC; padding: 20px; }

jQuery Switch Effects:

Let’s look at the opening bind method:

$('button').on('click',function(e) {
if ($(this).hasClass('grid')) {
$('#box ul').removeClass('list').addClass('grid');
else if($(this).hasClass('list')) {
$('#box ul').removeClass('grid').addClass('list');

See DEMO Online.


So, this article should give you a strong introduction for manipulating your page layouts with jQuery and developing with the jQuery library can make your code JavaScript easier than ever before!

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