The popularity of tabs, well-known from tabbed document interfaces (TDI), is rapidly growing, challenging the creativity of both developers and designers. The development of efficient and user-friendly interfaces is quite hard to deal with, and tabs can guarantee a quick access to information without need to open and close dozens of windows at the same time. Tabs-based interfaces allow multiple documents to be contained within a single window and tabs can be used to navigate between them. And exactly this idea is being used more frequently recently.
Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting techniques we’ve found in the Web, searching for tab-based interface techniques.
Freeware Tab Interaces
AJAX Tabs Content Script
Classic from Dynamic Drive.
DOMTab – Navigation tabs with CSS and DOMscripting is presented in two versions.
Works as MouseOver without mouse click.
Shareware Tab Interaces
Sometimes less is really more. It doesn’t have to be so complex – from a shareware package.
A component of a shareware package.
Many versions, not freeware.