View Mode Switch

A simple view mode switch that has two example layouts, a grid and a list.

BlueprintViewModeSwitch

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A layout switch with two viewing modes: grid and list. The layout is defined by a view class that gets applied to the main wrapper. Some example media queries show how to make things responsive.

The HTML

<div id="cbp-vm" class="cbp-vm-switcher cbp-vm-view-grid">
	<div class="cbp-vm-options">
		<a href="#" class="cbp-vm-icon cbp-vm-grid cbp-vm-selected" data-view="cbp-vm-view-grid">Grid View</a>
		<a href="#" class="cbp-vm-icon cbp-vm-list" data-view="cbp-vm-view-list">List View</a>
	</div>
	<ul>
		<li>
			<a class="cbp-vm-image" href="#"><img src="images/1.png"></a>
			<h3 class="cbp-vm-title">Silver beet</h3>
			<div class="cbp-vm-price">$19.90</div>
			<div class="cbp-vm-details">
				Silver beet shallot wakame tomatillo salsify mung bean beetroot groundnut.
			</div>
			<a class="cbp-vm-icon cbp-vm-add" href="#">Add to cart</a>
		</li>
		<li>
			<!--  ... -->
		</li>
		<!--  ... -->
	</ul>
</div>

The CSS

@font-face {
	font-family: 'fontawesome';
	src:url('../fonts/fontawesome/fontawesome.eot');
	src:url('../fonts/fontawesome/fontawesome.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'),
		url('../fonts/fontawesome/fontawesome.woff') format('woff'),
		url('../fonts/fontawesome/fontawesome.ttf') format('truetype'),
		url('../fonts/fontawesome/fontawesome.svg#fontawesome') format('svg');
	font-weight: normal;
	font-style: normal;
}

/* Main container */
.cbp-vm-switcher {
	padding: 20px;
	border: 3px solid #47a3da;
}

/* options/select wrapper with switch anchors */
.cbp-vm-options {
	text-align: right;
	padding-bottom: 10px;
	border-bottom: 3px solid #47a3da;
}

.cbp-vm-options a {
	display: inline-block;
	width: 40px;
	height: 40px;
	overflow: hidden;
	white-space: nowrap;
	color: #d0d0d0;
	margin: 2px;
}

.cbp-vm-options a:hover,
.cbp-vm-options a.cbp-vm-selected {
	color: #47a3da;
}

.cbp-vm-options a:before {
	width: 40px;
	height: 40px;
	line-height: 40px;
	font-size: 30px;
	text-align: center;
	display: inline-block;
}

/* General style of switch items' list */

.cbp-vm-switcher ul {
	list-style: none;
	padding: 0;
	margin: 0;
}

/* Clear eventual floats */
.cbp-vm-switcher ul:before, 
.cbp-vm-switcher ul:after { 
	content: " "; 
	display: table; 
}

.cbp-vm-switcher ul:after { 
	clear: both; 
}

.cbp-vm-switcher ul li {
	display: block;
	position: relative;
}

.cbp-vm-image {
	display: block;
	margin: 0 auto;
}

.cbp-vm-image img {
	display: inline-block;
	max-width: 100%;
}

.cbp-vm-title {
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;
}

.cbp-vm-price {
	color: #c0c0c0;
}

.cbp-vm-add {
	color: #fff;
	background: #47a3da;
	padding: 10px 20px;
	border-radius: 2px;
	margin: 20px 0 0;
	display: inline-block;
	transition: background 0.2s;
}

.cbp-vm-add:hover {
	color: #fff;
	background: #02639d;
}

.cbp-vm-add:before {
	margin-right: 5px;
}

/* Common icon styles */
.cbp-vm-icon:before {
	font-family: 'fontawesome';
	speak: none;
	font-style: normal;
	font-weight: normal;
	font-variant: normal;
	text-transform: none;
	line-height: 1;
	-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
}

.cbp-vm-grid:before {
	content: "\f00a";
}

.cbp-vm-list:before {
	content: "\f00b";
}

.cbp-vm-add:before {
	content: "\f055";
}

/* Individual view mode styles */

/* Large grid view */
.cbp-vm-view-grid ul {
	text-align: center;
}

.cbp-vm-view-grid ul li {
	width: 33%;
	text-align: center;
	padding: 25px;
	margin: 20px 0 0;
	display: inline-block;
	min-height: 420px;
	vertical-align: top;
}

.cbp-vm-view-grid .cbp-vm-title {
	font-size: 2em;
}

.cbp-vm-view-grid .cbp-vm-details {
	max-width: 300px;
	min-height: 70px;
	margin: 0 auto;
} 

.cbp-vm-view-grid .cbp-vm-price {
	margin: 10px 0;
	font-size: 1.5em;
}


/* List view */
.cbp-vm-view-list li {
	padding: 20px 0;
	white-space: nowrap;
}

.cbp-vm-view-list .cbp-vm-image,
.cbp-vm-view-list .cbp-vm-title,
.cbp-vm-view-list .cbp-vm-details,
.cbp-vm-view-list .cbp-vm-price,
.cbp-vm-view-list .cbp-vm-add {
	display: inline-block;
	vertical-align: middle;
}

.cbp-vm-view-list .cbp-vm-image {
	width: 10%;
}

.cbp-vm-view-list .cbp-vm-title {
	font-size: 1.3em;
	padding: 0 10px;
	white-space: normal;
	width: 23%;
}

.cbp-vm-view-list .cbp-vm-price {
	font-size: 1.3em;
	width: 10%;
}

.cbp-vm-view-list .cbp-vm-details {
	width: 40%;
	padding: 0 15px;
	overflow: hidden;
	white-space: normal;
}

.cbp-vm-view-list .cbp-vm-add {
	margin: 0;
}

@media screen and (max-width: 66.7em) {
	.cbp-vm-view-list .cbp-vm-details  {
		width: 30%;
	}
} 

@media screen and (max-width: 57em) {
	.cbp-vm-view-grid ul li {
		width: 49%;
	}
}

@media screen and (max-width: 47.375em) {
	.cbp-vm-view-list .cbp-vm-image {
		width: 20%;
	}

	.cbp-vm-view-list .cbp-vm-title {
		width: auto;
	}

	.cbp-vm-view-list .cbp-vm-details  {
		display: block;
		width: 100%;
		margin: 10px 0;
	}

	.cbp-vm-view-list .cbp-vm-add  {
		margin: 10px;
	}
}

@media screen and (max-width: 40.125em) {
	.cbp-vm-view-grid ul li {
		width: 100%;
	}
}

The JavaScript

/**
 * cbpViewModeSwitch.js v1.0.0
 * http://www.codrops.com
 *
 * Licensed under the MIT license.
 * http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
 * 
 * Copyright 2013, Codrops
 * http://www.codrops.com
 */
(function() {

	var container = document.getElementById( 'cbp-vm' ),
		optionSwitch = Array.prototype.slice.call( container.querySelectorAll( 'div.cbp-vm-options > a' ) );

	function init() {
		optionSwitch.forEach( function( el, i ) {
			el.addEventListener( 'click', function( ev ) {
				ev.preventDefault();
				_switch( this );
			}, false );
		} );
	}

	function _switch( opt ) {
		// remove other view classes and any any selected option
		optionSwitch.forEach(function(el) { 
			classie.remove( container, el.getAttribute( 'data-view' ) );
			classie.remove( el, 'cbp-vm-selected' );
		});
		// add the view class for this option
		classie.add( container, opt.getAttribute( 'data-view' ) );
		// this option stays selected
		classie.add( opt, 'cbp-vm-selected' );
	}

	init();

})();

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ML is a freelance web designer and developer with a passion for interaction design. She studied Cognitive Science and Computational Logic and has a weakness for the smell of freshly ground peppercorns.

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