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Making my jQuery more Awesome!

Hey guys,

So I have developed myself a jQuery collapsing div and I want to add some additional functionality to the code but I am not 100% how I can do this one function I really want (still learning).

Basically I have a web site that I am developing for a sports association web site and I have utilise my code with the collapsing div for each round of competition on their fixture.

What I would really love is for a div to collapse depending on the date.

For example, it is June 28 2014. The association is about to start Round 15, I would love for my code to automatically collapse depending on the date, but as mentioned earlier I'm not 100% on how I would go about this, or even if it is possible within JavaScript/jQuery

Here is my latest version of the "round-picker" JavaScript code.

$(document).ready(function() {

    // ----- FIXTURE -----


    $('a.hideDetailsButton').click(function() {
        if (!$(this).next('div.hideMe:first').is(':visible')) {

I have an inkling that this may have to be done with PHP instead of JavaScript and would appreciate any advice.

Thanks in advance

Stu :)

3 Answers

Well, you could do something like this:

// define an object which uses div IDs as property names
// and set the dates you want to collapse the div on as values
var collapseChain = {
  one: new Date(2014, 5, 12), // remember months start at index 0, so Jan is 0 and Dec is 11
  two: new Date(2014, 5, 13),
  three: new Date(2014, 5, 14),
  four: new Date(2014, 6, 1),
  five: new Date(2014, 6, 2),
  six: new Date(2014, 7, 1)

var now = new Date(); // get the current date

for (id in collapseChain) { // iterate over the object properties
  if (collapseChain[id] < now) {
    $('#' + id).hide();} // hide the divs if the current date is after their `hide date`

Hey DIno,

So I would need to make:

one: new Date(2014, 5, 12),

and change it into

hideDetailsPreSeason: new Date(2014, 5, 12),

Sorry if this is a really dumb question but I'm not too confident on JavaScript at this stage.

Stu :)

If that's the ID of the div that you need hidden on some particular date, then yes.

Hey Dino,

Yep this script is great! I have one last eye-rolling question. I have two columns side-by-side with the Division 1 schedule and the collapsing divs, and then I have the Division 2 schedule next to the div 1 fixture. I have noticed that I can only have one round open at a time. How can I make it so I can open a round match-up in division one as well as opening a fixture in division two? In a nutshell how can I open two divs at a time. I hope that makes sense.

Stu :)