slideDown( speed, [callback] ) Method



The slideDown() method reveals all matched elements by adjusting their height and firing an optional callback after completion.


Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

selector.slideDown( speed, [callback] );


Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method −

  • speed − A string representing one of the three predefined speeds ("slow", "normal", or "fast") or the number of milliseconds to run the animation (e.g. 1000).

  • callback − This is optional parameter representing a function to call once the animation is complete.


Following is a simple example a simple showing the usage of this method −


      <title>The jQuery Example</title>
      <script type = "text/javascript" 
         src = ""></script>
      <script type = "text/javascript" language = "javascript">
         $(document).ready(function() {

               $(".target").slideDown( 'slow', function(){ 
                  $(".log").text('Slide Down Transition Complete');

               $(".target").slideUp( 'slow', function(){ 
                  $(".log").text('Slide Up Transition Complete');
         p {background-color:#bca; width:200px; border:1px solid green;}

      <p>Click on any of the buttons</p>
      <button id = "up"> Slide Up </button>
      <button id = "down"> Slide Down</button> 

      <div class = "target">
         <img src = "../images/jquery.jpg" alt = "jQuery" />
      <div class = "log"></div>

This will produce following result −