A simple jQuery plugin for animated scrolling to a section of your page with mobile dropdown and scrollspy support.

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NavScroll is a simple jQuery plugin for animated scrolling to a section of your page. It also features mobile dropdown support so if your navigation transforms into a dropdown on a certain breakpoint, navScroll hides the dropdown after a click.


There's a demo included with this package. It's an example of navigation I use a lot, so feel free to use it yourself!
You can also checkout the demo here: jhammann.github.io/jquery-navScroll/demo/


Include a recent version of jQuery and the navScroll plugin inside your page.
<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.0.min.js"></script>
<script src="jquery.navScroll.js"></script>
  // To attach navScroll to an element without mobile dropdown support

  // Or you can enable mobile dropdown support and give it a custom breakpoint (defaults to 1024)
    mobileDropdown: true,
    mobileBreakpoint: 768


Optionally, you can install jquery-navScroll with bower or NPM if you prefer:
bower install jquery-nav-scroll

npm install jquery-nav-scroll


| Name | Description | Type | Default | |------|-------------|------|---------| | scrollTime | The time it takes to scroll to the element in milliseconds (set this to 0 so it obviously won't show an animation). | Integer | 500 | | navItemClassName | The class of the items which invokes the scroll animation. All anchor tags inside the element are clickable when the value is empty. | String | '' | | navHeight | Set the height of the navigation (to use as offset). 'auto' let's the plugin determine the height automatically, a number determines the height in px. | Integer or String | 'auto' | | mobileDropdown | If your navigation hides and is used as a dropdown on small screens setting this to true hides the dropdown after a click. | Boolean | false | | mobileDropdownClassName | Additionaly you can insert the mobile nav's classname here, when left empty the plugin searches for a <ul> in the same parent element. | String | '' | | mobileBreakpoint | The 'mobile' breakpoint (like the max-width of a media query). It's recommended that you check this if you use mobile dropdown support. | Integer | 1024 | | scrollSpy | Set to true if you want to enable the scrollspy, it adds an active class to the nav items when you scroll past their sections. | Boolean | false | | activeParent | Set to true if you want the parent of the anchor to have an active class instead of the anchor itself (only if ScrollSpy is enabled). | Boolean | false | | activeClassName | Set the name of the active class when using ScrollSpy. | String | 'active' |

Specific scrollTime

The scrollTime option is for all <a> tags inside the element on which navScroll is called. If you want different scrollTimes for different anchors you have to include the data-attribute data-scrolltime. The value should be a number. The 'Section 3' URL in the demo is an example of this.


| Name | Description | Type | |------|-------------|------| | onScrollStart | Callback function, will be executed when the scrolling animation starts. | Function | | onScrollEnd | Callback function, will be executed when the scrolling animations ends. | Function |
  onScrollStart: function() {
    // Execute code when the scrolling starts.
  onScrollEnd: function() {
    // Execute code when the scrolling ends.


Version 1.4.1

  • Added package.json

Version 1.4.0

  • Added the onScrollStart and onScrollEnd callback functions.

Version 1.3.1

  • Added the activeClassName option. This makes it possible to change the class name the plugin gives to an active item when using ScrollSpy.

Version 1.3.0

  • Added the activeParent option. When set to true it gives the parent of the anchor an active class when using ScrollSpy instead of the anchor itself.
  • Bugfix Navigations with ScrollSpy enabled also support non-anchor URL's.

Version 1.2.1

  • Bugfix ScrollSpy also works in IE. Added support for an older doctype.
  • Changed some styling for the demo.

Version 1.2.0

  • Added the option to enable scrollSpy which gives nav items an active class when you scroll past their sections.

Version 1.1.1

  • Bugfix Clicking on <a> tags without a leading # in the href attribute now navigates you to the actual path and won't return an error.

Version 1.1.0

  • Added support for the scrollTime data attribute.