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Gina Scalpone
Gina Scalpone
21,330 Points

When nav is clicked, follow link then smooth scroll to content?

I know how to add a smooth scroll with jQuery to another part of the same page, but is it possible to add an scroll when one clicks on one of my nav links? I have a large header that I love, but when I click on my about page, I would like to just go straight to my content.

1 Answer

Gina Scalpone
Gina Scalpone
21,330 Points

I found an answer after a bunch of googling, in case anyone has a similar problem! Make sure to add the id of the div you're trying to scroll to in the navigation list item of the page it's on. For instance:

<li><a href="page.html#nav">Page</a></li>

That will take you to the navigation on the page.html. Add this to all the pages BUT page.html. On page.html, you'll add a class to the anchor element of it's own list item in the navigation. Example:

<li><a class="page" href="page.html">Page</a></li>

This is the javascript:

    $('html, body').animate({
        scrollTop: $('.page').offset().top
    }, 2000);
    return false;