Scrolling on click is a common feature that many web designers and developers want to implement in their websites. It allows users to navigate through a page by clicking on specific elements, such as buttons or links, rather than using the traditional scrollbars. In this tutorial, we’ll explore how you can achieve scroll on click functionality in Webflow.
Step 1: Setting up the page structure
Before we dive into the details of scroll on click, let’s start by setting up the basic structure of our webpage. This will help us understand how the scrolling functionality will be implemented.
In Webflow, you can create sections within your page using <div> tags with unique IDs. These sections will act as the anchor points for our scroll on click feature.
<div id="section1"> <h2>Section 1</h2> <p>Content of section 1..</p> </div> <div id="section2"> <h2>Section 2</h2> <p>Content of section 2.</p> </div> <div id="section3"> <h2>Section 3</h2> <p>Content of section 3.</p> </div>
Step 2: Creating the navigation links
Now that we have set up our page structure, let’s create the navigation links that will trigger the scrolling functionality when clicked.
We can use <a> tags to create clickable links. To make these links scroll to the corresponding sections, we need to add the href attribute and set it to the ID of the Target section.
<ul> <li><a href="#section1">Go to Section 1</a></li> <li><a href="#section2">Go to Section 2</a></li> <li><a href="#section3">Go to Section 3</a></li> </ul>
Step 3: Adding smooth scrolling functionality
Add the following code snippet inside the <head> tag of your Webflow project:
This script listens for click events on any anchor tag that starts with “#” (representing internal links). When a click event occurs, it prevents the default behavior (scrolling to the anchor) and instead animates the scroll position smoothly to the Target section over a duration of 1000 milliseconds (1 second).
Step 4: Testing and refining
Now that we have implemented the scroll on click functionality, it’s time to test our webpage. Preview it in Webflow or publish it to a live site to see how the smooth scrolling effect works.
- Click on the navigation links and observe how the page scrolls smoothly to the Target sections.
- Make any necessary adjustments to the IDs of your sections or navigation links if they are not working as expected.
Remember, you can customize this functionality further by adding additional effects or adjusting the scrolling speed as per your design requirements. Play around with different settings until you achieve the desired scroll on click behavior.