Christopher Christopher - 4 years ago 283
HTML Question

jQuery Scroll to Div

I am making an FAQ page and have buttons across the top to jump to a category (it jumps to the

tag that I use as the category label, ex.
<p id="general">
for my general category).
Instead of just jumping right to the category, I want to add a scroll effect. I want something like that scrolls to the desired part of my page. That link is a script that goes to the top of the page with a nice scrolling effect. I need something similar that will scroll to where I link to. For example, if I want to go to a misc. category, I want to just be able to have
<a href="#misc">Miscellaneous</a>
and have it scroll to that section of the page.

Answer Source
$(function() {
  $('a[href*=#]:not([href=#])').click(function() {
    if (location.pathname.replace(/^\//,'') == this.pathname.replace(/^\//,'') && location.hostname == this.hostname) {
      var target = $(this.hash);
      target = target.length ? target : $('[name=' + this.hash.slice(1) +']');
      if (target.length) {
          scrollTop: target.offset().top
        }, 1000);
        return false;

Check this link: for a demo, I've used it before and it works quite nicely.

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