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Element Visibility after scrolling

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jQuery Appear Plugin-DETECT ELEMENTS

When an element scrolls into view or otherwise becomes visible to the user, it fires a custom ‘appear’ event. During startup, use the offsetTop and offsetLeft option settings. Secondly, add the custom data attributes shown below and offset-top and offset-left to DOM Nodes.

Example 1.1:

$('#myEl').scrolling({ offsetTop: 100 });

You can use $.checkScrolling to trigger an appearance check().

Example 1.1.1:

<div id="top" data-offset-top="100">...</div>

You may also use a custom scrollin jQuery filter to manually verify if an element is inside the viewport.

Example 1.1.2:


IntersectionObserver API

Using an observer, you can quickly verify if an element is visible in the viewport or any scrollable container. It is no longer necessary to attach a scroll event and manually verify the event callback, which is more convenient.

var observer = new IntersectionObserver(onIntersection, {
  root: null,   // default is the viewport
  threshold: .5
// When an intersection changes, a callback is triggered.
function onIntersection(entries, opts){
  entries.forEach(entry =>  
    entry.target.classList.toggle('visible', entry.isIntersecting)
// To observe an element, use the observer.
observer.observe( document.querySelector('.box') )

// stop observing:
// observer.unobserve(entry.target)
span{ position:fixed; top:0; left:0; }
.box{ width:100px; height:100px; background:red; margin:1000px; transition:.75s; }
.box.visible{ background:green; border-radius:50%; }

We start by defining the observer instance.  The .5 represents the percentage of the target’s visible area and is triggered onIntersection.


Example using JavaScript:

window.addEventListener('scroll', function() {
    var element = document.querySelector('#user-view');
    var position = element.getBoundingClientRect();
    if(position.top >= 0 && position.bottom <= window.innerHeight) {
        console.log('Element is fully visible in screen');
    if(position.top < window.innerHeight && position.bottom >= 0) {
        console.log('Partial View');

Example using JavaScript(REACT):

componentDidMount() {
        window.addEventListener('scroll', this.isScrolledIntoView);
 componentWillUnmount() {
        window.removeEventListener('scroll', this.isScrolledIntoView);
  isScrolledIntoView() {
        var element = document.querySelector('.element');
        var position = element.getBoundingClientRect();

        if (position.top >= 0 && position.bottom <= window.innerHeight) {
            console.log('Element is fully visible in screen');
         if (position.top < window.innerHeight && position.bottom >= 0) {
            console.log('Element is partially visible in screen');

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