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A CSS property you might not know

jmau111 profile image Julien Maury Originally published at blog.julien-maury.dev Updated on ・1 min read

Today I learned the existence of scroll-margin, which I've missed from the beginning.

Browser support is not ideal (especially ios and also old browsers) but decent.

Source: caniuse

If you have any anchor in your page, it's nice to set something like:

.myanchor {
    scroll-margin-top: 73px;
}
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This way, the top screen does not eat your anchor title ^^

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Calin Baenen

I like it, and I think I understand.....(???).
But, what exactly is the property? Is there any documentation, or any description for it I can read to get a better understanding of what EXACTLY it's doing, and why?

Thanks!
Cheers!

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Julien Maury Author

sure, look at the link I give at the very top of the post scroll-margin

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Hubert Daniell

This is really useful!