CSS Galleries with Sticky Elements on Scroll

Approximately seven to eight years ago, CSS developers welcomed a fifth kid into the realm of positioning elements. “Sticky” was chosen as the name for this element since all it does is “stick” to the viewport and just remain in your line of sight (depending on the developer though).


Although the sticky property of an element lends a name to a specific attribute in CSS, it does not add anything ‘new’ to the table in terms of functionality. Bringing this up is only for the purpose of informing you that stickiness existed in web development long before it was codified as a CSS standard.

Photo Gallery with Sticky Heading

It’s possible that you’ve already used the CSS position property in conjunction with both relative and absolute values. It is now possible to use the sticky value in modern web browsers. When the scroll hits a specific point, you may use this feature to make things stay. Position: sticky elements act as relatively-positioned elements until they reach a certain point, at which time they begin to behave like static elements.


Sticky Gallery by Scroll

Websites are increasingly using “sticky” components, like as headers, to keep important UI elements in view and available for users whenever they need them. Sticky headers can be annoying in some situations, such as when the headers include a lot of material or when the viewport size and orientation limit the available screen area.


Sticky Gallery

When used with sticky elements (position: sticky;), they are quite similar to fixed elements (position: fixed;), in that they both retain their place on the screen regardless of whether the user scrolls up or down the page. What’s the difference? A sticky element is one that remains limited to the parent container in which it is contained.


Sticky Photostack

Components that are sticky (such as headers) are particularly popular in the field of web design because they may keep critical user interface elements continuously visible and quickly available should the user require them. Sticky headers, on the other hand, can be invasive in some situations (for example, if the headers include a large quantity of material or if the viewport size and orientation limit the amount of accessible screen space).


Sticky Image Experiment

In the past, you may have used the CSS position property in conjunction with both relative and absolute values. The sticky value is currently supported by most modern web browsers. It enables you to have items stay in place when the scrolling cursor reaches a specific position. After reaching a certain point, an element with the property position: sticky will behave like a relatively-positioned element until it reaches the given point, at which time it will behave like a statically-positioned element.



We have discussed about CSS Galleries with sticky elements in this post. CSS developers welcomed a fifth child into the world of positioning elements around seven to eight years ago. Since all that this element does is “stick” to the viewport and just remain in your line of sight, the term “Sticky” was selected to represent this behavior (depending on the developer though).