Solved

Adding ScrollTo effect to links, multiple on the same page, to different locations

Posted on 2011-03-21
6
444 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am trying to learn jQuery, so please bare with me. I have a series of links that look like this:

<a class="pagescroll" id="1goto" href="#">link</a>
<a class="pagescroll" id="2goto" href="#">link</a>
<a class="pagescroll" id="3goto" href="#">link</a>

Then I have anchors like these, positioned further down the page:

<a id="dest1"></a>
<a id="dest2"></a>
<a id="dest3"></a>

My thinking is that I can use jQuery to identify this type of link by the class, then take the link's ID to identify where in the page it should scroll to (goto1 scrolls to the ID desc1). I don't know if this is the best/most efficient way to do it, so I'm open to suggestions.

My non-working script looks like this:

<script type="text/javascript">
      $(function(){
            $('.pagescroll').click(function(){
                  var linkId=$(this).attr('id');
                  var linkNum=parseInt(linkId, 10);
                  var linkTo='dest'+linkNum;
                  $scrollTo(linkTo,'slow',{axis:'y'});
            });
      });
</script>

linkTo is populating correctly, if you click the link with 3goto it will populate linkTo with dest3, so I just need to figure out how to get the scrollTo to take that variable and use it to scroll to the element with the ID of linkTo.

Thank you!
0
Comment
Question by:bbdesign
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:chuckalicious
ID: 35184781
I think you need a plugin for scrollTo...

http://demos.flesler.com/jquery/scrollTo/

0
 

Author Comment

by:bbdesign
ID: 35189228
I have the plugin loaded. Here is my sample page:

http://secure.bbdesign.com/lighthousechristiancenter/support-groups.asp
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
chuckalicious earned 500 total points
ID: 35189264
Ok I think this is as straight forward as you having missed the "." between $ and scrollTo

Change this line:

$scrollTo(linkTo,'slow',{axis:'y'});

to

$.scrollTo(linkTo,'slow',{axis:'y'});
0
How our DevOps Teams Maximize Uptime

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us. Read the use case whitepaper.

 

Author Comment

by:bbdesign
ID: 35189335
I added that, but still doesn't go anywhere.
0
 

Author Comment

by:bbdesign
ID: 35189375
Wait, I found it:

$.scrollTo('#'+linkTo,'slow',{axis:'y'});

You pass the # to identify it as an ID, then it works. Thanks!
0
 

Author Comment

by:bbdesign
ID: 35189380
But it did also need the period.
0

Featured Post

Space-Age Communications Transitions to DevOps

ViaSat, a global provider of satellite and wireless communications, securely connects businesses, governments, and organizations to the Internet. Learn how ViaSat’s Network Solutions Engineer, drove the transition from a traditional network support to a DevOps-centric model.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

There are a couple ways to attach a JavaScript function to dynamically created elements. You can make a new script for each element as it’s created or you can use delegation. Delegation allows a single script that is added at page creation to mat…
How to build a simple, quick and effective accordion menu using just 15 lines of jQuery and 2 css classes
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery, including how to invoke it on a web page. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery.: (CODE)

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question