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Audero Sticky

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Audero Sticky is a polyfill for the CSS position: sticky with no dependencies and support for multiple module systems.

Features at a glance

  • Compatible with modern browsers: Internet Explorer 9+, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Safari, iOS, Android, and more
  • Lightweight: ~1.5Kb minified and gzipped
  • No dependencies: It's built in raw JavaScript and has no dependencies
  • Support for top and bottom sticky elements: The library can be used to stick elements on the top and the bottom
  • Support multiple module systems: It can be used with Browserify, RequireJS, and in the browser
  • Hooks available: Triggers events and adds a class name when an element starts and ends sticking


You can see the library in action by taking a look at the following demos:


Audero Sticky has been tested on the following browsers: Internet Explorer 9+, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, and Safari.

The library follows the UMD (Universal Module Definition) pattern to work seamlessly with module systems such as AMD and CommonJS, and the browser.


You can install Audero Sticky by using npm:

npm install audero-sticky

Alternatively, you can install it via Bower:

bower install audero-sticky

The last options you have to download the library are to clone the repository and copy the file contained in the dist folder into your project and to manually download the file.


First of all, you have to ensure that your CSS is using the border-box model. This can be set as follows:

   box-sizing: border-box;

Add a class to your CSS, for example sticky, to specify the position your element(s) should have when in sticky mode. The library supports any top and bottom value. While not mandatory for the library, I strongly suggest to add the position: sticky declaration too. This will allow you to use the library only in browsers that don't support this feature.

An example is the following:

   position: sticky;
   top: 0;

Once done, you have to include the JavaScript file. How to include it in your project, depends on what tools you are using. If you downloaded the library with Bower, you can include it as shown below:

   <script src="bower_components/audero-sticky/dist/audero-sticky.min.js"></script> 

If you have downloaded the library via npm, read the following sections to know how to include it.


var Sticky = require('audero-sticky');
// Call Sticky methods


require(['audero-sticky'], function(Sticky) {
    // Call Sticky methods

No module system

   <script src="node_modules/audero-sticky/dist/audero-sticky.min.js"></script> 
      // Call Sticky methods exposed via a global object called Sticky


Audero Sticky provides the methods described in the following sections.


Tests if the sticky value for the position property is supported.


Autoinitializes all the elements of the page having class sticky if no options are provided. Otherwise, it initializes the elements matching the selector provided in the options passed.

Sticky(element[, options])

Creates a new Sticky object. element is the element to render as sticky. options is an object of options to customize the library. To use a class name different from sticky, the options parameter must be specified.


Initializes the library.


Removes the effects of the library and clean up all the resources


Audero Sticky triggers a few events on the element(s) that will stick. You can listen to these events to perform custom actions when needed:

  • stickystart: Triggered when the element starts sticking
  • stickyend: Triggered when the element ends sticking


Audero Sticky has the following options:

  • selector (string. Default: '.sticky'): The selector used to identify the elements processed by this library
  • activeClass (string. Default: 'sticky-active'): The class name added when an element starts sticking


To see the library in action, add the sticky class (it can be changed) to an element:

<h1 class="sticky">Audero Sticky</h1>

Now, create a new Sticky object by passing the element to the constructor. Once done, initialize it by calling the init() method:

var stickyHeader = new Sticky(document.querySelector('.sticky'));

You can (and should) avoid to use the library for those browsers that support position: sticky. To do that, wrap the previous snippet with a conditional statement that uses the isFeatureSupported() method as shown below:

if (!Sticky.isFeatureSupported()) {
   var stickyHeader = new Sticky(document.querySelector('.sticky'));

If you want to use a different class name, for example fixedsticky, you have to update the previous snippet as follows:

if (!Sticky.isFeatureSupported()) {
   var stickyHeader = new Sticky(
         selector: '.fixedsticky'

Note how in this case I've also specified the second argument of the constructor.

Sometimes you might have multiple sticky elements in a web page or you simply don't want to further use the Sticky object created. In these cases you can let the library do all the work for you:

if (!Sticky.isFeatureSupported()) {

This will initialize all the elements having class sticky. If you want to use a different class name, you have to provide an object that specifies the selector to use:

if (!Sticky.isFeatureSupported()) {
      selector: '.fixedsticky'


Audero Sticky is dual licensed under MIT and GPL-3.0.


Aurelio De Rosa (@AurelioDeRosa)


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