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    A simple script that automatically switches CSS html background-color according to scroll position.

    This package is on npm

    npm i overflow-color


    You simply must add the browser minified script dist/overflow-color.umd.min.js and the two attributes data-oc-top and data-oc-bottom to your body tag.

    <body data-oc-top="red" data-oc-bottom="blue">
        <!-- ... -->
        <script src="dist/overflow-color.umd.min.js" async></script> 

    You can use the shortcut data-oc by separating the two values with a comma.

    <body data-oc="red,blue">

    With a module bundler

    You can import this package with a simple require or import.

    // with ES6+
    import 'overflow-color';

    You don't have anything else to do, the script is automatically launched when the DOM content is loaded.

    Manually re-check scroll position

    When you update body's overflow color attribute or make a huge change to the DOM (e.g. changing page with Angular) and that the vertical scroll position stayed at the top, the new document height may be smaller than the previous one, and overflow-color should set the overflow color to the bottom one, but it has not be called by scroll event. In this specific case, you can use the default exported function updateOverflowColor:

    import updateOverflowColor from 'overflow-color';
    /** Change DOM or body's overflow color attribute */

    CSS tricks, Behind the Scenes

    This library will wrap all the body content inside a <div data-oc-wrap>. Then it set to the wrapper the same background as the body, and set body's background to transparent.

    Add the data-oc-outside attribute to any body's immediate children that you don't want to be included into this wrap element at DOM content load.

    when the document is loaded:

    <!doctype html>
        <!-- ... -->
            /* your style */
            body {
                background: lightgrey;
            /* style added by the script */
            html { background: blue; }
    <body data-oc="red,blue" style="background: transparent; /* style added by the script */ ">
        <!-- wrapper added by the script -->
        <div data-oc-wrap style="background: lightgrey;">
            <!-- ... your body's childs -->
            <script src="dist/overflow-color.umd.min.js" async></script> 

    You can read the Designer News discussion about the different tried tricks.

    Browsers compatibility

    I successfully tested this library, on:
    Mac OS Mojave: Safari v11, Google Chrome v70 and Opera v51
    iOS 11: Safari, Google Chrome v68, Firefox 12 and Microsoft Edge v42

    Unfortunately, Firefox on MacOS and Opera Mini on iOS doesn't show the over-scroll color even without this library.

    This library pass an E2E test through Chrome with Cypress.


    Compile with Rollup:

    npm run build

    Build and test with Cypress:

    npm test


    This project is licensed under the MIT license.


    npm i overflow-color

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