Smooth Scrolling with MooTools Fx.SmoothScroll
I get quite a few support requests for my previous MooTools SmoothScroll article and the issue usually boils down to the fact that SmoothScroll has become Fx.SmoothScroll. Here's a simple usage of Fx.SmoothScroll.
<a href="#contact">Contact Us</a> <!-- goes down to the contact area -->
<!-- more stuff here -->
<a name="contact" id="contact"></a>
<-- more stuff here -->
The only HTML requirement for Fx.SmoothScroll is that all named anchors be given an identical id attribute.
Fx.SmoothScroll accepts two arguments: the area to scroll (defaults to the window) and options for the class. The default options are usually sufficient. One recommendation I do have is to make the duration quick -- no one wants to wait for the animation to finish.
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