simplyScroll v2

a flexible jQuery content scroller with touch support

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This product is no longer supported! It was originally created in 2008 and web technology and processing speeds have increased to the point where this scrolling technique is no longer necessary. Please use something else!

simplyScroll is a scroll-tastic jQuery plugin that can animate (scroll) content either automatically or manually, horizontally or vertically, backwards or forwards.

New Features in v2



  1. Horizontal scroll with loop (infinite effect)
  2. As above but manual scroll with buttons
  3. Manual Vertical scroll, with buttons, looped
  4. Custom HTML example, scrolling backwards
  5. RTL mode page may look odd (or better)!
  6. Pause and resume


simplyScroll is open source and dual licensed under MIT and GPL licenses. Latest version simplyScroll 2.0.5 released 10/05/12

jquery.simplyscroll.zip30 KbRecommended Complete package including CSS & buttons.png
jquery.simplyscroll.js13 KbSource
jquery.simplyscroll.min.js8 Kbminified (uncompressed)


simplyScroll can be configured with a number of options

customClass'simply-scroll'Class name for styling
frameRate24Number of movements/frames per second
speed1Number of pixels moved per frame, in 'loop' mode must be divisible by total width of scroller
orientation'horizontal''horizontal or 'vertical' - not to be confused with device orientation
direction'forwards''forwards' or 'backwards'
autotrueAutomatic scrolling, use false for button controls
autoMode'loop'auto = true, 'loop' or 'bounce', (disables buttons)
manualMode'end'auto = false, 'loop' or 'end' (end-to-end)
pauseOnHovertruePause scroll on hover (auto only)
pauseOnTouchtrueTouch enabled devices only (auto only)
pauseButtonfalseCreates a pause button (auto only)
startOnLoadfalseInit plugin on window.load (to allow for image loading etc)

Comments / Feedback


simplyScroll jumping? Make sure you specify images sizes or initiate the plugin on window load (i.e. use startOnLoad!)

Feel free to contact me @logicbox or, however I cannot guarantee a response and will not offer dev support.

Images used on this page are courtesy of Key-2 Luxury / Firehouse