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Smooth scrolling with pure CSS

Written byPhuoc Nguyen
24 Mar, 2021
It's common to use anchors, `<a href="#destination">` for example, to link between elements in a page. By default, the browser will jump straightly to the destination when clicking an anchor.
Without using any JavaScript library, it's possible to scroll to given element smoothly with a simple CSS property. Setting it to the `html` element enables smooth scrolling effect to the whole page:
html {
scroll-behavior: smooth;
We can also apply the style for a given scrollable container:
.container {
scroll-behavior: smooth;

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