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February 25, 2015

scrollSpeed | jQuery plugin for custom scrolling speed, easing

scrollSpeed is a Lightweight jQuery plugin for custom scrolling speed and easing.

Created by Nathan Rutzky



scrollSpeed jQuery plugin

scrolling speed


Lightweight jQuery extension for modifying scrolling speed in modern web browsers. Supports vertical or horizontal scrolling direction, including user-defined easing.


Include the latest version of jQuery and jQuery.scrollSpeed.js in the <head> of your HTML document:

<script src="jQuery.min.js"></script>  
<script src="jQuery.scrollSpeed.js"></script>

How to Use

Reference the scrollSpeed() method and modify the step and speed parameters to create the desired scrolling effect. The step parameter defaults to 100 units, while speed defaults to 800 milliseconds; custom easing is optional. See the live demo:

$(function() {  

    // Default
    jQuery.scrollSpeed(100, 800);

    // Custom Easing
    jQuery.scrollSpeed(100, 800, 'easeOutCubic');


Browser Support

– Google Chrome
– Safari ( Desktop )
– Internet Explorer ( Disabled for performance )
– Firefox
– Opera ( Not Tested )

Release Notes

jQuery.scrollSpeed 1.0
– Initial Release
jQuery.scrollSpeed 1.0.1
– Added support for horizontal scrolling
– Minor code cleanup
jQuery.scrollSpeed 1.0.2
– Added paramater for custom easing


If you discover any issues or have questions regarding usage, please send a message to or find me on GitHub @nathco.


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