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Sticky

Stick nearly anything, anywhere you like!

Basics

Add the .sticky class and [data-sticky] to an element to create something that sticks. Sticky elements must be wrapped in a container, which will determine your sizing and grid layout, with [data-sticky-container].

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<div class="cell small-6 right" data-sticky-container>
  <div class="sticky" data-sticky data-margin-top="0">
    <img class="thumbnail" src="assets/img/generic/rectangle-3.jpg">
    <!-- This sticky element would stick to the window, with a marginTop of 0 -->
  </div>
</div>

<div class="cell small-6 right" data-sticky-container>
  <div class="sticky" data-sticky data-anchor="foo">
    <img class="thumbnail" src="assets/img/generic/rectangle-3.jpg">
    <!-- This sticky element would stick to the window for the height of the element #foo, with a 1em marginTop -->
  </div>
</div>

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Advanced

You can also use two anchors, if you please. Using data-top-anchor="idOfSomething", data-btm-anchor="idOfSomething:[top/bottom]", or a set pixel number data-top-anchor="150". If you use an element id with no top/bottom specified, it defaults to the top.

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<div class="cell small-6 right" data-sticky-container>
  <div class="sticky" data-sticky data-top-anchor="example2:top" data-btm-anchor="foo:bottom">
    <img class="thumbnail" src="assets/img/generic/rectangle-5.jpg">
  </div>
</div>

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The image to the right will be sticky when it hits the top of this paragraph element. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

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The image to the right will lose stickiness when it hits the bottom of this paragraph element. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

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Stick to bottom

You can also stick to bottom. Using data-stick-to="bottom". Here is an example using two anchors (like above) with a stick to bottom.

<div class="cell small-6 right" data-sticky-container>
  <div class="sticky" data-sticky data-stick-to="bottom" data-top-anchor="example3" data-btm-anchor="foo2:top">
    <img class="thumbnail" src="assets/img/generic/rectangle-5.jpg">
  </div>
</div>

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The image to the right will be sticky when it hits the top of this paragraph element. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

The image to the right will lose stickiness when it hits the top of this paragraph element. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Sometimes you want a sticky nav bar or side nav, this is pretty simple, but does involve an extra step from Foundation 5’s sticky class addition to Top Bar. The minimum to make a stick nav bar is below, and you can swap out .title-bar for another menu component. Please note the style width:100%, you can do it inline, or in your style sheets.

<div data-sticky-container>
  <div class="title-bar" data-sticky data-options="marginTop:0;" style="width:100%">
    <div class="title-bar-left"><!-- Content --></div>
    <div class="title-bar-right"><!-- Content --></div>
  </div>
</div>

With the minimum markup above, your nav bar will be sticky for the entire page. You could change this up by using anchor points, so it sticks and breaks at important markers on the page. A top anchor point of ‘1’ will make it stick at the top of the page, a bottom anchor of content:bottom will make it break at the bottom of your #content element. This is useful if you want a sticky nav element, but not for the full length of the page.

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<div data-sticky-container>
  <div class="title-bar" data-sticky data-options="marginTop:0;" style="width:100%" data-top-anchor="1" data-btm-anchor="content:bottom">
    <div class="title-bar-left"><!-- Content --></div>
    <div class="title-bar-right"><!-- Content --></div>
  </div>
</div>