Deprecated
This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Avoid using it and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The scroll-snap-coordinate CSS property defines the x and y coordinate positions within an element that will align with its nearest ancestor scroll container's scroll-snap-destination for each respective axis.

/* Keyword value */
scroll-snap-coordinate: none;

/* <position> values */
scroll-snap-coordinate: 50px 50px;                   /* Single coordinate */
scroll-snap-coordinate: 100px 100px, 100px bottom;   /* Multiple coordinates */

/* Global values */
scroll-snap-coordinate: inherit;
scroll-snap-coordinate: initial;
scroll-snap-coordinate: unset;

If the element has been transformed, the snap coordinates are likewise transformed, thus aligning the snap points with the element as it is displayed.

Initial valuenone
Applies toall elements
Inheritedno
Percentagesrefer to the element’s border box
Mediainteractive
Computed valueas specified, but with relative lengths converted into absolute lengths
Animation typea position
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

Values

none
Specifies that the element does not contribute to a snap point.
<position>
Specifies the offset of the snap coordinates from the start edge of the element’s border box. For each pairing, the first value gives the x coordinate of the snap coordinate, the second value its y coordinate.

Formal syntax

none | <position>#

where
<position> = [ [ left | center | right ] || [ top | center | bottom ] | [ left | center | right | <length-percentage> ] [ top | center | bottom | <length-percentage> ]? | [ [ left | right ] <length-percentage> ] && [ [ top | bottom ] <length-percentage> ] ]

where
<length-percentage> = <length> | <percentage>

Example

HTML

<div id="container">
  <div>
    <p>At coordinate (0, 0)</p>
    <div class="scrollContainer coordinate0">
      <div>1</div>
      <div>2</div>
      <div>3</div>
    </div>
  </div>

  <div>
    <p>At coordinate (25, 0)</p>
    <div class="scrollContainer coordinate25">
      <div>1</div>
      <div>2</div>
      <div>3</div>
    </div>
  </div>

  <div>
    <p>At coordinate (50, 0)</p>
    <div class="scrollContainer coordinate50">
      <div>1</div>
      <div>2</div>
      <div>3</div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

CSS

#container {
  display: flex;
}

#container > div:nth-child(-n+2) {
  margin-right: 20px;
}

.scrollContainer {
  width: 100px;
  overflow: auto;
  white-space: nowrap;
  scroll-snap-type: mandatory;
  font-size: 0;
}

.scrollContainer > div {
  width: 100px;
  height: 100px;
  display: inline-block;
  line-height: 100px;
  text-align: center;
  font-size: 50px;
}

.coordinate0 > div {
  scroll-snap-coordinate: 0 0;
}

.coordinate25 > div {
  scroll-snap-coordinate: 25px 0;
}

.coordinate50 > div {
  scroll-snap-coordinate: 50px 0;
}

.scrollContainer > div:nth-child(even) {
  background-color: #87ea87;
}

.scrollContainer > div:nth-child(odd) {
  background-color: #87ccea;
}

Result

Specification

Specification Status Comment
CSS Scroll Snap Module Level 1
The definition of 'scroll-snap-coordinate' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 39IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support 46
Full support 46
Full support 39
Disabled
Disabled From version 39: this feature is behind the layout.css.scroll-snap.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

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