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Stop Anchor Links Jumping to top of browser window?

Thread began 7/22/2011 2:06 am by ccooper309155 | Last modified 7/22/2011 11:41 pm by ccooper309155 | 5269 views | 2 replies


Stop Anchor Links Jumping to top of browser window?

As we all know, when a hyperlink that is pointed at an Anchor is clicked, the page jumps to the Anchor's location, placing it right at the top of the browser window.

Here's the problem:

I'm using HTML 5 and CSS3. I have the <header> fixed via CSS. That is, when the page scrolls, the <header> stays fixed at the top of the page while the text in the <article> scrolls up under it and off the screen.

Trouble is, when an Anchor link is clicked, the Anchor shoots to the top of the browser and hides under the fixed <header>.

Yes, I could move the Anchors on the page so that they sit higher than the text with which they are associated, but that would be very, very time consuming in this case.

Is there another way to make the Anchors jump to a point about 100px below the top of the browser window instead of to the very top?


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