15 Awesome jQuery Infinite Scrolling Plugin Showcase

April 26, 2013 · 0 comments

by Sonny M. Day

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Right now, one of the hottest website pagination trends is jQuery infinite scrolling. If you happen to observe sites like Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and DeviantArt, you will notice infinite scrolling in action, when the older contents load automatically when you reach the bottom of the page. This encourages the visitors of a website to stay longer and read further as the website deliver more content that is relevant automatically without any user action. If you like this web design stype you may want to check out my Pinterest WordPress themes article here. A slightly differnet but still similar web design style is single page websites. This type of website are often used for cool agency portfolios and product showcases. I have collected quite a few single page WordPress themes for building this kind of websites in a previous post, check it out! Some have parallax scrolling effects that really rock and impress the visitors. In addition, I would say that most portfolio website today are simply created using portfolio website templates with plenty of portfolio page template options.

From the design and usability perspective, infinite scrolling makes navigation easy since the content is loaded without additional page loading and without any need for active actions from the visitor. With such technique, infinite scrolling websites have greater chances of getting its contents exposed than websites with conventional pagination. It also tends to make them look modern, interactive and interesting.

In this post, we are sharing with you a jQuery scrolling plugin collection that can help you implement endless scrolling system on your website. Most of these infinite scrolling scripts are free, but I also added a premium product. If you have more infinite scrolling jQuery plugins we could add, please give us a link in a comment. We will also be happy to hear your opinion about this article and about infinite scrolling in general. Enjoy!


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DIY jquery infinite scroll – MORE INFO

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A jQuery plugin that provides a basic mechanism for triggering more results to be loaded when the bottom of the page is reached.

Infinite Pages – MORE INFO / DEMO (Premium)

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Infinite Pages was designed for displaying large pieces of HTML data in more manageable chunks. When the reader reaches the end of the page, the script loads more content. It implements an ‘infinite scroll’ mechanism to load data, so the reader doesn’t have to load enourmous amounts of text / images onto the page all at once. This ensures a more comfortable reading experience for the user. Infinite Pages works by ‘paginating’ your data, and then feeding that data to the user ‘on demand’. This technique is known as ‘lazy loading’, and is becoming more and more common on the internet. An example of infinite scrolling is Google Images, where content is loaded as requested by the user.

Create Infinite Scroll Effect Using jQuery – MORE INFO

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This tutorial will teach you how to code an infinite scrolling effect on your website using JavaScript.

infini_scroll – MORE INFO

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“infiniScroll” was written as a jQuery plugin. It works for blog posts but will work for anything where you scroll to get more data. Just like Twitter.com, Facebook status messages, etc. Instead of paginating items, the plugin allows you to keep on scrolling. Such system works on posts and tweets but they can also be applied on leaderboards, portfolio items, anything where you want to load subsequent elements.

jquery-esn-autobrowse – MORE INFO

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This plugin adds automatic ajax loading of page content when the user scrolls the page, with built-in browser cache.

Infinite Ajax Scroll, a jQuery plugin – MORE INFO

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Infinite Ajax Scroll is an open-source jQuery plugin that turns your existing pagination into an infinite scrolling one, with ease.

jQuery ScrollPagination – MORE INFO

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jQuery ScrollPagination plugin has been developed by Anderson Ferminiano for studying purposes. You can however, use it in any way you want on your projects for free, as long as you maintain the credits.

Twitter-style triggered infinite scroll – MORE INFO

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This plugin aims to progressively enhance your page. Your navigation/pagination elements should be present in the HTML for non-js users, but the plugin will utilize those links to build out a more rich browsing experience.

Load Content While Scrolling With jQuery – MORE INFO

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This Ajax auto content loading can very be handy in almost every project. It loads the extra content once you reach the bottom of the page.

Screw – A jQuery Plugin – MORE INFO

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Screw, from scroll + view, is a jQuery plugin which loads HTML as a user scrolls the webpage. Screw will help you save bandwidth by only loading content as it is scrolled into view. Screw can also be used to create continuously scrolling, bottomless pages where content is appended to the bottom as the user scrolls.

Endless Scroll – MORE INFO

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Endless Scroll not only helps you build highly customizable infinite scrolling effects, it also offers features not commonly seen. Such features include: The ability to up-scroll and prepend content to the beginning of the page; The ability to limit the number of available ‘pages’, i.e. data truncation; and and there are more exciting features in the works, including SEO-friendly URLs!

jScroll – MORE INFO

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jScroll is a jQuery plugin for infinite scrolling, written by Philip Klauzinski. Infinite scrolling; also known as lazy loading, endless scrolling, autopager, endless pages, etc. is the ability to load content via AJAX within the current page or content area as you scroll down. The new content can be loaded automatically each time you scroll to the end of the existing content, or it can be triggered to load by clicking a navigation link at the end of the existing content.

Infinite scroll – MORE INFO

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This plugin aims to progressively enhance your page. Your navigation/pagination elements should be present in the HTML for non-js users, but the plugin will utilize those links to build out a more rich browsing experience.

jQuery onScrollBeyond and scrollExtend plugins – MORE INFO

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The scrollExtend plugin is designed to automatically load new content at the bottom of the screen (by appending to a DOM element) when the user scrolls beyond the element, much like Facebook does with their status updates. The existing infinite scroll plugin was primarily designed to integrate with WordPress, which didn’t really suit my purposes.

Unlimited Scroll using the Twitter API – MORE INFO

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This resource is actually a tutorial with downloadable source codes on how to create an unlimited scroll using jQuery similar to what you see on Twitter.

Author : Sonny Day

Sonny M. Day is a passionate SEO and web design enthusiast who loves photography, mountain climbing, snorkeling and dirt bike riding.

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