Fixing the element in a website is quite common; bloggers use this method to monetize their blogs to earn more money. This is called a sticky element where such elements remain fixed when users scroll up or down (e.g. navigation menu, fixed header, sidebar etc.).
You can easily call a sticky element with the help of CSS but this method demands efforts and time. Fortunately there are several plugins out there which you can use to create sticky elements for your websites.
Below you will find some of the best jQuery plugins to make sticky elements for your websites without any hassles. These plugins are bundled with numerous features and functions by which you can call any elements sticky with less or no endeavours.
Clingify is a jQuery plugin that allows you to easily create “sticky” or “fixed” headers, navs, and other page elements. Once you scroll past the targeted element, the plugin will toggle a CSS class that gives the element a fixed position, pinning it in place on the page.
2. Sticky Footer
This Sticky Footer can contain any kind of content and is ready to be used in your website. You can build your own menu and use from 1 to 12 columns to display your content.
4. jQuery Sticky Header Footer
jQuery plugin that dynamically sticks content headers and footers to the top and bottom of viewport. Sticky Header Footer makes a clone of the desired sticky header and/or footer and places it in a DIV above or below the original stuck component. Clones are used in order to simplify maintaining layout (especially with tables). The clones are swapped when stuck and unstuck to ensure DOM updates to the header and/or footer are visible.
5. Sticky Header
Sticky Header is the top navigation bar that remains at the top of the page even when a user scrolls the page. This makes navigating to other parts of the site easy.
6. jQuery Sticky Header
7. Kidd Sticky Table
Kidd.StickyTable is jQuery plugin to modify a table element with a fixed header element and fixed left columns (freeze table header and the left columns). This plugin has myriad of features like freeze table, responsive tables, two styles, 6 predefined colors, custom option builder with live previews and much more.
Headtacular is a nice minimalist sticky header a jQuery plugin. As the user scrolls, the script will check if they have scrolled past the scrollPoint. If so, it will add the CSS class .is-stuck to the targeted object.
Stick Em Up is a jQuery plugin that provides easy way to determine when an element has been reached, passed, and passed back. The plugin will also tell you what direction the user was scrolling when it hit that element, and fires an optional callback during scrolling to do what you please with this information.
10. BWL Sticky Animated News Ticker
With this plugin you can create a responsive, animated breaking news & RSS feed jQuery ticker for your site within a min. Ticker Comes with 10 colorful themes and 15 attractive animation options.
This plugin allows you to display news ticker in 3 positions. They are – Sticky Header Ticker, Sticky Footer Ticker and Inline Ticker. You can change the ticker position quickly by just change the position value in settings code.
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11. HC Sticky
hcSticky is a cross-browser jQuery plugin that makes any element on your page float. It is used for sidebars on long pages, so they can be visible all the time user scrolls down the page, instead of a empty space visitors usually see. It is also used for floating top menus, emphasizing it to the user at all time.
12. jQuery Sticky Footer
The jQuery sticky footer plugin sticks your footer, with or without set height, to the bottom of your page. You can also use the sticky footer plugin to stick other elements to the bottom of their parent.
This plugin makes it possible to have a fixed position element that is relative to its parent. A normal fixed positioned element would be “out of context” and is very difficult to use in the most common situations with fluid designs. This plugin solves that problem with as little code as I could possible get it so it will run in the most optimized way, while also allow you to customize it in many important ways which might suit you best.
A jQuery sticky plugin that allows a relatively positioned element to be stickied onto the screen when the element is scrolled outside of the viewport. Instead of changing the position of the element on window scroll, this plugin creates a clone of the original element and set the clone to be fixed positioned so the original layout is always preserved.
StickyBars is a web element that can be used to display information’s on your site while scrolling on the pages. These bars can be horizontal or vertical and they can stick to any edge of the browser. You can have several bars on a same page with different options for each one (colors, CSS3 effects, position, etc.).
16. jQuery Sticky Alert
17. Sticky Kit
19. Sticky Notes
And finally Sticklr is lightweight ( less than 10kb) sticky side panel jQuery plugin which has several useful features like fixed position, styling, automatically centered, cross browser compatible, sticky to left and right and many other features which you want in a jQuery sticky plugin.