jQuery Smooth Scroll to Anchor Using animate()

I always get a kick out of jQuery… especially animation methods.

It’s one of those things that just wows clients… and truthfully, I feel pretty cool watching the animations run on a site.

That said, much of what you can do with jQuery animations is more than “eye-candy”… they help enhance the user experience.

This is one such animation: smoothing scrolling to an anchor tag.

Instead of that abrupt flash you get as default behavior in a browser… you get a nice smooth scroll that gives a site visitor some context about what they just clicked and where they’re ending up.

Here’s how to do it:

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