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[Solved] Responsive Horizontal Scrolling Menu

http://healthunit.com has a clean horizontal scrolling menu at the top of the screen once you view it from a mobile phone device. I’m trying to mimic that same exact functionality thanks to a site I’m redesigning with a huge level of navigation elements.

Requirements:

  1. Left and right scroll click options
  2. Centered list item option centered in the space
  3. Only one list item visible at a time
  4. Horizontal Scrolling & Responsive
  5. Clicking the last or first option in the list will take you to either the first option or last option in the list

My current html for this section is:

<nav id="sub" class="clearfix">
  <ul class="wrapper">
    <a href="#"><li>Estimate</li></a>
    <a href="#"><li>About</li></a>
    <a href="#"><li>Customer Information</li></a>
    <a href="#"><li>Financing</li></a>
    <a href="#"><li>Careers</li></a>
    <a href="#"><li>Locate Us</li></a>
    <a href="#"><li>Inspiration</li></a>
  </ul>
</nav>

The CSS currently attached to it is:

nav#sub {
  background: #004173;
  background: linear-gradient(to bottom, #004173 0%,#014f8d 100%);
  background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #004173 0%, #014f8d 100%);
  background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #004173 0%,#014f8d 100%);
  background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #004173 0%,#014f8d 100%);
  background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%,#004173), color-stop(100%,#014f8d));
  background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #004173 0%,#014f8d 100%);
  border-bottom: #00325a solid 3px;
  box-shadow: 0 4px 6px 0 #BFBFBF;
  filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr='#004173', endColorstr='#014f8d',GradientType=0 );
  webkit-box-shadow: 0 4px 6px 0 #BFBFBF;
}

#sub ul {
  text-align: center;
}

#sub ul li {
  padding: 10px 3.3%;
}

#sub a {
  color: #fff;
  font-size: 10pt;
  font-weight: 400;
  text-decoration: none;
}

#sub ul a:hover li {
  background: #007FEB;
}
Enquirer: Huginn

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Solution #1:

So, finally I think I have what you are looking for:

Fiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/fzXMg/2/

CSS and HTML is in the Fiddle…

JS:

$(function(){
    var state = 0;
    var maxState = 6;
    var winWidth = $(window).width();
    $(window).resize(function(){
        winWidth = $(window).width();
        $('.box,.container_element').width(winWidth-100);
    }).trigger('resize');
    $('#lefty').click(function(){
        if (state==0) {
           state = maxState;
        } else {
           state--;
        }
        $('.container_element').animate({scrollLeft:((winWidth-100)*state)+'px'}, 800);
    });
    $('#righty').click(function(){
        if (state==maxState) {
           state = 0;
        } else {
           state++;
        }
        $('.container_element').animate({scrollLeft:((winWidth-100)*state)+'px'}, 800);
    });
});

This uses jQuery again.

Respondent: Huginn

Solution #2:

Now that the healthunit site has changed the original question is not completely clear.

To make a nav menu that scrolls horizontally uses arrow buttons (instead of scrollbar) can be implemented with a little jQuery and easily converted to pure JavaScript.

var $bar = $('.nav');
var $container = $('#outer');
var widths = {};
var scrollOffset = 0;

var container = document.getElementById("outer");
var bar = document.getElementById("bar");

function setMetrics() {
    metrics = {
        bar: bar.scrollWidth||0,
        container: container.clientWidth||0,
        left: parseInt(bar.offsetLeft),
        getHidden() {
            return (this.bar+this.left)-this.container
        }
    }

    updateArrows();
}

function doSlide(direction){
    setMetrics();
    var pos = metrics.left;
    if (direction==="right") {
        amountToScroll = -(Math.abs(pos) + Math.min(metrics.getHidden(), metrics.container));
    }
    else {
        amountToScroll = Math.min(0, (metrics.container + pos));
    }
    $bar.css("left", amountToScroll);
    setTimeout(function(){
        setMetrics();
    },400)
}

function updateArrows() {
    if (metrics.getHidden() === 0) {
        $(".toggleRight").addClass("text-light");
    }
    else {
        $(".toggleRight").removeClass("text-light");
    }

    if (metrics.left === 0) {
        $(".toggleLeft").addClass("text-light");
    }
    else {
        $(".toggleLeft").removeClass("text-light");
    }
}

function adjust(){
    $bar.css("left", 0);
    setMetrics();
}

$(".toggleRight").click(function(){
    doSlide("right");
});

$(".toggleLeft").click(function(){
    doSlide("left");
});

$(window).on("resize",function(){
    // reset to left pos 0 on window resize
    adjust();
});

setMetrics();

Demo: https://www.codeply.com/go/HgAVBVfQFY

Respondent: Stefan Wittwer

Solution #3:

Check out that fiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/zEPQ5/15/

It’s not perfect in meaning of design, but it shows off the concept.

I used jQuery with that.

$(function(){
    var state = 0;
    $('#up').click(function(){
        state += 1;
        $('ul.wrapper').animate({marginTop:(15-state*35)+'px'},400);
    });
    $('#down').click(function(){
        state -= 1;
        $('ul.wrapper').animate({marginTop:(15-state*35)+'px'},400);
    });
});
Respondent: Zim

Solution #4:

Check out this jsfiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/7vvdB/

Basically, create an outer container with a max-width of 100% and a overflow-x:scroll, then create an inner container with a fixed width large enough to fit all of your elements, then put all of your elements in the inner container.

.container_element
{ white-space:nowrap
    min-width:100%;
    overflow-x:scroll;
    overflow-y:hide;

}

.inner_container
{
    width:5000px;
}
}
Respondent: Stefan Wittwer

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