How can I make a div stick to the top of the screen once it's been scrolled to?

Learn, how to make a div stick to the top of the screen once it's been scrolled to using CSS?
Submitted by Apurva Mathur, on June 19, 2022

Position Property: Position property is a type of CSS property that is used to set the position of HTML content. This HTML content can be anything including text, links, background images, etc.

It has the following values: static, relative, fixed, sticky, and absolute. To stick the div to the top of the screen, we can use position:"sticky" and position:"fixed" property.

position:"sticky": Position sticky property sticks the element when it reaches a specific point. This specific point can be anything for example in the code given below I have given top: 2px; so when it reaches where top=2px; it will stick.


<!DOCTYPE html>
         background-color: #b3d4fc;
         top: 2px;
   <body style="height: 1000px">
      <div>This content will stay here</div>
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Example: make a div stick to the top of the screen

In the above code, I've given position:"sticky" property to the specified div and top=2px; so that it will stick the div at top=2px. You can try to change the value and you’ll observe that the div will become sticky when that specific value is hit.

(It's important to maximize your screen height only then you’ll able to see the scrollable effect.)

We can also use position:"fixed" it will also give the same result, the only difference between their working is that when position:"fixed" is used it does not require any specific threshold value; it will just simply fix the element wherever you want.

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