HTML-CSS: Vertical scroll snap

HTML-CSS : Exercise-7 with Solution

Using HTML, CSS create a scrollable container that will snap on elements when scrolling.

  • Use display: grid and grid-auto-flow: row to create a vertical layout.
  • Use scroll-snap-type: y mandatory and overscroll-behavior-y: contain to create a snap effect on vertical scroll.
  • You can use scroll-snap-align with either start, stop or center to change the snap alignment.

HTML Code:

<!--License: https://bit.ly/3GjrtVF-->
<!DOCTYPE html>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width">
  <title>Using HTML, CSS create  a scrollable container that will snap on elements when scrolling</title>
<div class="vertical-snap">
  <a href="#"><img src="https://www.w3resource.com/html-css-exercise/html-css-practical-exercises/flower-1.jpeg"></a>
  <a href="#"><img src="https://www.w3resource.com/html-css-exercise/html-css-practical-exercises/flower-2.jpeg"></a>
  <a href="#"><img src="https://www.w3resource.com/html-css-exercise/html-css-practical-exercises/flower-3.jpeg"></a>
  <a href="#"><img src="https://www.w3resource.com/html-css-exercise/html-css-practical-exercises/flower-4.jpeg"></a>
  <a href="#"><img src="https://www.w3resource.com/html-css-exercise/html-css-practical-exercises/flower-5.jpeg"></a>
  <a href="#"><img src="https://www.w3resource.com/html-css-exercise/html-css-practical-exercises/flower-6.jpeg"></a>

CSS Code:


   border: 1px solid #cccfdb;
   border-radius: 2px;
.vertical-snap {
  margin: 0 auto;
  display: grid;
  grid-auto-flow: row;
  gap: 1rem;
  width: calc(180px + 1rem);
  padding: 1rem;
  height: 480px;
  overflow-y: auto;
  overscroll-behavior-y: contain;
  scroll-snap-type: y mandatory;

.vertical-snap > a {
  scroll-snap-align: center;

.vertical-snap img {
  width: 180px;
  object-fit: contain;
  border-radius: 1rem;


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HTML-CSS: Tips of the Day

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For this you can use text-overflow: ellipsis; property. Write like this

span {
    display: inline-block;
    width: 180px;
    white-space: nowrap;
    overflow: hidden !important;
    text-overflow: ellipsis;
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