One thing you'll always have to deal with approaching mobile web app development is scroll and position:fixed bugs.

Due to the lack of support in some devices fixed positioned elements may bounce or disappear during scroll. Also mobile interaction often leverages horizontal scroll eg. in carousels or sliders.

We use overflow:auto to create scrollable areas and solve any problems related to scroll.

Since overflow:auto is not always available in touch devices we use Overthrow to polyfill that.

Markup for any scrollable areas is as simple as:

<div class="scrollable">
  <div class="scrollable-content">...</div>

This piece of code will trigger a directive that properly setup a new Overthrow instance for the .scrollable node.

Headers and footers

.scrollable-header/.scrollable-footer can be used to add fixed header/footer to a scrollable area without having to deal with css height and positioning to avoid breaking scroll.

<div class="scrollable">
  <div class="scrollable-header"><!-- ... --></div>
  <div class="scrollable-content"><!-- ... --></div>
  <div class="scrollable-footer"><!-- ... --></div>


.scrollable-content controller exposes a scrollTo function: scrollTo(offsetOrElement, margin)

You have to require it in your directives to use it or obtain through element().controller:

var elem = element(document.getElementById('myScrollableContent'));
var scrollableContentController = elem.controller('scrollableContent');

// - Scroll to top of containedElement

// - Scroll to top of containedElement with a margin of 10px;
scrollableContentController.scrollTo(containedElement, 10);

// - Scroll top by 200px;


You can use ui-scroll-bottom/ui-scroll-top directives handle that events and implement features like infinite scroll.

<div class="scrollable">
  <div class="scrollable-content section" ui-scroll-bottom="loadMore()">
      <li ng-repeat="item in items">

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