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How to make a div vertically scrollable without content using CSS ?

Last Updated : 15 May, 2023
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In this article, we will see how we can create a vertical scrollable section using CSS. HTML code is used to create the basic structure of the sections and CSS code is used to set the style,

HTML Code:

  • Create an HTML div element with the class container.
  • Created three more nested div with class box
  • Write some content inside each div with the class box.

CSS Code:

  • The “scroll” option is added in this case to always show the scrollbar for the overflow-y property.
  • The height is set to 100vh for 100% height of the viewport, which is set for the reason that if the contents exceed, it adds a scrollbar.
  • The scroll-snap-type is set to y so that the direction of scroll-snapping is in the y-axis for the container div. This property is added if the browser is needed to be stopped at a particular time. This forces scrolling to a snap point on the y-axis.
  • The scroll-snap-align property is used on elements with the class “box” to set the position that scrolling will snap to. The scroll-snap-align is used to tell the point where the scrolling should stop.

Example: In this example, we create a vertical scrollable using the above approach.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <style type="text/css">
        body {
            margin: 0;
        /* Adding scroll snap type mandatory
        and scroll direction to y axis*/
        .container {
            scroll-snap-type: y mandatory;
            overflow-y: scroll;
            /* 100% height of the viewport */
            height: 100vh;
        /* Adding general css to box and
        aligning snap to start */
        .box {
            height: 100vh;
            color: #fff;
            text-align: center;
            line-height: 100vh;
            font-size: 5rem;
            scroll-snap-align: start;
        /* Setting different colors to all boxes */
        .box:nth-child(1) {
            background: #5e38ff;
        .box:nth-child(2) {
            background: #fe802b;
        .box:nth-child(3) {
            background: #00bf71;
    <div class="container">
        <div class="box"></div>
        <div class="box"></div>
        <div class="box"></div>


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