Scrolling through a long list of thumbnails using paging controls.
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thumbnails.js: Scrolling Thumbnails

Browsing through a long list of irregularly shaped thumbnails using scrolling controls.

Try the demo.

How to include the script

The stylesheet is best included in the header of the document.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="./css/thumbnails.css"/>

This include can be added to the header or placed inline before the script is invoked.

<script src="./js/thumbnails.js"></script>

How to start the script

var thumbnails = new Thumbnails({
	'element': document.getElementById('id'),
	'square' : true,
	'onselected' : function (index, event) {}

id : {string} - The ID attribute of an element somewhere in the document.

square : {boolean} - Optional boolean to centre images into fixed squares or retain their irregular shapes.

onselected : {function} - An optional callback to run when images are selected.

  • index : {integer} - The index of the thumbnail that was selected.
  • event : {event object} - The event object of the click.

How to control the script



Highlights and centres a specific thumbnail.

index : {integer} - The index of the thumbnail to centre and highlight.



Scrolls the list of thumbnails one page to the left.



Scrolls the list of thumbnails one page to the right.

How to build the script

This project uses node.js from

This project uses gulp.js from

The following commands are available for development:

  • npm install - Installs the prerequisites.
  • gulp import - Re-imports libraries from supporting projects to ./src/libs/ if available under the same folder tree.
  • gulp dev - Builds the project for development purposes.
  • gulp dist - Builds the project for deployment purposes.
  • gulp watch - Continuously recompiles updated files during development sessions.
  • gulp serve - Serves the project on a temporary web server at http://localhost:8500/.
  • gulp php - Serves the project on a temporary php server at http://localhost:8500/.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. The latest version of this and other scripts by the same author can be found at