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Content panning based on mouse movement, a cool way to replace scrolling for large images or full pages.
Requires Mootools Core 1.4.1 or later.


How to use

First of all, include in your page Mootools 1.4.1 or later, and Panner.js source.

<script type="text/javascript" src="Mootools.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="Panner.js"></script>

Place the content you want to pan inside a smaller container (can be the main body too), like this:

<!-- Small container -->
<div style="width: 600px; height: 200px;">

	<!-- Big content -->
	<div id="content" style="width: 1200px; height: 600px;">
		Lorem Ipsum dolor sit amet.

Then, in your Javascript:




var myPanner = new Panner(content, options);
  • content: A DOM element or ID, the content you want to scroll.
  • options: (object) Options for the class. They are all listed below.


  • limit: If TRUE (default) limits content panning at its normal scroll bounds. Can be also an object with two x and y boolean values (for example { x: true, y: false } limits content padding only for x-axis).
  • center: If TRUE moves the content to the center initially.


  • center(): Moves the content to the center immediatly.
  • topLeft(): Moves the content to the top-left corner immediatly.
  • select(): Select a value.
  • attach(): Enable panner, this method is called in costructor.
  • detach(): Disable panner, call it when you want to suspend panning.
  • refresh(): Refresh panner (detach + attach), call this when container or content size changes.

Element and Elements methods:

You can use some shortcut methods on Element and Elements for creating the Panner quickly.

$$('img').panner(options); // Attach Panner to all images
  • Element.panner(options): Creates a new instance of Panner on a single element.
  • Elements.panner(options): Creates a new instance of Panner on elements.