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A mobile-first content and image carousel.

NPM Code Climate Bower version


You can find a simple demo on the Documentation page. More demos can be found inside the examples folder in the repo. Run grunt examples to see them in Chrome (mobile device emulation is recommended).


Zepto Support

Scooch supports Zepto up until v0.6.1 but is not actively developed for it. You should be able to use Scooch directly with Zepto. While we don't actively support Zepto for Scooch, we welcome any and all issues and PRs to help us make it work.


Scooch can be installed using NPM:

npm install scooch


<!-- include scooch.css -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="scooch.css">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="scooch-style.css">

<!-- the viewport -->
<div class="m-scooch m-fluid m-scooch-photos">
  <!-- the slider -->
  <div class="m-scooch-inner">
    <!-- the items -->
    <div class="m-item m-active">
      <img src="image1.jpg">
    <div class="m-item">
      <img src="image2.jpg">
    <div class="m-item">
      <img src="image3.jpg">
  <!-- the controls -->
  <div class="m-scooch-controls m-scooch-bulleted">
    <a href="#" data-m-slide="prev">Previous</a>
    <a href="#" data-m-slide="1" class="m-active">1</a>
    <a href="#" data-m-slide="2">2</a>
    <a href="#" data-m-slide="3">3</a>
    <a href="#" data-m-slide="next">Next</a>

<!-- include jquery.js -->
<script src="jquery.js"></script>
<!-- include scooch.js -->
<script src="scooch.js"></script>
<!-- construct the carousel -->


By default, items are center aligned and their width is determined by their content width and/or any styling that restricts their width.

To change the styling of the items, add the following classes to the viewport:

Class Description
.m-fluid Causes the width of items to resize to match the viewport width.
.m-center Causes the items to be center aligned, not left aligned (the default).



Constructs the carousel with specific options. Defaults are shown here.

      dragRadius: 10,
      moveRadius: 20,
      animate: true,
      autoHideArrows: false,
      rightToLeft: false,
      infinite: false,
      autoplay: false,
      classPrefix: "m-",
      classNames: {
        outer: "scooch",
        inner: "scooch-inner",
        item: "item",
        center: "center",
        touch: "has-touch",
        dragging: "dragging",
        active: "active",
        inactive: "inactive",
        fluid: "fluid"


The options object passed to Scooch during construction can configure its behaviour in the following ways:

Option Behaviour
dragRadius The size of the 'deadspace' when dragging before Scooch begins following cursor/finger
moveRadius The size of the 'deadspace' that must be exceeded before Scooch will move between items
animate Whether or not Scooch should animate the move between items
autoHideArrows Whether or not Scooch should apply the inactive class to its previous and next controls (indicated by [data-m-slide=prev] and [data-m-slide=next]) when at its "bounds"
rightToLeft Whether or not Scooch should treat "next" as left and "previous" as right
infinite Whether or not Scooch should loop on itself
autoplay: {interval: Number, cancelOnInteraction: Boolean} Autoplay through the Scooch, advancing items every interval milliseconds. cancelOnInteraction sets whether or not the autoplay terminates once a user interacts with it. Autoplaying Scooches will always appear to loop as if they are infinite until user interaction, at which point they resume the behaviour specified by their options
classPrefix What all Scooch's classes will be prefixed by
classNames What Scooch should reference as its class names


Moves the carousel one item to the right (or left if rightToLeft option is enabled).



Moves the carousel one item to the left (or right if rightToLeft option is enabled).


.scooch('move', x)

Moves the carousel to a index x (1-based).

$('.m-scooch').scooch('move', 1);


Removes event handlers bound on the carousel.



Binds the event handlers on the carousel.



Re-initialize carousel after new slides were added or removed



Removes the carousel and its event handlers from the DOM.



The viewport emits the following events:

Name Arguments Description
beforeSlide previousIndex, newIndex Fired before the carousel moves.
afterSlide previousIndex, newIndex Fired after the carousel begins moving.

Browser Compatibility

Mobile Browsers

The following mobile browsers are fully supported:

Browser Version
Mobile Safari 3.1.3+
Android Browser 2.1+
Android Chrome 1.0+
Android Firefox 1.0+

The following mobile browsers have degraded support:

Browser Version
Windows Phone 7.5

Desktop Browsers

The follow desktop browsers are fully supported:

Browser Version
Safari 4.0+
Firefox 4.0+
Chrome 12.0+
Opera 12.0+
Internet Explorer 10.0+

The following desktop browsers have degraded support:

Browser Version
Internet Explorer 8.0,9.0
Firefox 3.5,3.6

Building a distribution



  1. npm install
  2. grunt build

The build directory will be populated with minified versions of the css and javascript files and a .zip of the original source files (for distribution and use with whatever build system you might use).


MIT License. Scooch is Copyright © 2016 Mobify. It is free software and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the LICENSE file.


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