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This is a total revamp of original jquery.appear plugin hosted on

Demo page

This plugin can be used to prevent unnecessary processing for content that is hidden or is outside of the browser viewport.

It implements a custom appear/disappear events which are fired when an element became visible/invisible in the browser viewport.



yarn add jquery-appear-original


npm i -S jquery-appear-original


  $.appear('someselector', options); // It supports optional hash with "force_process" and "interval" keys. Check source code for details.

  $('<div>test</div>').appear(); // It also supports raw DOM nodes wrapped in jQuery.

  $('someselector').on('appear', function(event, $all_appeared_elements) {
    // this element is now inside browser viewport
  $('someselector').on('disappear', function(event, $all_disappeared_elements) {
    // this element is now outside browser viewport

If you want to fire appear event for elements which are close to viewport but are not visible yet, you may add data attributes appear-top-offset and appear-left-offset to DOM nodes.

  <div class="postloader" data-appear-top-offset="600">...</div> # appear will be fired when an element is below browser viewport for 600 or less pixels

Appear check can be forced by calling $.force_appear(). This is suitable in cases when page is in initial state (not scrolled and not resized) and when you want manually trigger appearance check.

Also this plugin provides custom jQuery filter for manual checking element appearance.