A fixed header that will animate its size on scroll. The inner elements will also adjust their size with a transition.
An animated header that will change its size on scroll. Once a certain amount of the page gets scrolled, the header will decrease its size and the inner elements will adjust their font-size/line height. There are example media queries for dealing with different screen sizes.
Smint is a simple jQuery plugin that helps with the navigation on one page style websites.
It has 2 main elements, a sticky navigation bar that stays at the top of the page while you scroll down and menu buttons that automatically scroll the page to the section you clicked on.
Hachiko is a jQuery sticky plugin that allows a relatively positioned element to be stickied onto the screen when the element is scrolled outside of the viewport.
Instead of changing the position of the element on window scroll, this plugin creates a clone of the original element and set the clone to be fixed positioned so the original layout is always preserved.
jQuery Pin is a jQuery plugin for creating sticky elements. You can pin something to the side of a text and subtle sticky element to quietly hang around as you scroll down.
Also you can easily disable this for smaller screen-sizes where there's no room for that kind of shenanigans.
fixto is a jQuery plugin for sticky positioning. Fix containers to the viewport relative to an ancestor.
notific8 is a jQuery notification plug-in inspired by the notifications introduced in Windows 8.
jQuery lockfixed allows for DOM elements to be positioned anywhere on the page, and lock within the user's viewport when scrolling. Common use case is a menu under a header, which on scrolling stays fixed within the viewport.
scrollNav is a light jQuery plugin that grabs your page's existing content, divides it up into logical sections and builds a customizable scrolling sidebar navigation.
When adding captions to the bottom of a thumbnail it can happen that a thumbnail that is overflowing the viewport (i.e. is partly beyond the “fold”) is being hovered but the caption won’t be seen because it appears on the bottom part of the image that is not visible. The user would have to scroll the page in order to see the bottom of the item and eventually the caption.
A small trick can solve that problem by simply making the caption “sticky”. This would mean that the caption will be visible not only at the bottom of every thumbnail but also in any place, sticking at the bottom of the page, if the thumbnail hovered is overflowing the current view.
jQuery Stick 'em plugin makes items sticky as you scroll, to a point. Easy to implement and flawless to the point of perfection, this is indeed a very useful plugin.
Waypoints is a small jQuery plugin that makes it easy to execute a function whenever you scroll to an element. Waypoints makes a solid base for modern UI patterns that depend on a user’s scroll position on the page.
stickyMojo is a contained sticky sidebar plugin for jQuery. It is lightweight, fast, flexible and compatible with Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and IE8+. It will degrade gracefully in older versions of IE.