How to use offset() Method in JQuery

In this article, I will explain use of offset () Method in JQuery.
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JQuery CSS offset() Method

  • offset() method gets the current offset (position) for the selected elements,  in pixels.
  • offset() method returned object contains two Float properties, top and left.




The following example shows how to offset() method in jquery.

<!DOCTYPE html>



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

<script type="text/javascript">

    $(document).ready(function () {

        $("button").click(function () {

            x = $("p").offset();

            alert("Left offset: " + x.left + " Top offset: " +;






<h3>offset() method example</h3>

<p>First paragraph.</p>

<button>Click for display the offset coordinates of the p element</button>






simple offset.jpg

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