What does jQuery.offset() method do in jQuery?

The offset() method gets the current offset of the first matched element, in pixels, relative to the document.


You can try to run the following code to learn how to use offset() method in jQuery:

Live Demo

      <title>jQuery offset() method</title>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
         $(document).ready(function() {
            $("div").click(function () {
               var offset = $(this).offset();
               $("#lresult").html("left offset: <span>" + offset.left + "</span>.");
               $("#tresult").html("top offset: <span>" + offset.top + "</span>.");
         div {
      <p>Click on any square:</p>
      <span id = "lresult"> </span>
      <span id = "tresult"> </span>
      <div style = "background-color:blue;"></div>
      <div style = "background-color:pink;"></div>
      <div style = "background-color:#123456;"></div>
      <div style = "background-color:#f11;"></div>