Back to top

The back to top component is a shortcut that allows users to quickly navigate to the top of a lengthy content page.


image showing back to top elements
  1. Button: clickable feature
  2. Content: "Back to top"
  3. Up-arrow icon: optional to include but encouraged


When to use

  • Use the back to top component on large-medium screens when content fills up more than two screens in length.
  • Use on small screens when content fills up more than four screens in length.

When not to use

  • Don’t use on pages with static content that is short in length.


As the user scrolls down the page, the back to top component will reveal itself as a sticky button on the lower right edge of the screen. The color of the button will change on the hover to insinuate its clickability. Once the user selects the button the page will jump back to the top of the page.


  • Use the button with “Back to top” content and up-arrow icon for larger screens and standard web pages

    image showing back to top button
  • Use button with up-arrow icon only on smaller screens and mobile platforms

    image showing up-arrow button

Content guidelines

  • The button should consistently be placed on the lower right side of the page.
  • Only use 1 back to top component per page, avoid using multiple buttons in different sections.
  • Keep the button stationary. Once the button reveals itself, it should not move on the page.
  • Include proper spacing around the button, see CSS variables under React and HTML tabs.

View source on GitHub