How to check if an element is currently hidden on a web page

If you need to check the visibility status of some element on the page, you can do that easily with jQuery library with the simple block of code like the one below.

var display = ( jQuery('#someElement').is(':visible') );
var visibility = ( jQuery('#someElement').css('visibility') != 'hidden' );
var status = ( display && visibility );
console.log( status );

So, if the element is currently visible on the page the console.log(status) would return true and in any other case it would return false. The false statement would be returned for this two cases:

  • if element has display:none;
  • if element has visibility: hidden

and for more advanced checking like this: is the element visible on the viewport now I would recomend to use jQuery onScreen plugin