Minimal Masonry Web Layout In Pure JavaScript

MiniMasonry.js Minimalist dependancy free Masonry layout library

MiniMasonry is a lightweight (1kb Gzipped) dependancy free Masonry layout. It will compute elements position in Javascript and update their positions using css’s transform attribute. This means positioning does not trigger browser layout and use the device’s GPU. This also allow css animation during element positionning.

MiniMasonry is responsive, you give it a target width and it will adjust columns number and elements width. MiniMasonry will increase element width (until another column can fit in the layout) but will never reduce the target width.


You can install MiniMasonry by cloning the repository, downloading the build type (minimasonry.min.js / minimasonry.esm.js) or using npm :

npm install minimasonry

Then, include the minified version of MiniMasonry.js on your website :

<script src="node_modules/minimasonry/build/minimasonry.min.js"></script>

or use it via ESM :

import MiniMasonry from "minimasonry";


To use MiniMasonry you should have a container relatively positioned with your elements as children. Those children elements must be absolutely positioned.

Then you can initialise MiniMasonry :

var masonry = new MiniMasonry({
    container: '.masonry_transition'


Here is the list of available parameters :

Name Default value Description
baseWidth 255 Target width of elements.
container Null Container selector. Required
gutter 10 Width / height of gutter between elements/
minify true Whether or not MiniMasonry place elements on shortest column or keep exact order of list.
ultimateGutter 5 Gutter applied when only 1 column can be displayed.


Here is the list of available APIs :

Name Description
layout() If list has changed, trigger a relayout of the masonry

MiniMasonry will add a “resize” event listener on the window to redraw the masonry on window resize. This listener is throttled to 66ms (15fps).


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