The style of the pagination options that Datatables presents to the end-user can greatly effect the look and feel of your table, as well as, of course, the interaction behaviour. Through the plug-in options you can define your own paging function to create the interaction that you are looking for.
To use a pagination plug-in, you must include the pagination plug-in code from the plug-ins available below, after you load the DataTables library, but before you initialise the DataTable. When initialising the DataTable, you must also tell it to make use of this plug-in, rather than using the default built-in types, by setting the 'sPaginationType' to the value required by the plug-in. As an example the code below makes use of the scrolling pagination plug-in saved into a file (live example):