Parallax Scrolling Website Tutorials
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This parallax tutorial by Ian Lunn describes how to create a vertical-scrolling parallax website, taking inspiration from the Nike Better World parallax website. The tutorial is relatively lengthy, but does provide good explanation and creates a great-looking and -working demo. The code here doesn't have syntax highlighting, but the explanations do help explain what is making the parallax effect happen.
This parallax tutorial by Mary Lou, published on Codrops, creates an animated content section with sliding and animation. The animations are intricate; they are not just sliding vertically or horizontally, the individual components are controlled separately. The tutorial only covers the relevant sections that actually create the parallax animation, so the tutorial is short. However, the text does describe what the sections do as well as explain how to modify them.
This is a simple parallax tutorial by Mohiuddin Parekh, published on Nettuts. It leads you through the process of creating a relatively simple vertical parallax-scrolling website with multiple sections. The tutorial has a helpful diagram explaining how the parallax effect is laid-out and it also explains how the jQuery code makes it happen.
This parallax tutorial by Anthony Comben, published on In The Woods, creates a horizontal, slide-based parallax scrolling website. It uses multiple layers to create the parallax scrolling effect, placing the main content in the center and using blurred clouds in the foreground. The tutorial is relatively lengthy, but well explained.
This tutorial on WebDesignShock explains how to create a parallax website with multiple elements and layers to it. It gives helpful visual diagrams of how the parts of the parallax website will work together to create the parallax effect. While the explanations of the code are a bit short, the tutorial is helpful and creates a very illustrative demo.
This tutorial by Franck Maurin provides some jQuery code that explains how to create a quick parallax effect. The parallax effect created is both with the direction of scrolling (as you scroll down, the layer will scroll down with you) and against the direction of scrolling (as you scroll down, the layer will move up away from you.) Unfortunately, the explanations of the code are relatively short (they are located on the right side of the page, next to the code.)
This parallax scrolling plugin by Jon Raasch is a jQuery library designed to make creating a parallax website easier. The tutorial explains how to use the code library, describing which code should be modified to create different effects, such as animations and loops.
This parallax tutorial by Mary Lou on Codrops explains how to create a horizontal parallax slideshow using jQuery. The slides and background use the entire width of the page and the slides restart at the beginning when the visitor reaches the last one. The tutorial uses 3 background layers and the foreground to create the parallax 3D effect.
This tutorial by Pixel Acres is a relatively quick explanation that creates an interesting and well-illustrated demo parallax website. The tutorial text itself explains how parts of the CSS and jQuery work. It is a quick read (with a lot of comments) that explains the inner workings of a well-illustrated parallax example webpage.
This parallax tutorial by Stevan Živadinović, published on Creative Bloq, is an in-depth explanation of how parallax websites work and how to make one. Stevan uses an easily read, conversational tone to explain the steps required to create the parallax website and the theory behind it. Unfortunately though, the code on this tutorial lacks syntax highlighting, making it a bit difficult to read.
This parallax jQuery tutorial creates a parallax webpage section that uses visitors' cursor locations as the primary point of reference. It provides an excellent explanation in "The Images" section of how the images work to create the parallax-3D depth effect.
This tutorial by Abduzeedo is longer and goes through building the entire parallax website, including the HTML code. It explains how to build the parallax website, step-by-step, adding the code in at each point, then explaining it. The tutorial builds the website as you progress through, as opposed to simply explaining the code.
This tutorial by EgStudio is a quick, straight-forward explanation of how to create a simple parallax page. The short 10 lines of code are easy to follow. It clearly explains how the the numbers in the code affect how the parallax website works.
A simple, easy tutorial, this article describes how to quickly create a simple parallax website using jQuery. The article also provides straightforward explanation of what the code is doing. The tutorial was created by Jack Roscoe and published on Web Design Library.
This jQuery parallax tutorial leads you through the process of creating the entire parallax website. It starts with loading the jQuery library, then explains the CSS, and lastly the jQuery.
This jQuery tutorial wonderfully explains how to quickly create a parallax website. Created by Sara Vieira and published on Web Designer Depot, this tutorial does a great job of explaining what each portion of the code does. While the HTML at the beginning may seem a bit imposing, the CSS and jQuery are easy to understand. The tutorial also has really great syntax highlighting.
This tutorial creates a simple parallax website with 4 slide-like sections. It creates both a changing background and shaded circles that scroll at different rates, creating a parallax-depth-like effect. This tutorial is published by Jack Rimmel on his blog.
This parallax scrolling tutorial describes how to create a vertical parallax website with different sections, similar to a slide-show. The tutorial begins at the "How Our Site Will Work" header.
It is relatively lengthy and in-depth, but it creates an interesting parallax website when finished. The tutorial was created by Aaron Lumsden and published on Web Design Tuts.
The Skrollr.js website is worth taking a look at just to see the interesting effects. The page is wonderfully constructed with plenty of 3D parallax effects (notice the circles in the background), rotations, transitions.
This is a great, easy parallax tutorial. It makes wonderful use of transitions, including scrolling inward, instead of just scrolling down. It also uses a creative bow at the end, as well as a circle, expaning from the center.
The tutorial is published on Web Design Tuts by Ian Yates and is very popularly linked to by bloggers and people writing about parallax websites.
This is another great tutorial by Petr Tichy. It creates a wonderful website with full-screen size images.
This great tutorial uses skrollr.js to implement slide transitions using skrollr.js. Published by Petr Tichy on iHateTomatoes, this tutorial explains in a clear and straightforward manner how to create fades and moving backgrounds. The code is also displayed in great syntax highlighting, increasing its readability.
This tutorial by Ring Wang on Codrops explains how to create a horizontal parallax slideshow using only CSS. It uses radio buttons to create the effect, determining which "slide" is displayed. The parallax 3D depth is created by moving the map background more slowly than the foreground content.
"CSS3 Parallax scrolling slider" is a parallax scrolling tutorial that only uses CSS to achieve a 3D parallax effect. It uses HTML radio elements to create the different states of the website, determining which section should be displayed. It requires some rather in-depth CSS using CSS selectors, but it is a really interesting effect.