Strictly speaking, the parallax effect is created when two or more layers move at different speeds to create the illusion of depth. Visual content in the background will move more slowly than objects in the foreground. This depth effect in websites is created by moving elements more quickly or slowly than others, based on how far a visitor has scrolled down the page.
Parallax technologies will allow you to do this, moving your website contents to give a third dimension to your site.
Stellar.js can speed up the development process required to build a parallax website, providing a simple interface for controlling the scrolling of individual elements. For a complete explanation of how to implement stellar.js on your parallax webpage, visit the official stellar.js documentation.
For further explanation, please visit our list of stellar.js parallax tutorials.
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. More examples are listed on the skrollr.js examples GitHub page.
For further explanation of how to implement skrollr.js, please visit our list of skrollr.js parallax tutorials.
Skrollr.js Master Class
If you are interested in learning more about Skrollr.js, Petr Tichy is teaching an online course in using Skrollr.js to create parallax websites.
For more information about updates, you can visit the jarallax blog.
For further explanation of how to implement CSS-based parallax websites, please visit our list of CSS parallax tutorials.
Parallax Web Design
Parallax website design moves one part of your website at a different speed than the rest of your page. This often creates a 3D-like effect, adding depth and interest to your webpage design. The resources, including themes, tutorials, and examples, are designed to help you build a website with parallax scrolling.
Infininite Scrolling Web Design
Build an endless scrolling website, loading new content when your visitors reach the end of your webpage.
Looking to download a lot of data? Need to find the exact information in a gigantic internet haystack that you are looking for? These resources are designed to help you build spiders, crawlers, and other tools to obtain data from the internet.
These tools are designed to help you build your website, add content, and improve your website’s appearance.
Website Theme Resources
Website themes are an easy to create a great website quickly. They provide a beginning point for you to build your websites, giving you layout, code, and functionality to work with. These resources are made to help you find the right theme to help you start building your website.
Our comprehensive, analytical research into the website theme industry, focusing on trends and major changes affecting website designers and website theme customers.
Our Fall, 2014 Theme Forest Analysis Report shows a major shift in the theme marketplace. The empirical assesment of Theme Forest over a 28 month period indicates a series of interesting trends and patterns.
Our assement of the popularity of parallax scrolling in website themes published on Theme Forest shows that parallax design elements are an increasingly popular trend.
How to find WordPress and Drupal themes licensed under the GNU Public License. These themes offer increased freedom and the ability to use your theme on multiple sites.
These themes are built for use with the Drupal content management system. Drupal is wonderful and quite popular for business websites.
Themes for creating parallax-scrolling 3D-depth-like effects and animations as visitors scroll down a page.
Themes built for making professionally designed portfolios.
Themes built for making small, medium, and large business websites.