What is Parallax Web Styling

PARALLAX WEB STYLE

What is it and why You’ve got to have it for your website!

Having a website and ‘world view’ that immediately sets you apart and gets and keeps your visitors attention has never been more invaluable.

Since Google cracked the whip last year and started knocking down the SEO and page visibility of websites that aren’t mobile friendly, many of those sites have since either come with a mobile version or a responsive layout, which adapts to all devices.  So in 2017 yes many more sites (finally!) have mobile versions but most don’t really ‘do anything’, don’t have any ‘Life’ to them as you scroll through. There are a million themes and templates out there now, so even though a site may adapt to a mobile experience, it probably looks like ten thousand other sites. And THIS is where the invaluable flavor of Parallax comes in. Within seconds of a site visit and immediately scroll down, this amazing form of image styling and relation is evident and you’ve just set your ‘world view’ apart as a beautifully amazing site, brand, company, and experience!

Your online view, aside from say social posts, is what speaks about you, your profession, services, talents and ‘brand’ on your behalf. Your website is where you have absolute control of that. It does the talking so to speak and the selling for you, and it enables you to leave the exact and immediate impression you intend to. Not long ago this would be very time consuming and often expensive to create. However, when you come aboard with The WordPress Ninja, all the work is done for you, an incredibly engaging (yes, parallax plays a major role in this) viewing experience is put together on a WordPress based platform, and once the new site goes live, you’ll even be able to edit and update the content yourself. #winWIN

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BeBNZO.com – This is a new fashion/apparel based site with a ton of amazing parallax flavor throughout, which also incorporates an eCommerce backend for the products (easily linked to a PayPal address that accespts any debit and credit cards). This is also one of my favorite WordPress themes in 2017.

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Parallax Scrolling In A Nutshell

Parallax Scrolling is a technique in which the background image of a website moves slower than the foreground elements or images when the page is scrolled, creating an illusion of depth and motion. The results are stunning effects that impress visitors to your page.

The parallax effect has been around for years in classic video games, but it became a trend in the web design world. This cool effect is now commonly seen as part of the scrolling feature of a web page. It uses multiple backgrounds which seem to move at different speeds to create a sensation of depth (creating a faux-3D effect) and an interesting browsing experience. The term is derived from the Greek “parallaxis”, meaning “alteration”.

Nearby objects have a larger parallax than more distant objects when observed from different positions, so parallax scrolling can be used to determine distances. We have compiled 30 of the best amazing examples of websites that use the scrolling parallax effect.

Some Favorite Parallax Scrolling WordPress Sites

 

ChadDennis.co – This awesome site was built for an LA based yoga instructor, and we brought a lot of parallax flavor to the design, while also keeping it very clean and content focused.

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JaneParkSmith.com – This is an amazing One Page auto-scroll website with extensive parallax flavor throughout.

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Demos.TheWebStylist.com-laptop-iphone-promo-by-The-Web-StylistDemos.TheWebStylist.com – This is a Demo site that showcases not only Parallax in the opening section but combines it with a cool gif (not a cheesy one that hiccups on repeat, but was set to play forward and then in reverse to create a seamless video effect)

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LisaWentz.com-homepage-iphone6s-byTheWordPressNinjaLisaWentz.com – Motivational Speaker Lisa Wentz joined forces with The WordPress Ninja in 2016 to create a very clean, dynamic Parallax based multi-page site and experience.  Using minimal content a very engaging ‘world view’ was created.

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NautilusAcupuncture.com – This site was designed for a young acupuncturist fresh out of graduation. Some great stock images were pulled and a very peaceful parallax based visual flow was created for her new World View.

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par·al·lax

ˈperəˌlaks/
noun
  1. the effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions, e.g., through the viewfinder and the lens of a camera.
    • the angular amount of parallax in a particular case, especially that of a star viewed from different points in the earth’s orbit.
      plural noun: parallaxes

The parallax effect has been around for years in classic video games, but it became a trend in the web design world. This cool effect is now commonly seen as part of the scrolling feature of a web page. It uses multiple backgrounds which seem to move at different speeds to create a sensation of depth (creating a faux-3D effect) and an interesting browsing experience. The term is derived from the Greek “parallaxis”, meaning “alteration”.

Nearby objects have a larger parallax than more distant objects when observed from different positions, so parallax scrolling can be used to determine distances. We have compiled 30 of the best amazing examples of websites that use the scrolling parallax effect.

More: Parallax Scrolling Scripts

If you have a working theme but would still like to have the parallax effect on your site, here are a few resources to help you add that touch of parallax scrolling magic.

  • skrollr – skrollr is a JS library for adding parallax scrolling effect, including advanced scrolling effects.
  • Jarallax – Another JavaScript library that lets you create parallax scrolling animations in a jiffy.
  • Stellar.jsJust add .stellar() to the element and you are done.
  • Super Scroll Orama – Awesome parallax scrolling effects, with great animations schemes.
  • jQuery Parallax – Remember the Parallaxr theme featured in this article? Well this JS library offers a way to create such effect easily.

30 Great Parallax Sites from the AWWWARDS

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