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The use of the parallax effect or parallax scrolling effect in websites can add a nice three dimensional depth illusion to the design and make the visit very interesting to a user. We have collected some creative examples of the parallax effect in web design. Enjoy!
Here we have a great example of the parallax scrolling effect, where the background moves “slower” then the content when the page is scrolled down. This instantly makes the background appear more distant, adding some beautiful perspective to the website.
Billy’s Downtown Diner’s website has a header part that moves when hovering with the mouse. The parallax effect is achieved by moving the layers that are closer to the viewer slower than the ones that are more distant. Giving the whole movement a little “shakiness” makes the effect even more interesting.
On XHTMSlicing.com the parallax effect is achieved by moving the mouse over the header part. The layers with the website images also have a different degree of blurriness to them, which enhances the effect and makes the most blurry items appear more distant.
On this incredibly beautiful website Head2Heart clicking on the arrows of the path (or of the bottom navigation) will guide you through the way of explaining the wonderful message, creating the parallax effect with the movement of the clouds that surround the path.
On Farmhouse Fare, the effect is also very subtle and it enhances the beautifully crafted illustrations and images. Clicking on any menu item will lead you to another section and you will notice a slight difference of movement of the elements. Click on “Contact us” to see a stronger effect.
And that’s all! I hope you enjoyed this little collection!