Parallax Content Slider with CSS3 and jQuery

A simple parallax content slider with different animations for each slider element and a background parallax effect.



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Today we want to share a simple parallax content slider with you. Using CSS animations, we’ll control the animation of each single element in the slider and create a parallax effect by animating the background of the slider itself.

The idea for this comes from the slider of the Kendo UI homepage, a framework for modern HTML UI. After we got some requests and questions about how to do something like that, we decided to recreate the effect.

How it works

The slider contains several slides and each one will have an h2 element, a paragraph, a link and a division with an image:

<div id="da-slider" class="da-slider">

	<div class="da-slide">
		<h2>Some headline</h2>
		<p>Some description</p>
		<a href="#" class="da-link">Read more</a>
		<div class="da-img">
			<img src="images/1.png" alt="image01" />
		</div>
	</div>
	
	<div class="da-slide">
		<!-- ... -->
	</div>
	
	<!-- ... -->
	
	<nav class="da-arrows">
		<span class="da-arrows-prev"></span>
		<span class="da-arrows-next"></span>
	</nav>
	
</div>

The core of this slider is the animations for each one of the elements. We’ll control the behavior of the elements by giving a “direction class” to the respective slide. For example, when we slide the current slide to the right, we will give it the class “da-slide-toright”. There will be four different classes for each of the possible slide directions and origins:

  • .da-slide-fromright
  • .da-slide-fromleft
  • .da-slide-toright
  • .da-slide-toleft

Given these classes, we can control the animation of each element:

/* Slide in from the right*/
.da-slide-fromright h2{
	animation: fromRightAnim1 0.6s ease-in 0.8s both;
}
.da-slide-fromright p{
	animation: fromRightAnim2 0.6s ease-in 0.8s both;
}
.da-slide-fromright .da-link{
	animation: fromRightAnim3 0.4s ease-in 1.2s both;
}
.da-slide-fromright .da-img{
	animation: fromRightAnim4 0.6s ease-in 0.8s both;
}

/* Adjust animations for different behavior of each element: */
@keyframes fromRightAnim1{
	0%{ left: 110%; opacity: 0; }
	100%{ left: 10%; opacity: 1; }
}
@keyframes fromRightAnim2{
	0%{ left: 110%; opacity: 0; }
	100%{ left: 10%; opacity: 1; }
}
@keyframes fromRightAnim3{
	0%{ left: 110%; opacity: 0; }
	1%{ left: 10%; opacity: 0; }
	100%{ left: 10%; opacity: 1; }
}
@keyframes fromRightAnim4{
	0%{ left: 110%; opacity: 0; }
	100%{ left: 60%; opacity: 1; }
}

Options

The following options are available when calling the cslider plugin:

$('#da-slider').cslider({

	current		: 0, 	
	// index of current slide
	
	bgincrement	: 50,	
	// increment the background position 
	// (parallax effect) when sliding
	
	autoplay	: false,
	// slideshow on / off
	
	interval	: 4000  
	// time between transitions
	
});

The parallax effect is created by moving the background of the slider to the opposite direction when sliding. With bgincrement you can control the amount of pixels it will be moved.

Demos

  1. Demo 1: Default options
  2. Demo 2: Slideshow (different animations)

Notice that we are using a simple fallback for browsers that don’t support CSS animations and transitions.

We hope you like our little experiment and find it useful!

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ML is a freelance web designer and developer with a passion for interaction design. She studied Cognitive Science and Computational Logic and has a weakness for the smell of freshly ground peppercorns.

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  1. 4

    Your tutorials are far and above some of the most amazingly clean, visually appealing, and highly functional out there today. Thank you for sharing such amazing work with the rest of us.

  2. 8

    Excellent! Thank you so much for your works, it’s very suitable for any premium WordPress theme!

  3. 10

    I love the effect, but it doesn’t seem to work in Opera (the other slides aren’t showing).

  4. 11

    Very nice!
    Problems with IE9 though: the first slide is showed on load. After sliding no slides show up, the first slide dissapears aswell. :(

  5. 12

    Looks great, however I did notice a problem in IE9 – when you ‘slide’ to the next image there is nothing displayed – it seems it will only display the first slide.

  6. 21

    Great! love the look and feel.
    Could you explain a bet more how to change the location of the image? (if I change the left:60% CSS for it the slider still does not work like it should)

    • 22

      Hi,
      you will need to change the 60% to whatever value you’d like it to be (in every class it’s defined, i.e. the default one and the animations). I use percentages in order for it to be responsive. Let me know if it answers your question.. Cheers, ML

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