Parallax Scrolling

Hello WordPress bloggers. I am talking about parallax scrolling today. what parallax scrolling is, “is a special scrolling technique in computer graphics, wherein background images move by the camera slower than foreground images, creating an illusion of depth in a 2D video game.”( “Parallax scrolling allows images to move around the website at different perspectives and speeds. This gives a creative faux 3D effect that adds a sensation of depth. This technique is a lot like working in layers – so everything has to fit together piece by piece.” ( In order to make a parallax scrolling website you need to have Javascript because it is installed automatically in all modern web browsers, while third party plugins are not. some pros to having a parallax scrolling website are:

  1. It has the ability to create a dynamic, interactive user experience that can be very visually appealing.
  2. You can put all your content on one page so that users do not have to navigate through several different pages or wait for them to load.
  3. Typically, designers rely on graphics and colors to lead the users’ eye around the website. With parallax scrolling, the user can literally be led around the website in any direction the designer or UX expert wants.

some cons to having a parallax website are:

  1. Because parallax scrolling is heavy animation it can take pages longer to load and it will not function smoothly across all browsers.
  2. The website should be easy to use and easy to navigate, and this can be difficult if parallax scrolling is not used correctly. Using the effect on a content-heavy site can require too much scrolling which can frustrate the user and make reading difficult.
  3. If your website uses parallax scrolling, it is important to know that it will not look the same on a mobile device as it does on a PC. This is not a huge problem, but the designer must know how to translate the effect from a PC to a mobile device correctly to avoid large compatibility problems.




In my opinion parallax scrolling websites are pretty cool. I think they have a sleek look to them and I like how the back ground does not move as fast as the foreground. I would definitely use parallax scrolling for a small website with not a ton of information to where it would make loading time slow or navigating time slow. If i had way to much information i do not think i would use it.




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