Parallax Scrolling Websites: Effective Examples and Resources

Parallax scrolling has been used in computer games for years – it is the effect where the background remains static and the foreground scrolls vertically or horizontally, or vice versa – the foreground remains static and the background moves.

This scrolling method is being seen as the new trend in website design.

There are many different degrees of parallax scrolling, from a complete site with things jumping out when you scroll down the page, to a relatively simple static background with foreground scrolling.

There are also some sites where just moving your mouse around the page makes the elements ‘dance’ – which can be quite confusing, but nevertheless somehow appealing!

Here we have collected some of the best parallax scrolling sites for your perusal. Please visit each site to see the effect.

There is a selection of tutorials and further resources after the showcase.

Parallax Scrolling Websites

Ben the Bodyguard

Ben the Bodyguard

iutopi

iutopi

Unfold

Unfold

WeSC Footwear – The Chase

WeSC Footwear

Nike Better World

Nike Better World

David Beckham

David Beckham

Lost World’s Fairs – Atlantis

Lost World's Fairs

Web is Beautiful

Web is Beautiful

La gente ha dicho si – Alpro Soja

La gente ha dicho si

Finger Billiards

Finger Billiards

Head 2 Heart

Head 2 Heart

siebennull

siebennull

cultural solutions uk

cultural solutions uk

Denver 2012 Drupal

Denver 2012 Drupal

YEBO Creative

YEBO Creative

Kalendiar

Kalendiar

FillStudio

FillStudio

Campaign Monitor

Campaign Monitor

We Came From Mars

We Came From Mars

Jan Ploch

Jan Ploch

Ap-o

Ap-o

Tutorials & Resources

Conclusion

If you like the parallax scrolling effects of the showcased websites, the above tutorials and resources should help you learn how to create a similar effect for your site.

Have we missed any effective parallax scrolling website designs out of this list? What is your opinion of this new and upcoming trend?

Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

 

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  1. June 13, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    Great selection of links and resources. ;)
    My website has a vertical scrolling navigation with a parallax effect with the background image.
    It's not so hard to implement and the results are usually really cool! ;)
    http://www.stefanoginella.com

  2. V4 Team
    October 9, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Thanks this collection, my inspiration: magically animates your objects in a dynamic created 3D world.

    http://codecanyon.net/item/freshd-3d-parallax-jquery-plugin-with-editor/full_screen_preview/625587

  3. Denes
    November 3, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    Wow,
    good collection, great inspiration.
    Check this dynamic 3D cloudy sky parallax webpage: http://bit.ly/vWDYlK

  4. December 26, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    very inspiring collection!

    Just launched my first parallax scrolling site http://www.visconnect.de - screen adjusted and smart-phone safe - with mooTools and contao CMS

  5. January 5, 2012 at 6:00 AM

    Nice, another good web design with scrolling parallax for a digital happy new year card : http://bit.ly/AaIDit

  6. January 28, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    wonderful collection

  7. March 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Great collection

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