Due to the popularity of our Top 10 Parallax Sites blog post, we’re going back into the world of sliding and floating elements with a tutorial on how to create one. Making a parallax overlapping layout isn’t as hard as it seems. Trust us, if our communications editor with no tech background can do it, you can. Just follow our simple guide, using our faithful Themify Builder, and you’ll have professional looking parallax layout on your site in no time!
Parallax scrolling has been around for some time and capitalizes on a 3D-like experience in a 2D environment. This special visual technique simply scrolls the background image at a slower rate than the foreground image or text, creating a sensation of depth or an almost 3D feeling. The bottom line is that you can create some pretty dynamic and interesting visual experiences for a visitor scrolling through your site.
Some website design trends come and go, but as we grow deeper into this scrolling culture, you may want to take advantage of the need for scrolling. Especially as mobile website usage increases, one thing is clear - we like scrolling on our phones. Even the split moment Instagram accidentally released a tapping to advance feed, the immediate uproar was enough for them to ditch the idea, at least for now.
Parallax scrolling gives your website a modern flow, as the background image moves at a different speed than the foreground image while scrolling down the page. And now, we’re introducing parallax for Section Scrolling! It’s a more dynamic and crisp effect that makes it feel as though you are looking at slides.
Introducing 8 new header designs in our popular Parallax theme! Similar to the Ultra & Shoppe theme, the latest Parallax update offers new header layouts which can be applied site wide or on a per-page basis. With this new feature, you can now create different page layouts with different header types. This is perfect when you're looking to create a landing page, a unique portfolio/blog page, or to even freshen up your existing site. Parallax is a leading web design trend that adds another dimension for the reader, giving any website an appealing modern edge.
We hope you enjoyed the new parallax scrolling feature recently released with our framework update. To make good use of this cool new feature, we're very excited to introduce Float - a theme that's dedicated to showcase the parallax effect. Parallax scrolling and overlapping design is a popular web trend that's used by many modern sites (i.e. Apple's website). (more…)