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35 Examples of Parallax Scrolling Effect in Web Design

The parallax effect is one of the coolest 3D illusions that can be seen today on various websites. The idea is to use multiple foreground / layered elements at different scrolling speed rates combined with the background elements to increase the sense of depth. There’s a lot of websites today that uses the parallax scrolling effect to add a more captivating user experience and visual interest on their online presence. The effect itself has been around for a while especially in game industry, but now is a big online hit.

Probably the trend was established by the Nike Better World that uses the whole screen to create the mind blowing effect. As you’ll see below in the showcase a lot of websites got inspired by this one. The effect can be obtained by using jQuery or CSS3, the last choice, although is faster, isn’t supported yet by all major web browsers. So consider all the possibilities if you’re going to use the parallax and choose the one that fits your needs. Also there a lot of single page WordPress themes that uses this effect to create a more stylish look and feel and an easy way to navigate between page sections.

Here’s the list of 35 Examples of Parallax Scrolling Effect in Web Design. Stay updated with the latest trends and designs, experiment and use them in your projects.

Parallax Scrolling Effect Website Examples

Putzengel

Great textures, types and effects while using the parallax scrolling.

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Activate Drinks

Click the bottle to release the vitamins and follow the bubbles while scrolling.

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Bagigia

Navigate through the zipper horizontally or using the circles on the right to reveal the hidden secrets of the bag.

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Nike Air Jordan 2012

Amazing parallax scrolling effect, diagonally, horizontally and vertically. Fully customizable Air Jordan basketball shoes with an interesting concept of what you can achieve by combining the shoe parts: fighter plane, formula 1 car, tank.

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Atlantis

Explore the lost continent of Atlantis while you’re in a capsule that goes down on the oceans floor.

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Lois Jeans

Browse through the history of Lois Jeans. Great use of parallax effect.

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Tokiolab

Amazing combination between big typography with parallax scrolling effect. The result is superb.

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Beautiful Explorer

This website is a design trends daily overview.

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Range Rover Evoque Special Edition

The Range Rover Evoque Special Edition brings together high fashion and design innovation thanks to the collaboration of the Land Rover Design team and Victoria Beckham.

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Asics – Stop At Never

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Q Music Titanic

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Head 2 Heart

Here’s a good example of horizontal parallax scrolling effect. The clouds at the bottom move independently of the main body content.

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Saucony Kinvara 3

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Unfold

Independent digital agency, based in Norway, using with success the parallax scrolling effect on their website.

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Intacto 10 Years

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Smokey Bones

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Tokyu Agency Recruit 2013

Chain formulas reaction for a web design agency recruitment.

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Cheese Please Game

The website for Cheese Please, funny iPhone game, use colorful elements (different types of cheese) with the parallax scrolling creating a nice effect.

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Suit Up or Die Magazine #1

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Krystalrae

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Soleil Noir

Explore an amazing combination of colors, textures, images and types in a well done presantation website.

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Jan Ploch

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Smart

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Adventure World

Experience the excitement of the Adventure World – the most excitingest place on earth.

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Unfinished Business

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Ok Studios

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superChemical

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Modoluce

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Torpedo – Le Film

Great use of horizontal scrolling, combined with parallax effect.

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Vincentka

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Enjoy Sex

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Beetle

Slimmer, faster and more toned – the digitally remastered 21st century Beetle from Volkswagen.

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I to Sie Ceni

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Anna Safroncik

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Grab and Go

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