Parallax effects in web design have been around for a bit, and although some may say they are past their prime, we still find them in use all over the internet. In today’s post, we have compiled some pretty interesting examples of parallax effects from CodePen for you to view for inspiration, ideas, and to learn from. We hope you enjoy these examples!
A very smooth, cinematic effect with layered images that move at different speeds on scroll.
A somewhat basic header, content, footer layout but the header has a subtle background effect that coincides with the standard parallax effect.
A very impressive slider with parallax transitions.
Pure CSS shy full of stars that animate realistically.
Setting all positions and parallax movements in CSS, this technique minimizes DOM manipulations to just one – on the `html` element – boosting overall performance, although certainly not better than using 3D transforms.
Unlike most other parallax examples, these effects happen on hover.
Horizontal animation triggered by mouse movements – interesting!
A more traditional scrolling parallax effect with SCSS and jQuery.
See the Pen Simple jquery parallax scroll effect (updated 12 April 2017) by Hendry Sadrak (@hendrysadrak) on CodePen.dark
A clean horizontal slider that incorporates a parallax transition effect.
Love the old school graphics used in this scrolling sky with clouds, balloons, and more.
Here’s a cool animation with parallax effects on scroll.
What Are Your Thoughts About Parallax Effects?
Whether or not you are a fan, parallax effects in web design don’t appear to be going anywhere soon. We hope these examples have given you some tips and inspiration for your own projects. Be sure to check out our other collections here on 1WD for other ideas!