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Now a days, many people are talking about depth in visualization, we have 3D home theatres and cinema, we even have High Defintion (HD) mode on our television. We wanted things to look as good as they do in real life, therefore to increase the realistic sense in viewing we wanted more depth instead of just images portrayed on the flat screen television. Perhaps, web designers who are slightly ahead of time might heard of Parallax scrolling. While this term is not widely known at the moment, there have been increasing demands of it in web design to add more depth to web designs.

Parallax Scrolling is said to be a special scrolling technique in computer graphics; Webster defined the term as “a difference in apparent direction of an object as seen from two different points not on a straight line with the object”. Confused? Then for a simpler explanation, you might understand it better, when we explained that these scrolling effects was adopted as a visual technique in video games during the 80′s. The technique was adopted to give more “depth” to the game graphics. It features layered images that move around in different speed, hence giving more dimensions and achieving a 3D effect.

However, with the current technology and demand the parallax scrolling effect was adopted into web design giving the viewers a better viewing experience and pleasure while navigating through different pages or segments on a particular website. The parallax scrolling is also an alternative for designers who wish to take a break from using Flash technique or program in their design.

Here, we have gathered some mind blowing examples of websites that adopts the parallax scrolling effects. While, some of the website adopt this technique in a subtle way for a different kind of navigation, other websites seem to adopt this particular technique to compliment their web design and create a little more interactivity for viewers besides scrolling through the page in a mundane manner. After all, no viewer will turn down to opportunity to experience more vivid and exciting browsing experience in the virtual world, in fact the parallax scrolling effect could also help create a virtual tour effect. This could just be the very thing one needs to grab and attract more attention to your site.

We strongly recommend that you check out our collection for this particular topic and be prepare to be wowed by some of the creativity the web designers have put through in their work.

Eric Johansson

Interesting graphic teamed up with interesting scrolling effect.
Eric Johansson

Kontakt & Impressum

The pin up snipets creates a very interesting graphic.
Kontakt & Impressum

Atlantis World’s Fair

A website that features an underwater elevator.
Atlantis World's Fair

Nike Better World

The pioneer that started the trend of parallax scrolling effect in web design.
Nike Better World

IWC Shaffhausen

A website that uses the scrolling effect with subtlety.
IWC Shaffhausen

Improving Speed

The use of parallax scrolling effect compliments the design of this particular web and makes it fun!
Improving Speed

Cultural Solutions UK

An interesting touch for better viewing pleasure for the viewers.
Cultural Solutions UK

Moods Of Norway

How about a virtual tour of Norway being actually being there?!
Moods Of Norway

Ben The Bodyguard

A fun and interesting website that features a character and train running across its layout.
Ben The Bodyguard

Laurentius

How can one not enjoy a website when you get butterflies flying out the scene randomly.
Laurentius

New Zealand

A site that features beautiful and high resolution imagery.
New Zealand

Smokey Bones

A site that also features a game of pool at the bottom of the page.
Smokey Bones

Jan Ploch

A simple web design that features a bottle of soda, scrolling the page allows one to empty the bottle.
Jan Ploch

Web Is Beautiful

The little balls hanging around the page reminds one of Christmas baubles.
Web Is Beautiful

Manufacture d’essai

A transition of feathers, butterflies, flower petals and water droplets as one scrolls through the page.
Manufacture d'essai

UFO.It

Enjoy a journey through space and underwater in this web design.
UFO.It

Octavo Designs

An online portfolio that adopts the parallax scrolling effect to wow its viewers.
Octavo Designs

Bengston & Bengston

How about installing a plumbing system into your web design as well?
Bengston & Bengston

Tiny Big Studio

A simple yet sophisticate web that adopts this effect with subtlety.
Tiny Big Studio

Balencic

A rather interesting web that features a colourful human brain.
Balencic

360 Long Road Zurich

A site that gives one a virtual tour through the streets of Switzerland.
360 Long Road Zurich

Ito Sio Ceni

A site for a polish singing group.
Ito Sio Ceni

Go Up

A site for an Italian advertising company.
Go Up

Reverend Danger

A fun and exciting website with cute characters!
Reverend Danger

Toucouleur

An amazing site with heavy graphics, though it might take a little time for the site to load.
Toucouleur