What Is Parallax Scrolling Effect?
Parallax scrolling is a stunning scroll effect that makes an element scroll at a different speed than the page scroll.
Parallax Scrolling Effect is typically used in the modern web design where the background image scroll slower than the foreground when the user scrolls down the webpage.
The Best Parallax Scrolling Plugin
Originally Published Nov 17 2017, updated Jan 15 2021
Table of contents:
- jQuery Parallax Scrolling Plugins
- Vanilla JS Parallax Scrolling Libraries
- Pure CSS Parallax Scrolling Effects
jQuery Parallax Scrolling Plugins:
paroller.js is a jQuery plugin that applies horizontal/vertical parallax scrolling effects to background or foreground of any DOM element.
Yet another jQuery background parallax plugin which applies subtle animations (rotate, shift and zoom) to background images as you scroll the webpage (or triggered by mouse move).
parlx is an extremely lightweight jQuery plugin used to create parallax scrolling effects by altering the background position using CSS3 2D transforms (translateY).
Vanilla JS Parallax Scrolling Effect Libraries:
locomotive-scroll is a modern JS library that applies a smooth, subtle, configurable parallax scroll effect to elements when scrolled into view.
Pure CSS Parallax Scrolling Effects:
An extremely simple CSS solution to apply Parallax scrolling effects on your background images as you scroll down the webpage.
A pure CSS solution of implementing a fixed-position parallax effect on background images when scrolling down the webpage. Works both on mobile and desktop.