10 Best Parallax Scrolling Effects (2021 Update)

by heng zong,

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

In this post you will find the 10 best JavaScript and Pure CSS solutions that help you implement the Parallax Scrolling Effect on elements as you scroll down or up the webpage. I hope you like it.

Originally Published Nov 17 2017, updated Jan 15 2021

Table of contents:

jQuery Parallax Scrolling Plugins:

High-Performance Background Parallax Effect with jQuery and CSS3 - jarallax

Adding a smooth parallax scrolling effect to images, background images, Youtube/Vimeo/HTML5 videos and any HTML elements using CSS3 3D transforms (translate3d).

High-Performance Background Parallax Effect with jQuery and CSS3 - jarallax

[Demo] [Download]


Horizontal/Vertical Parallax Scrolling Effects In jQuery - paroller.js

paroller.js is a jQuery plugin that applies horizontal/vertical parallax scrolling effects to background or foreground of any DOM element.

Horizontal/Vertical Parallax Scrolling Effects In jQuery - paroller.js

[Demo] [Download]


Image Parallax Scroll Effect JavaScript Library - SimpleParallax

A simple, lightweight Vanilla JavaScript plugin which applies a subtle Parallax Scroll Effect to any images within the document using CSS3 transform's scale and translate properties.

Image Parallax Scroll Effect JavaScript Library - SimpleParallax

[Demo] [Download]


Background Parallax Effect On Scroll Or Mousemove - jQuery parallaxBackground

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).

Background Parallax Effect On Scroll Or Mousemove - jQuery parallaxBackground

[Demo] [Download]


Tiny Parallax Background Plugin In JavaScript - Parlx.js

parlx is an extremely lightweight jQuery plugin used to create parallax scrolling effects by altering the background position using CSS3 2D transforms (translateY).

Tiny Parallax Background Plugin In JavaScript - Parlx.js

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JS Parallax Scrolling Effect Libraries:

locomotive-scroll

locomotive-scroll is a modern JS library that applies a smooth, subtle, configurable parallax scroll effect to elements when scrolled into view.

Animate Elements On Scroll With Parallax Effect - locomotive-scroll

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Universal Parallax

A small JavaScript plugin to implement the smooth, mobile-friendly parallax scrolling effect on your web app.

Universal Parallax

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Lightweight Vanilla Javascript Parallax Library – rellax

rellax is a small vanilla JavaScript library which provides a smooth parallax scrolling effect on any DOM elements.

Lightweight Vanilla Javascript Parallax Library – rellax

[Demo] [Download]


Pure CSS Parallax Scrolling Effects:

Pure CSS Parallax Background Images

An extremely simple CSS solution to apply Parallax scrolling effects on your background images as you scroll down the webpage.

Pure CSS Parallax Background Images

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Fixed-position Parallax Scroll Effect With Pure CSS

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.

Fixed-position Parallax Scroll Effect With Pure CSS

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Conclusion:

Want more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome Text Rotators on the web & mobile? Check out the jQuery Parallax Scrolling and JavaScript/CSS Parallax Scrolling sections.

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