Web Trends: Parallax + Animation Bring Single-Page Portfolio to Life

Remember that oh so popular trend from 2012: parallax scrolling and animation? Well, like all good trends it can be a handy tool in the designer’s toolbox. In this case, designer and animator Ali Pordeli uses the approach to bring his single page portfolio site to life. I know it is rather obvious, but I can’t help but love the fact that he is an animator and that he brings his site to life with subtle and interesting animations. I know, call me “Captain Obvious.” Sure, he could have videos showcasing his animation skills, but this approach shows it in a way that you really can’t avoid.



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