Web Trends: Subtle Use of Parallax Elements for Maximum Effect

Typically when we think of parallax we think of dramatic examples where the effect is a huge part of the site’s overall design. In contrast, I’ve identified some interesting situations where this eye-catching technique is leveraged in very subtle ways–and not overused. With this said, I think it’s very hard to make this technique subtle, as it does a great job of grabbing your attention.

Scroll through this page featured today and you will notice a few, simple places where things move at different speeds. The results are subtle and nuanced and simply give the page an interesting dynamic. I suspect that this subtle parallax approach should be our first instinct with this technique–as the results prove very effective and hard-hitting.



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