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Smartik
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I see more and more people advertise that their theme/template has support for parallax backgrounds. Well, the true is that they don’t. I’ve seen only a few items that really have included the parallax effects while others are just lying.

For Your Info: A parallax background is not a background image with CSS position fixed! Stop saying “parallax” if you don’t know what is this. Use google to get info about it, and to find the necesary resources to make a real parallax effect.

Parallax are multiple layers on each other that move at different speed on user interaction. That’s just a short definition.

And because some may not have the necesary knowledges on how to use google I may help you.
Here is more info:

Resources:

Have a good day. :)

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fuelthemes
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Agreed :D

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LifeForset
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good :D

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EugeneO
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If the background and page content are not scrolling at the same speed (even if that means the background is not scrolling at all) then it is a parallax effect. I agree it’s a quick and easy parallax, but it is parallax none the less.

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owwwlab
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If the background and page content are not scrolling at the same speed (even if that means the background is not scrolling at all) then it is a parallax effect. I agree it’s a quick and easy parallax, but it is parallax none the less.
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PixelBin
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Or just stop advertising parallax as a feature because it’s not. It’s a nuisance and the performance hit affects UX, all for an effect that has no material foundation in web design.

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virtuti
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In depth article about misconception of a word “parallax” in web design: https://medium.com/@branded07/the-troublesome-misconception-of-parallax-in-web-design-2a55ad1459f7

Also misspelled “parallex” instead of “parallax” is annoying, isn’t it?

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EugeneO
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I think there is a distinction between the literal definition of “parallax” and the web design trend labelled parallax which is actually a broad term used to describe any type of layered scrolling effect.

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goofydadog
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Or just stop advertising parallax as a feature because it’s not. It’s a nuisance and the performance hit affects UX, all for an effect that has no material foundation in web design.

:S But it Looks Nice?

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aleluja
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Or just stop advertising parallax as a feature because it’s not. It’s a nuisance and the performance hit affects UX, all for an effect that has no material foundation in web design.

Yes please. It very very very rarely does any good and most of the times it just pointlessly draws users attention, the user becomes overwhelmed very quickly. So, just don’t do it unless you really know what you are doing.

I’d rather use a website with no css applied at all than with a fancy trendy parallax.

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