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Thoughts on parallax scrolling websites

  • # November 26, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    The title kind of speaks for itself. I haven’t heard too many opinions on these types of websites, so I’m really curious to hear what others in the community think about these type of sites.

    # November 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I sometime find them interesting to look at but overall find the user experience very poor. It bugs me when scroll does not behave as expected. I also find that it slows the scrolling or jumps around too much because it is resource intensive. I prefer normal scrolling sites, no weird gimmicks.

    # November 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    It’s best when there are subtle changes.

    # November 27, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I was pretty impressed by them at first and my portfolio site needs a new redesign so I got all excited thinking I wanted to do this type of site and even started a mock up for it. Once I got past the new excitement I think I started realizing it may not be worth it for the user experience and bugs like mentioned.

    A majority of the ones I see now just come across as very distracting and unnecessary such as is [Webdesignerdepot's](http://webdesignerdepot.com/ “http://webdesignerdepot.com/”) new redesign.

    # November 27, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I agree…the parallax is cool to start with but it’s the content that keeps you returning to a site.

    # November 27, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I also started thinking, yeah these effects can be pretty awesome, but it can also distract from the content, or in my case for my portfolio, my other works.

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