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The Good and Bad of Parallax [Quick Tip]

By Jason Harrop | 02.09.2015

Whether you know if or not, you have likely encountered parallax scrolling. ESPN has used it in some of their longer articles; The New York Times, The Verve, and Pitchfork have also utilized it.

If you're not familiar with the term, parallax is a design element that uses multiple layers that create an illusion of depth and movement, kind of like turning a page. But, like most things, parallax has both good and a bad sides.


The Good

What's good about parallex is that it can create a really cool design effect. Normally, we would paste images of examples that we refer to. But these are all about the scrolling and experience, I'm going to list a few examples that utilize parallex so that you can see them for yourself:

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