Learning JavaScript – An experiment with the Parallax effect


A couple of weeks ago, Tony Chester of OnWired needed a background illustrated for a fishing website. I had a great meeting with Tony and his team. They had a clear idea of what they wanted and how to execute it. Unfortunately, the client went in a different direction. I got the message the next week, but not before I got started. I thought it was such a great idea, i had to see it through to the finish.
When I was researching this project, the first thing I did was to Google the term “parallax”. I had noticed a tweet earlier in the week about a jQuery plugin, so I was familiar with the subject. I found a site with a simple JavaScript tutorial on inner.geek.nz. I don’t know JavaScript, but this project jump started my education. My ultimate goal is to learn jQuery, but every book on the subject says that one needs a solid understanding of JavaScript first.
I thought that my fishing portfolio was a perfect application for this parallax effect. Please check it out. If you decide to create a site using this technique, please feel free to drop a link in the comments. I would love to see it! Feel free to hit me up if you need help. If I can do it, I KNOW you can!