Parallax Experiment

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 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!

3 replies
  1. Brett Taylor
    Brett Taylor says:

    Wow, that’s really neat Steve! I especially like the alpha effect as you scroll further down the page. Honoured that you used my little experiment to bootstrap your JavaScript experience 🙂 Love it, and will link to it on the experiment page itself 🙂

  2. David DiGirolamo
    David DiGirolamo says:

    This is great Steve, thanks for sharing! I’ve passed it along to several people I know. It was good to see you listed on the website, I recognized your handiwork instantly. Best wishes for a successful 2012!

    • Steve Ollice
      Steve Ollice says:

      Thanks David! Please pass it along to whoever is interested. Big thanks to Brett Taylor for the tutorial. That’s a good looking bunch on that site! Notice that I didn’t put my mug on there. Just shows how much talent is around this area. I hope to run into you at a meetup or something this year. I have a feeling that 2012 is going to be great. I hope you have a great one too!


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