Posted 11/05/2013 at 10:43 AM
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Gone are the days when websites were boring, monotonous and static, stuffed with lots of content and information. Thanks to parallax scrolling, viewers are treated with engaging web-viewing experiences.
Parallax Scrolling is a technique of moving the object in the background at a slower pace, without compensating on the images and content on the foreground, as well as the usability of the website overall. In other words, it’s a displacement of the evident positions of an image or content along two different lines of sight. This concept features layered images moving at different pace, and creating a depth of illusion while scrolling down the page.
Parallax Scrolling has made its way into WordPress as well, while more and more individuals as well as organizations are showing interest in building their blogs and websites featuring Parallax Scrolling. There are a multitude of Parallax Scrolling WordPress themes available to choose from today. Here the top five parallax scrolling themes which, according us, are interesting, different, and add maximum value to the site by enhancing user experience.
Not everything colorful is beautiful. The black and white themes with their simple yet classy appeal can surprisingly steal the show. This is exactly the case with Pen & Paper. This gorgeous black and white stylish theme is a single scrolling page with the ability to add static pages. This fully responsive theme is built with HTML5 and CSS3, and is based on the modified Skeleton boilerplate and 960px grid. It features Google fonts, Widgets ready blog slidebar, WP3 menu support, 360 Icons with Font Awesome, Integrated Flex-slider (unlimited number of sliders), Portfolio with a slideshow (with autoplay option), a Quicksand category filtering, as well as styled Google map with animated marker.
Persona, a fully responsive WordPress theme, is stunningly unique. The liquid layout makes its template completely customizable to any level. The customizable “Tweet Section” that appears on the splash screen shows you tweets that you want to see. This theme is mainly suitable for modern creative websites such as creative portfolios, personal websites, designer’s profiles, etc.
Pheno is the ultimate experience for a creative customer. Helped by its easy-to-use animations, infographics and unique looking pages, it lets the users come up with their own unique-looking page. Its Retina Ready and responsive Design will surely give your customers an exciting as well as pleasant website viewing experience. Pheno also offers a Content Designer feature, which helps you create a page by simply dragging and dropping the elements on the page. The contact form, the parallax sections, as well as the page overlays all boast a unique look and style, appealing enough to charm the customers. Pheno, also comes with a sticky slide menu. You can choose from two different headers, a Portfolio Header and an Image Header. And what’s more, all these come with the extra bonus of giving you the opportunity of creating animations through unlimited ways.
Swag is one versatile theme which befits any kind of website for any purpose. It won’t be an exaggeration to term this one page responsive WordPress theme as a complete theme. Its portfolio (images, videos, sliders, and lightboxes), staff, service and WooCommerce layouts make Swag ideal for any portfolio website or online shop. It even has a custom QuickShop feature that makes the purchase that much easier for the users. Be it the multiple intro options, parallax sections, a fully responsive design, retina icons, pricing table, multiple portfolio types, testimonials layout, Instagram (Twitter and Facebook feeds), or the multi post format blog, Swag is definitely going to spoil you with its endless features and easy-to-use options. So use sliders, shadows, background colors, patterns, and parallax backgrounds, and create that dream website of yours.
Eleven is a One Page Template with Parallax Effects that is especially amazingly useful for creative digital agency, photography and business/corporate purposes. This theme has an awesome portfolio gallery that enables you to organize your work into categories and sort them as soon as a particular category is chosen. Eleven includes a license for the responsive LayerSlider WordPress plugin that allows one to create unique slides for your content. It also has a powerful admin panel powering you to take control of the theme in terms of colors (unlimited colors), fonts (over 500 Google fonts) and layouts. You can easily edit or re-arrange sections on the page by dragging and dropping, easily modify the section background, and individually adjust parallax animation speed for each section. Besides, the theme also comes with Demo Content, Contact Form 7 (a built-in contact form that allows your viewers to contact you), and Shortcodes, making it easier for users to custom build their own pages.