Parallax is a difference in the in the apparent position of an object viewed along different lines of sight. The parallax effect in web design is something that has gained popularity over the past couple of years. When used properly, it can result in a rich and engaging user experience with seamless navigation. The basic idea of parallax is having different elements scroll along different site lines. This often gives viewers an increased sense of depth in the design.

We gathered some examples of websites using the parallax effect to inspire you. Below you’ll find some nicely designed websites that masterfully utilize this hot new trend. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful showcase. Feel free to browse through the entire collection.

1. Kontakt & Impressum

Kontakt & Impressum
Kontakt & Impressum

2. XHTML Slicing

XHTML Slicing
XHTML Slicing

3. Drupalcon Denver 2012

Drupalcon Denver 2012
Drupalcon Denver 2012

4. Rastape

Rastape
Rastape

5. Art of Flight

Art of Flight
Art of Flight

6. Manufacture D’essai

manufacture d’essai
manufacture d’essai

7. Netlash bSeen

Netlash bSeen
Netlash bSeen

8. Tennessee Trails and Byways

Tennessee Trails and Byways
Tennessee Trails and Byways

9. Campaign Monitor is Hiring

Campaign Monitor is Hiring
Campaign Monitor is Hiring

10. Johan Reinhold

Johan Reinhold
Johan Reinhold

11. Emm and Enn

Emm and Enn
Emm and Enn

12. Old Pulteney Row to the Pole

Old Pulteney Row to the Pole
Old Pulteney Row to the Pole

13. Farmhouse Fare

Farmhouse Fare
Farmhouse Fare

14. Cantilever Fish & Chips

Cantilever Fish & Chips
Cantilever Fish & Chips

15. Len M

Len M
Len M

16. Sullivan NYC

Sullivan NYC
Sullivan NYC

17. Billy’s Downtown Diner

Billy’s Downtown Diner
Billy’s Downtown Diner

18. Iutopi

iutopi
iutopi

19. Dezignus

Dezignus
Dezignus

20. Smart USA

Smart USA
Smart USA

21. Egopop Creative Studio

Egopop Creative Studio
Egopop Creative Studio

22. Head 2 Heart

Head 2 Heart
Head 2 Heart

23. Jan Ploch

Jan Ploch
Jan Ploch

24. Phase 2 Design Studio

Phase 2 Design Studio
Phase 2 Design Studio

25. Ben the Body Guard

Ben the Body Guard
Ben the Body Guard