This is just a brief research done to gain the knowledge about the Parallax Design and gather the resource to about it. So I have mentioned different site links where I found suitable points. This is not a tutorial and want to help you find the suitable resource about the Parallax Design. Hope it helps.
Parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines. (Wikipedia)
And what is Parallax Design?
According to unleashed-technologies.com : Parallax site design is which the background of the website moves at a different speed as the rest of the page for an impressive visual effect that allows for countless creative applications for online storytelling.
(The site also shows trending status, opportunity of use, downside and tips for the parallax design.)
So is Parallax Design a trending subject?
Yes, Google Trends Shows it as a growing trend in the since 2009 and its trending rapidly. Google,Flickr, Puma and other many big and small companies are using this design concept.
What about Compatibility Issues?
What are requirements for Parallax Design?
According to site: onbile.com : following are the requirements for parallax design:
CSS: Containers with relative positions
CSS: Using absolute positioning
CSS: Using z-index floating objects
PNG images with transparent backgrounds
Images, using sprites
How to create a simple parallax effect?
Webdesignerdepot.com Shows the basic example of the parallax design. That simply scrolls the position of the background image with respect to the scroll of the browser content. (Demo)
Themeforest.com uses JQuery to take a horizontally scrolling website and add a parallax scrolling background effect reminiscent of old-school 2D platform games like Sonic the Hedgehog. (Demo)
Webdesignshock.com shows a bit advance way to the parallax design. (Demo)
Is there JQuery Plug-ins for the parallax design?
Yes, there are. Some of them are listed below:
Parallax plugins comparison
The comparison of the parallax plug-ins can be found in Github.com.
• Behind The Scenes Of Nike Better World – Smashingmagazine.com
• Create a Parallax Scrolling Website Using Stellar.js – Tutsplus.com
• Parallaxin’ – Html5rocks.com
• Rise of the Parallax Effect – Joshcarllewis.com
• Parallax Scrolling and Its Usage in Web Design – Designmodo.com