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How do you make a background look like this one?

Hi all, I really like this new style of site. http://brookandlyn.com/fieldtrip/#intro

Does anyone know how you can get a background to switch like this as you scroll down?

many thanks, Max

2 Answers

In the case of this website it's done by making a div with the image displayed inside of it, then including a few lines of javascript ( viewable here: http://brookandlyn.com/fieldtrip/js/custom.js ) to make it scroll.

I like the effect but I think, if it had been my project, I would have made the text overlay the image rather than let it hang in white space below each one.

I think this effect is called parallax scrolling.

Here are a few more websites: http://www.awwwards.com/30-great-websites-with-parallax-scrolling.html

On thing I have noticed from a couple I have try it does not work on an iPad. So probably the same with iPhone and iPod.