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Easiest way to create Parallax effect in Joomla

24 September 2018
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Easiest way to create Parallax effect in Joomla

At JoomShaper, we are always working on making you more skilled, trendy, and professional while leading a simple life at the same time. Today’s article serves a similar purpose. We will learn the easiest way to use parallax effect on a Joomla website. Stick with me for a while to sharpen your developing knowledge.

What is Parallax?

Before we begin, we need to have a proper understanding of what a parallax effect is. In web design, the parallax effect is a way to bring 2-dimensional experience to a website. This technique is accomplished by making a background image move slower than the foreground image. This creates a 2D illusion making you believe the objects are placed at a distant position.

There are many ways to apply parallax effect on your website. Today we will use the simplest method to use parallax effect on a Joomla website. The tool we’d be using is SP Page Builder. The reason behind using this tool is, you can create prafallax effect on your Joomla site less than 30 seconds. Plus, you don't need to write a single line of code. I encourage you to download SP Page Builder from here. Then proceed with the following steps.

Add Parallax to your Joomla website

I will assume that you were able to download and install SP Page Builder properly, if not then you can take help from the documentation. After configuring SP Page Builder successfully, play with it for a while and you’ll discover that you can do almost everything you want in a website.

Without further ado, let's jump to the real stuff:

Step 1

Choose a section you want to apply parallax effect, then click on the Row Option from Row Control Bar.

Easiest way to use Parallax in Joomla

Step 2

Doing so will take you to the row setting options. Now, navigate to Style > Enable Background Options > Image. Then upload a background image.

Easiest way to use Parallax in Joomla

Step 3

You see a button under Parallax Background? Switch it to Yes. And that's it, you have enabled parallax effect to your website. 

Easiest way to use Parallax in Joomla

Bonus step

If you want to make customization to the parallax effect, the following section will let you do so. And don't forget to save your work. 

Easiest way to use Parallax in Joomla

Video guideline and the end result

You will realize how easy it is once you see the steps all together in a video. Here you go.

 

So as you can see, the parallax effect is a great way to give a lively touch to your website. It's usually used for better content display. You can leverage this technique to take your website UX to the next level. If you have already used parallax effect to your website, share it with us in the comment section and if you just tried it for the first time, then you must share ? Thank you for being with JoomShaper. Until the next time, take care ?

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Hjalte
4 years ago
This is still not working on tablets/phones ? Why is that ?
Pavel
Pavel
4 years ago
It's because of mobile browsers. Only Firefox allows this.
Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
4 years ago
We cannot jump over mobile browser limitations.
For example read about "[i]background attachment fixed not working in mobile safari[/i]"
in all other browsers this CSS Property works. World doesn't end on iPhone.
MW
Massimiliano De Wolf
4 years ago
Too close to background-position:fixed in my opinion
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Andrea
4 years ago
thanks!!!!!!!!
these are the videos we need like bread !
Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
4 years ago
Or rice or pizza ;)
thanks a lot.
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MitchNorth
4 years ago
The email you sent you this morning to promote this blog post did not have links.

This has happened a couple of times recently.

Thought you should know.
Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
4 years ago
Thanks, we will check it. But I was pretty sure that I was able to click on button.
Saifur Rahman
Saifur Rahman
4 years ago
Thank you so much for informing us about this glitch. I guess there's something wrong with the email client that you are using. Could you please tell us the name of your email client so that we can investigate it further?

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Heviland
4 years ago
Good job! Guys! ;)
Arafat Bin Sultan
Arafat Bin Sultan
4 years ago
Thank you Heviland for being with us :)
pepperstreet
pepperstreet
2 years ago
Regarding mobile issues like none or choppy movement, I have seen smooth parallax animations in yootheme pro/uikit, WordPress DIVI theme/builder, and in Stellar.js project. So, there must be a cross platform and mobile browser hack. Please, investigate those products and projects. Maybe there is some technical inspiration for your developers!? Thanks in advance!

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