Custom Parallax with CSS & JavaScript

In this tutorial I am going to share simple jquery plugin to create Custom Parallax with CSS & JavaScript. It is An elegant approach to creating a modern smooth parallax scroll effect on background images using jQuery and CSS background properties.
Parallax-CSS-JavaScript

Libraries

Include the jQuery Library on page.

<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.2.1.min.js" integrity="sha256-hwg4gsxgFZhOsEEamdOYGBf13FyQuiTwlAQgxVSNgt4=" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>



CSS

* {
  padding: 0;
  margin: 0;
}
 
body, html {
  height: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  font: 400 15px/1.8 "Lato", sans-serif;
  color: #777;
}
 
.parallax {
  position: relative;
  background-attachment: fixed;
  background-position: center 0;
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  background-size: cover;
 
  /**
   * Default height
   */
  height: 100%;
}
 
.caption {
  display: -webkit-box;
  display: -ms-flexbox;
  display: -webkit-flex;
  display: flex;
 
  -webkit-box-pack: center;
  -ms-flex-pack: center;
  -webkit-justify-content: center;
  justify-content: center;
 
  -webkit-box-align: center;
  -ms-flex-align: center;
  -webkit-align-items: center;
  align-items: center;
 
  height: 100%;
}
 
.caption .border {
  background-color: #111;
  color: #fff;
  padding: 18px;
  font-size: 25px;
  letter-spacing: 10px;
}
 
h3 {
  letter-spacing: 5px;
  text-transform: uppercase;
  font: 20px "Lato", sans-serif;
  color: #111111;
  text-align:center;
}
 
.text {
  color: #777777;
  background-color: #ffffff;
  text-align: center;
  padding: 50px 80px;
  text-align: justify;
}
 
/* Turn off parallax scrolling for tablets and phones */
@media only screen and (max-device-width: 1024px) {
  .parallax {
    background-attachment: scroll;



HTML

Add sample html to display basic Parallax effect

<div class="parallax" id="parallax-1" data-image-src="images/1.jpg">
    <div class="caption">
      <span class="border">SCROLL DOWN</span>
    </div>
  </div>
 
  <div class="text">
    <h3>Parallax Demo</h3>
    <p>Parallax scrolling is a web site trend where the background content is moved at a different speed than the foreground content while scrolling.</p>
  </div>
 
  <div class="parallax" id="parallax-2" data-image-src="images/2.jpg" data-height="400px">
    <div class="caption">
      <span class="border">LESS HEIGHT</span>
    </div>
  </div>
 
  <div class="text">
    <p>Scroll up and down to really get the feeling of how Parallax Scrolling works.</p>
  </div>
 
  <div class="parallax" id="parallax-3" data-image-src="images/3.jpg">
    <div class="caption">
      <span class="border">SCROLL UP</span>
    </div>
  </div>
 
  <div class="parallax" id="parallax-4" data-image-src="images/4.jpg">
    <div class="caption">
      <span class="border">COOL!</span>
    </div>
  </div>
 
  <div class="parallax" id="parallax-5" data-image-src="images/5.jpg">
    <div class="caption">
      <span class="border">COOL!</span>
    </div>
  </div>
 
  <div class="parallax" id="parallax-6" data-image-src="images/6.jpg">
    <div class="caption">
      <span class="border">END!</span>
    </div>
  </div>

JS

$(document).ready(function(){
  // Populate images from data attributes.
  $('.parallax').each(function(index) {
      var imageSrc = $(this).data('image-src')
      var imageHeight = $(this).data('height')
      $(this).css('background-image','url(' + imageSrc + ')')
      $(this).css('height', imageHeight)
  })
})

See live demo and download source code.

DEMO | DOWNLOAD

This awesome plugin is developed by lautiamkok. Visit their official github repository for more information and follow for future updates.


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