Have You seen Latest theme from Brian Gardner’s Blog? Sure you must have. Everyone must be wondering about the effect he added to the homepage where many images scroll after one another like a sideshow with displaying the contents for category or Sections of the Blog. I checked the Stylesheet and there was no such theme as the name he mentioned in the Stylesheet. Then How did he Do it? Of course it is a custom theme. But that does not mean that He is not using Genesis or we can use this effect for our blog/website. Of course we can. So today I am going to tell you how you can add the Such effects to your WordPress Blog.
First of all let us know what it is called as. This feature is called as Parallax Scrolling. Basically what happens is imaged in the background move slower than the foreground images which creates an illusion. WordPress Parallax scrolling has not been that easy as there are no confirmed definitively Hooks available on the Internet yet.(We are Continuously trying to Find it Out and when we will find it we will post it on our Blog as soon as we Get so DO NOT FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER) Well Brian has implemented it successfully on his blog with genesis framework but remember his level of coding as he have developed many Themes for Studiopress so it is obvious that he will keep best for himself. But we Assume that Many theme vendors will release the WordPress Parallax Scrolling themes soon and may be Studiopress is on its way to do it Soon.
How to Implement WordPress Parallax Scrolling?
As there are not any released Hooks for Implementing WordPress Parallax scrolling we need to Use some premium themes. So we will enlist some WordPress Themes which can be used for Parallax Scrolling in WordPress.
Themeforest has a Large number of WordPress Parallax scrolling enabled themes. Perhaps it has the most number of themes with WordPress Parallax Scrolling feature. You can use these themes as per your template requirement. The Themes range from $13 to $45 which can be chosen as per the requirements.
This theme is really better than all other ThemeForest Parallax Themes. It’s Simplicity in its design can be a Plus Point. This is a WideScreen theme and Can be purchased from the Link Given.
This is UnderWater WordPress Parallax Scrolling enabled WordPress theme. As you can clearly understand that the theme comes with a Background of Underwater life. The theme consists of 4 layers and can be customized to another background.
This is another awesome WordPress Parallax Scrolling Enabled theme named Five3. This theme is especially designed for the Photography sites. The price for the theme is $39 and can be purchased from the Link Given. This theme can be considered as one of the most simple themes to set up Parallax scrolling.
These are one of the Most Famous WordPress Parallax Scrolling enabled themes which you can implement for your WordPress based Blog or Website. Parallax scrolling may be attractive but it has some disadvantages which might Create some issues you do not want to face.
Disadvantages of Parallax Scrolling
1) Reduces Page Load Speed.
2) Requires More Bandwidth.
3) Webmasters Claim that Parallax scrolling features are not SEO friendly (Don’t Know Why Exactly!).
4) Setting up WordPress Parallax effects are too much Time consuming.
Some of the Good Exapmles for Parallax Scrolling Websites
1) Mini Cooper