25+ CSS Parallax Effects

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The greatest collection of 25+ CSS Parallax effects is available in this post, and they have all been carefully chosen to help you add visually stunning, engrossing motion to your website.

By using a little JavaScript and CSS to generate depth and motion, CSS Parallax Effects improve user engagement. By fusing subtle JavaScript with a range of CSS techniques, CSS Parallax Effects create visually appealing and immersive experiences that increase user engagement and retention on websites.

The marriage of elegant design and seamless interaction is essential in the sphere of modern web development. To that end, we offer a carefully curated collection of CSS Parallax Effects that add beauty, depth, and interest to realistic digital experiences.

The best CSS Parallax effects code samples, created by talented developers and accessible with their source code and demos on the corresponding platforms, have been collated from well-known websites such as CodePen and GitHub.

Explore the realm of CSS Parallax Effects to improve the visual appeal and usability of your website for free.

01. Pure CSS Parallax Header

Crafted by keisuke Takahashi (@ksksoft) in April 2015, this effect resonates with elegance through its HTML and CSS craftsmanship, setting a benchmark for simplistic yet visually stunning headers.

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Pure css Parallax header
by keisuke Takahashi (@ksksoft)
on CodePen.


Author: keisuke Takahashi @ksksoft
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: April 15, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS

02. Parallax Scene with CSS Variables

Tobias Reich (@electerious) conceptualized this effect in November 2016, leveraging HTML, CSS, and JS to concoct a scene rich in dynamic variations, demonstrating the power of CSS variables.

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Parallax scene with CSS variables
by Tobias Reich (@electerious)
on CodePen.


Author: Tobias Reich @electerious
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: November 18, 2016
Made with: HTML, CSS, JS

03. Parallax Depth Cards

A creation by Andy Merskin (@andymerskin) in November 2016, this effect, employing HTML, CSS, SCSS, and JS, showcases a layered visual depth, augmenting cards with a captivating parallax motion.

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Parallax Depth Cards
by Andy Merskin (@andymerskin)
on CodePen.

Author: Andy Merskin @andymerskin
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: November 21, 2016
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS,  JS

04. Parallax Image Gallery

From Booligoosh (@Booligoosh) in June 2018, this HTML and CSS rendition delivers an enthralling image gallery, elevating the browsing experience with captivating parallax dynamics.

Parallax image gallery

Author: Booligoosh @Booligoosh
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: June 25, 2018
Made with: HTML, CSS

05. CSS-Only Parallax Effect

Yago Estévez (@yagoestevez) curated this effect in October 2018, harnessing the power of HTML and CSS to deliver a captivating parallax experience devoid of scripting, focusing solely on style sheet prowess.

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CSS-Only Parallax Effect
by Yago Estévez (@yagoestevez)
on CodePen.

Author: Yago Estévez @yagoestevez
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: October 07, 2018
Made with: HTML, CSS

06. Parallax Animation Hero

Landrik (@landrik) manifested this creation in July 2016, demonstrating the fusion of HTML, CSS, and SCSS to craft an animated hero section epitomizing creativity and visual allure.

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Parallax animation hero
by Landrik (@landrik)
on CodePen.

Author: Landrik @landrik
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 14, 2016
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

07. Parallax Scroll Animation

Authored by isladjan (@isladjan) in June 2020, this effect, powered by HTML, CSS, and JS, unveils an immersive parallax scroll animation, transforming user engagement through captivating visuals.

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Parallax scroll animation
by isladjan (@isladjan)
on CodePen.

Author: isladjan @isladjan
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: June 28, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS , JS

08. Pure CSS Parallax Scrolling

A masterpiece by Keith Clark (@keithclark) in January 2014, this effect, crafted purely with HTML and CSS, embodies the art of parallax scrolling, showcasing technical finesse without reliance on external scripts.

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Pure CSS Parallax Scrolling
by Keith Clark (@keithclark)
on CodePen.

Author: Keith Clark @keithclark
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 21, 2014
Made with: HTML, CSS

09. Full Page Parallax Scroll Effect

Emily Hayman (@eehayman) presented this effect in August 2015, utilizing HTML, CSS, SCSS, and JS to fabricate a full-page scroll effect, redefining user interaction through seamless parallax transitions.

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Full Page Parallax Scroll Effect
by Emily Hayman (@eehayman)
on CodePen.

Author: Emily Hayman @eehayman
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: August 17, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS, JS

10. Image Cutout, Parallax Effect

Authored by Alex O’Neal (@alexoneal) in October 2018, this effect, realized with HTML and CSS, offers a creative image cutout with a captivating parallax motion, embellishing visual storytelling.

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Image cutout, parallax effect: CSS + SVG
by Alex O’Neal (@alexoneal)
on CodePen.


Author: Alex O’Neal @alexoneal
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: October 28, 2018
Made with: HTML, CSS

11. Page Top Parallax

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Page top parallax
by Jakob Eriksen (@jakob-e)
on CodePen.


Author: JAKOB ERIKSEN @jakob-e
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: May 27, 2018
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS, JS (Typescript)

12.  Disney Wall Parallax Gallery

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Disney Wall Parallax [Only CSS] #CodePenChallenge – Gallery
by Fernando Cohen (@designfenix)
on CodePen.

Author: Fernando Cohen @designfenix
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: August 24, 2022
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS, JS

13. Castles, Responsive Parallax Landscape

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Castles, responsive parallax landscape
by Karim Maaloul (@Yakudoo)
on CodePen.

Author: Karim Maaloul @Yakudoo
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: May 20, 2016
Made with: HTML, CSS, JS

14. CSS Parallax Hero

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CSS Parallax Hero
by Ryan Mulligan (@hexagoncircle)
on CodePen.

Author: Ryan Mulligan @hexagoncircle
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: April 10, 2020
Made with: HTML(Pug), CSS, SCSS

15. Simple Image Tag Parallax

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Simple Image Tag Parallax
by Renan Breno (@RenanB)
on CodePen.

Author: Renan Breno @RenanB
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: May 12, 2016
Made with: HTML, CSS, JS

16. Pure CSS Parallax Scrolling

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Pure CSS Parallax Scrolling
by Keith Clark (@keithclark)
on CodePen.

Author: Keith Clark @keithclark
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 21, 2014
Made with: HTML, CSS

17. Parallax Scrolling Effect CSS

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Parallax Scrolling Effect CSS
by thecodingpie (@thecodingpie)
on CodePen.

Author: thecodingpie @thecodingpie
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: June 25, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS

18. Firewatch Parallax In CSS

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Firewatch Parallax in CSS
by Sam Beckham (@samdbeckham)
on CodePen.

Author: Sam Beckham @samdbeckham
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: December 16, 2014
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

19. CSS-Only Horizontal Parallax Gallery

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CSS-Only Horizontal Parallax Gallery
by Paulina Hetman (@pehaa)
on CodePen.

Author: Paulina Hetman @pehaa
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 24, 2020
Made with: HTML, CSS

20. Pure CSS: Parallax

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Pure CSS: Parallax (Demix website)
by Andrej Sharapov (@andrejsharapov)
on CodePen.

Author: Andrej Sharapov @andrejsharapov
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: March 15, 2019
Made with: HTML (Pug), CSS, SCSS

21. Parallax Photo Columns with CSS Scroll Linked Animations

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Parallax Photo Columns w/ CSS Scroll Linked Animations [scroll()]
by Jhey (@jh3y)
on CodePen.

Author: JHEY @jh3y
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: October 14, 2022
Made with: HTML, CSS

22. Parallax Star background in CSS

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Parallax Star background in CSS
by sarazond (@sarazond)
on CodePen.

Author: sarazond @sarazond
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: April 05, 2014
Made with: HTML, HAML, CSS, SASS

23. CSS3 Horizontal Parallax

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8-Bit CSS3 Horizontal Parallax
by Dan Stuart (@danbhala)
on CodePen.

Author: Dan Stuart @danbhala
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: July 15, 2015
Made with: HTML, CSS

24. Sass Parallax Example

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Sass parallax example
by Scott Kellum (@scottkellum)
on CodePen.


Author: Scott Kellum @scottkellum
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: January 26, 2014
Made with: HTML, CSS, SCSS

25. Magdiellop 216 Recreated with CSS

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Magdiellop 216 recreated with CSS
by Guilmain Dorian (@Craaftx)
on CodePen.

Author: Guilmain Dorian @Craaftx
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: November 30, 2018
Made with: HTML(Pug), CSS(Less), JS

26. 3D CSS Parallax Depth Effect

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3D CSS Parallax Depth Effect
by Adrian Payne (@dazulu)
on CodePen.

Author: Adrian Payne @dazulu
Links: Source Code / Demo
Created on: November 02, 2018
Made with: HTML, CSS(SCSS), JS(Babel)

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