Parallax with CSS only

Webfow designer page

This 8 layers vertical parallax is made in Webflow with some line of custom CSS code. No Javascript. 

All the images are SVG. The method is long and has some downsides, requires a few fine tuning. And you can’t really control the length of the final page. I don’t recommend this method for a full production site. It’s more an experiment. You can duplicate this site and analyse the settings. Below is the custom CSS code added to the site’s dashboard. 

/* CSS Vertical Parallax */
* { -moz-box-sizing: border-box; box-sizing: border-box; }
.parallax-e3 {-webkit-perspective: 100px; perspective: 100px; height: 100vh; overflow-x: hidden; overflow-y: auto; position: absolute; top: 0; left: 50%; right: 0; bottom: 0; margin-left: -50%; }

.layer-p1-e3 { -webkit-transform: translateY(-1000px) translateZ(-600px) scale(7); transform: translateY(-1000px) translateZ(-600px) scale(7); }
.layer-p2-e3 { -webkit-transform: translateY(-1200px) translateZ(-500px) scale(6); transform: translateY(-1200px) translateZ(-500px) scale(6); }
.layer-p3-e3 { -webkit-transform: translateY(-50px) translateZ(-200px) scale(3); transform: translateY(-50px) translateZ(-200px) scale(3); }
.layer-p4-e3 { -webkit-transform: translateY(210px) translateZ(-150px) scale(2.5); transform: translateY(210px) translateZ(-150px) scale(2.5); }
.layer-p5-e3 { -webkit-transform: translateY(240px) translateZ(-100px) scale(2); transform: translateY(240px) translateZ(-100px) scale(2); }
.layer-p6-e3 { -webkit-transform: translateY(54px) translateZ(-50px) scale(1.5); transform: translateY(54px) translateZ(-50px) scale(1.5); }
.layer-p7-e3 { -webkit-transform: translateY(38px) translateZ(-25px) scale(1.25); transform: translateY(38px) translateZ(-25px) scale(1.25); }

The structure in Webflow is as follow:

parallax layer 1
SVG image
parallax layer n
SVG image
parallax layer front
SVG image

This code and structure comes from an experiment on CodePen by Jim Thornton


Parallax with CSS only

Made with Webflow (sorry not tweaked for mobile yet)

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