Responsive Parallax Webs
It sounds like something the Millennium Falcon might accidentally wander into, but Responsive Parallax Websites are the interactive models for next generation computers. The term merely describes a website that uses responsive design and features vertical parallax scrolling.
OK. Yoda will explain:
Responsive Web Design is a website using HTML5 and CSS3 that provides easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling. It can be used for desktop computers, i-pads, and other small hand held devices. The site automatically resizes to account for varying screen resolutions without losing any of the visual effects. In essence, it will adjust to your I-pad so the same information is as accessible as it would be on your computer. It’s the same website, but is adjusted to the width of your I-pad or mobile device.
Parallax Web Designs are one page websites using a parallax scrolling technique to display an entire multi-page website as one page; merely by scrolling the mouse. Essentially, it’s a complete website on a single page. Parallax scrolling is used in games to place 2-D objects on different layers and moving them in the same direction at different speeds, creating a 3-D effect.
The benefit of Parallax Website design is a more involved user. They experience not only what it looks like, but also what it can do. It provides interaction – visitors can engage and interact with an object in a website, rather than just viewing a static photo of it. Interaction engages the user in the same way that a computer game engages the player. That interaction makes a viewer become a user, and using something – even virtually – is more likely to make the user follow through by purchasing the product or connecting with the service.
Computers are interactive; now your website will be too.