Parallax Scrolling Website: How to

Introduction

The parallax scrolling effect has been popular ever since sites such as Nike's Better World introduced it on their websites a few years ago. The parallax effect with regard to interfaces has been around since the 1980′s when it was first used in video game titles and subsequently in games themselves. More recently it started to make an appearance in web interfaces – you'll be familiar with silverbackapp which used the effect as part of the header. When combined with the scrolling functionality of a website, parallax scrolling effects can have a strong visual impact, especially when combined with some form of story which takes you on a journey.

One of the biggest trends in recent modern web design is use of parallax scrolling effects. In this tutorial I'm going to show you how you can create the effect on your own website, with a bit of imagination and a little help from Stellar.js.
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4 Must-have Clauses in a Contract

Hope by now you have learned to never start work without a written contract, but it’s hard to like contracts. They’re impossible to read, long and boring and you just can’t wait to sign that piece of paper to get it done and get to the real work. Well this post is here to help.
Contracts are pretty important in a designer’s career, and despite your apprehensions with legal documents, it’s worth getting into some specific details that can make a huge difference in practice. On a legal standpoint, these are rights that every freelance designer should try not to give away by waiver or assignment.
This won’t always be possible, but remember that every "no" you get from a client can be used as leverage to convince them to pay more for your design work. Here’s what you should look out for.

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40 Mind-Boggling Shadow Art Illusions

Shadows are such straightforward things: cast a light on an opaque object, and a shadow of it is thus born. Yet shadows can be manipulated to resemble entirely different shapes from its model, using clever and strategic manipulation of space and light. These amazing artwork will make you look twice and ask yourself: how in the world did they do that?

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40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

qr code artworks 40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

The QR Code (Quick Response Code) is as new kind of the barcode that carries information that can be scanned by a QR code reader. It also comes with a deadly boring design. But thanks to reader integration designers are now able to transform its meaningless look into visually appealing designs like the one you see here!Today, just about anyone can bring their boring QR code design up a notch. Here are just 40 thematic QR codes with creative, promising and beautiful designs! While some of them may look a world away from the usual black and white QR code, you will be surprised with the fact that they actually can be scanned for info. Most of the QR codes can actually work, but not every photography app or QR scanner application can detect them. However, you can still search and download multiple QR scanner apps from the app store to try them out. So what are we waiting for? On to the list!
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244-year old Encyclopedia Britannica out of print

It took Wikipedia only a little over a decade to force the 244-year old Encyclopedia Britannica out of print — such is the power of a crowd-sourced product. To date, there are 21 million articles in more than 280 languages sprawled across the Wikipedia universe. The fact that all of this is available for free (and ad-free) easily makes it the crowd’s favorite source for research materials.

Sustainability of the site depended largely on donations from the public. At the last fundraiser carried out, the public donated $16 million to the foundation so it can continue doing its good work.

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5 Must-Know Facebook Timeline Tips/Ticks

Timeline start button 5 Must Know Facebook Timeline Tips/Ticks Have you embraced the changes? The new Facebook Timeline lets you change the way your entire life is showcased over the Internet – in the form of colorful scrapbook, with highlights to enhance excitement and emotional feelings. There are those of you who have embraced the changes and loved it and then there are also those who haven’t really gotten into the full experience yet.

In this article, we’ll share with you some tips and tricks to help you configure your Facebook Timeline and exercise your full control over your personal information. Maybe then, some of you will be convinced that the Timeline isn’t all that bad after all.

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Facebook Timeline Cover: 40 (Really) Creative Examples

facebook timeline cover Facebook Timeline Cover: 40 (Really) Creative Examples

Just if you didn’t know, Facebook Timeline is the latest feature that was introduced in the recent Facebook Conference, F8. It’s generally a complete overhaul of the profile page with the new ability to view your status updates in a list sorted by time, hence the name.
With this new feature comes a new way of introducing yourself though graphic other than profile photo, and we call it Timeline Cover. And yes, what you can expect is thousands of facebookers try to be creative with their new timeline cover, spawning the hype all over the web.
In this showcase we’re gonna show you 40 awesome and creative timeline covers which either inspire you, amaze you or just make you burst out into laughter.
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