You may or may not have heard of parallax scrolling when it comes to web design.  Wikipedia defines it as “…a special scrolling technique in computer graphics, wherein background images move by the camera slower than foreground images, creating an illusion of depth in a 2D video game and adding to the immersion.” Yeah that pretty much sums it up!

Needless to say, it’s a new trend that has developed increasing popularity over the past few years.  While the trend is now making its way into mainstream web design, every once and awhile you see something that really jumps out. Well that “once and awhile” is today my friends, because we have found the mother of all parallax website designs. The award goes to Killing Kennedy by National Geographic Channel.  Holy MOTHER this…this thing is AMAZING (albeit long so grab some popcorn).  While the subject matter is chilling and informative to say the very least, the design itself is spectacular and engaging.  Sit back, scroll frame by frame, and watch the magic that is parallax design at its very best.

 

Parallax Website Design

Parallax Website on Steroids | Killing Kennedy – National Geographic Channel

 

All the credit goes here:

 

PHOTO CREDITS

  • State Library of Queensland
  • SS Marion Lykes. May 16, 1951. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 27, 2013.
  • Dallas Municipal Archives
  • Justin Cozart/Creative Commons ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license
  • Photograph by Cecil Stoughton, White House, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.
  • Haragayato
  • Library of Congress
  • National Archives
  • The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
  • United States Air Force

VIDEO CREDITS

  • Dallas Municipal Archive
  • Funeral Services for President John F. Kennedy, November 1963: 23-25 (Film by Thomas M. Atkins and Robert Knudsen, National Park Service, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.)
  • MCA/Universal pictures
  • MCA/Universal Pictures Collection, 1929-1967
  • Inaugural Address, 20 January 1961 (Records of the White House Signal Agency in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)
  • The Last Two Days, November 1963: 21-22 (Film by Thomas M. Atkins and Robert Knudsen, National Park Service, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)

SITE VIDEO CREDITS

  • efootage.com
  • The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
  • The John F. Kennedy Foundation, Boston
  • NBC Universal Archives
  • MCA/Universal Pictures Collection, 1929-1967
  • The Last Two Days, November 1963: 21-22 (Film by Thomas M. Atkins and Robert Knudsen, National Park Service, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)