Depending on who you talk to, parallax scroll may have run it’s course or may be the best thing since sliced bread. Personally, I think when used in interesting ways that enhance the user experience, it can be an effective and visually appealing tool. I also think it’s way overused and more often than not hinders the user experience.

Anyway, I stumbled across this article that can at least help get past one of the gotcha’s of parallax scrolling – performance. By using pure CSS you allow the user’s hardware to do almost all the heavy lifting, resulting in buttery smooth frame rates. You could even leverage media queries to do responsive parallax 😮

Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments below.