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Several accessibility concerns immediately spring to mind, though I think each is a problem that can be overcome with good design and development. Generally speaking a functionally sound and graphically attractive offering could harbour some serious accessibility issues underneath the bonnet and the an inbalanced focus on these cognitively heavy development ...


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I can see why parallax effects took off originally as a gimmicky creative technique, but now that the novelty has worn off, is it time for this effect to die off? Yes. OK, fine. "Yes" is probably not a worthy enough answer here. So, to elaborate, yes, I agree with you. As with any design technique, ideally it's being used to solve a communication ...


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Note : I havent found any studies which have done a comparative study between the conversion rate of an non-parallax site vs a parallax site and the points raised below are about how parallax may or may not help in conversion. The advantage that parallax scrolling offers is the increased level of engagement and the story telling which leads the user ...


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Use AxureRP for that. A sample prototype is also available on their forum for that. http://www.axure.com/forum/tips-tricks-examples/8157-parallax-scrolling.html How to use this effect to better influence the navigation and the user experience? If you ask that does Parallax has an influence on user-experience then sure, everything you do in your ...


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One of the first questions you need to ask is "what benefit does this provide?" In this case, I am unconvinced that it provides a lot. Yes, it is cool as a concept, and there are some situations where it would be appropriate - in particular, where it matched other marketing aspects for the brand. However, as an interface to interact with, it is not clear or ...


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Why, oh why, would you want to do that? Please don't do that... The sites that you linked may have "cool and interesting" UI's but the UX was terrible. If I wasn't specifically trying to work out what you were thinking of doing I would have left each of them very quickly. Clarity first. (And remember that the UX gods get very upset when people don't ...


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I think there are a few possible benefits that are overlooked: Reduce how long the 'flow' feels and help with narrative and sequencing of content: Firstly, by giving the page depth it means that you appear to be covering more 'distance' down the page because you are passing multiple layers of an environment in one scroll. Think of the way old platform ...


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I agree, it is time for simple brainless usage of the parallax effect to die off. But as people are generally get used to scrolling it is time to use scrolling wisely making better user experience. This is still not well explored area. You can use scrolling speed for additional content differentiation. Slower speed will make more friction which is ...


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This isn't necessarily a Parallax specific answer but more in relation to accessibility and motion, and IMO how it's influenced by Parralax effects and can even be improved by it... Only 85.5% of the population have what's considered "Normal Vision" where the rest are made up of varying degrees of Protanopy to Deuteranomoly to Full Colourblindness. When ...


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Put usability and accessibility concerns ahead of making the site paralax is the simple tenet that I would advise you follow in order to acheive your goal. Remember that content comes first, that users need to acheive goals easily. Work on good, accessible navigation and keep content clear and easy to find. Remember users browse on different devices and use ...


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Parallax effects, particularly scrolling text and background solid bars over slower-scrolling or stationary background photos, make me feel queasy in the eyes, sort of like someone put my eyes in a cocktail shaker, shook them, then put them back in my head. This effect lasts for perhaps an hour after viewing the page. That's probably not how you want people ...


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I think question might be best answered by better understanding what 'accessibility compliance' is. See authoring guide at http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices/#presentation_role. In particular some text applicable to visual effects is Authors devote a good deal of effort to the appearance of their web pages, and this is especially true in the case ...


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I don't think "parallax" is a novel UX pattern to be taxonomized as such. It's a dynamic visual effect applied to other (ancient!) scroll, pan or carousel interfaces. Your bullet points apply to these patterns more than the 3D-ish effect. Another way to put this is that the illusion of depth or moving through space is part of the transitioning between ...


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I personally love one pagers given that there is more visual than textual. Researches suggest that it is a tendency for the users to scroll to see how much content the page has and if you have a lot of text in the page then they might skip it. My advice will be to make it more interactive by using progressive animations and good visuals if you can. Also, ...


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Probably not, if you find data about usage of parallax will be specific of the context of use, personal experiences are sometimes linked to your work and tests so I find difficult for someone to share their info without personal experience. So results depends of the context of use.


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Build it. That level of animation would be as easy if not easier to build than dealing with prototyping software to emulate it.


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As for where the technique is used as part of the UX the primary example would be side-scrolling video games. In that context, it makes perfect sense...it gives the experience of 3D without the distraction. It's still a 2D interaction plane, just made more interesting (and potentially performant in the earlier days) by using the technique. As for other ...


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I think this can be made a community wiki post just by an answerer checking the 'community wiki' box below the reply field. I'll give that a go. (/EDIT - Nope, that just converts this answer to be a Wiki post. Not sure how to convert the question to a wiki one though). However, in order for this answer to be more relevant to the question I will make one ...



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