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The parallax effect has been around for years in classic video games, but it recently came a trend in the web design world. This cool effect is now commonly seen as part of the scrolling feature of a web page. It uses multiple backgrounds which seem to move at different speeds to create a sensation of depth (creating a faux-3D effect) and an interesting browsing experience. So here are 5 jQuery Plugins For Creating Parallax Animations.
The jQuery plugin for supercool scroll animation.
A jQuery plugin for defining a custom path that the browser follows when scrolling.
Stellar.js is a jQuery plugin that provides parallax scrolling effects to any scrolling element. Here is great tutorial about how to use this plugin.
Using CSS3 and jQuery make a cool looking parallax background effect where the perspective changes as the user scrolls.