Nataly Birch June 5th, 2017

Parallax-driven Hero Sections: 10 Great Examples

Keep the theme alive and enhance the visual experience – are two main things that parallax effect introduce to the website. While we have accustomed to seeing parallax effect in tandem with long scroll-powered pages, for several years in a row this simple method is applied individually and locally across the entire website. You can stumble upon it on work sections, sliders and most often in hero areas. Traditionally, it is used to recreate a sense of depth and smooth motion. Today we are going to look through 10 websites with parallax-driven front pages.


Fotonaut’ homepage is based on a sophisticated, multilayered layout. A ton of 3D objects is scattered throughout the screen, making the page look chaotic and complicated. Here the smooth parallax effect helps to add a pleasing sense of depth.

Matthieu Tourdes

Matthieu Tourdes leverages parallax effect to reinforce the appearance of the front-page slider. It is applied to the central part naturally driving the overall attention to his works. Also, it plays nicely with the opening transitions.


Vyctoire’s homepage gives off a little charm: gorgeous pastel coloring and lots of fresh air produce a compelling visual clarity. The parallax here is increasingly subtle: it glues only the elements that are located in the heart of the screen, gently reinforcing the atmosphere of elegance.


PixelPink has an oversimplified first page of their portfolio. It is clean and populated with plain geometric shapes like circles or squares. Here parallax is used to give a composition a nice zest transforming a dull design into an engaging scene.

2016 Changed Design Forever

The team behind this project uses the boxy vibe in a creative way. Not only have they skewed the image panels to make them look three-dimensional, but they also connect everything together with the parallax effect, completing the tone of the website.

Jay Vi Official

With such a stunning 3D rendering used as a hero section, it is only natural for the team to bring in some parallax effect here, boosting the general impression significantly. It ideally blends into the environment, making its important contribution.

Keley on Mars

Much like the previous example, the official website of “Keley on Mars” greets the online audience with the refined multilayered hero section. There are many renderings that due to parallax effect smoothly move and float over the screen.

Big Horror Athens

It is here where the parallax effect meets the chaotic yet eye-pleasing and enticing particles animation. Together they recreate a harmonious symbiosis that converts a plain page into a small amusing playground.

Raoul Gaillard

Not only is the welcome screen of Raoul Gaillard’s portfolio charged with a parallax effect, but also the work section. Both of them benefit from the technique. The design stays clean and tidy; and, thanks to tricks with shapes and parallax it looks alluring and intriguing.


BorgoVeneto uses parallax effect to embellish the already intricate and elaborate slider. Here the multilayered compositions are spiced up with advanced particle animations that react to the mouse cursor. And parallax just works together with all this, bringing about an incredible experience.

Nataly Birch

Nataly is an internet entrepreneur and an amateur web designer and developer from Sevastopol, Ukraine. She is running a blog for web designers and developers where you can find some inspirational and useful stuff. In her spare time she reads books, unveils the secrets of the world and plays volleyball. Visit her blog or follow her on twitter


  1. I think the webdesign from the webpage “Keley on Mars” looks so cool. It’s my favourite. Someone know if this is available as a revo slider theme for WP?

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