Have you played Firewatch? It is a mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio. For me it’s definitely therapeutic. If you have, you might as well have visited their website. What do you see? A landscape illustration that moves along a parallax background. But what does parallax mean?
Two months ago, I’ve posted about creating a simple parallax scrolling. Now I would like to share a jQuery plugin called JInvertScroll to create horizontal parallax scrolling written by Alex Franzelin featured in Pixxelfactory.
The plugin is lightweight, allowing you to move in horizontal with a parallax effect while scrolling down. It’s extremely easy to setup and requires nearly no configuration.
However, take note that there are limitations of horizontal parallax scrolling – every content must have limited height as the page scrolls to left and right to prevent some content not visible.