Do you wanted to finally dive into scrolling animations and share your story or product in a more interactive and engaging way?
Are you confused which parallax scrolling library is the right for you and your project?
Are you drowning in the sea of all the options available?
Luckily, you’ve come to the right place.
Who is this guide for?
This guide is aimed at a front-end web developers looking for a direction when it comes to animations triggered on page scroll.
It will save you a time haunting around the web, instead you can start having fun with scrolling animations.
1. For beginners
It will keep this element invisible until the user scrolls to reveal it.
<div class="wow bounceInUp">Content to Reveal Here</div>
This will reveal your
div with the
bounceInUp animation when the user scrolls to it.
You can also set a few advanced parameters such as
Not only you can choose the direction from which the element will appear, but you can also use conjoining filter words such as from, and, then, with.
wait or after defines the delay of your animations.
<!-- Reveal using defaults. --> <div data-scroll-reveal> Hello world! </div> <!-- Reveal using custom parameters. --> <div data-scroll-reveal="enter left and move 50px over 1.33s"> Foo </div>
The first element would be revealed using the default values as soon as the element is within the viewport.
The second example shows you more parameters that you can use to create your desired effect.
2. For intermediate developers
Skrollr doesn’t only trigger animation when the element comes to the view, it can also trigger another animation on the same element before it leaves the viewport for example.
You can also control the length on you animations.
In other words you can define how many pixels does the user need to scroll down before the animation goes from one keyframe to another.
See Skrollr in action
Do you want to learn more about Skrollr and how it works?
Join me in the Parallax Scrolling Master Class.
3. For advanced developers
You can take advantage of a more complex animations such as:
- nested timelines
- rewind, fast forward, repeat timeline
- rich callback system
- and more.
See SuperScrollorama in action
It is also powered by Greensock and therefore lets you create a very complex nested animation timelines.
ScrollMagic’s biggest advantages are:
- optimized performance
- more compatibility
- ready for responsive web design
- and more.
Once you get familiar with the Greensock syntax, you will realize the power of these two libraries.
Only your imagination will be the limit.
There you have it, a list of my 5 favorite scrolling libraries currently available to front-end developers.
Have you worked on a project using any of these or are you doing a research for your first scrolling animation project?
What are your biggest struggles when it comes to creating parallax scrolling websites?
Let me know in the comments below.
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