10 Best Parallax Scroll Effects In JavaScript (2019 Update)

Here is a constantly updated list of the 10 Best Free JavaScript libraries to create the familiar Parallax Scroll Effect on elements (e.g. images, backgrounds, videos, text, etc) as you scroll down or up the web page.

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Originally Published Dec 04 2018, updated Oct 03 2019

1. lax.js


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laxxx is a lightweight vanilla JavaScript library that provides 20+ awesome animations for elements when scrolling down and up.

2. Lightweight Vanilla Javascript Parallax Library – rellax


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rellax is a small vanilla JavaScript library which provides a smooth parallax scrolling effect on any DOM elements.

3. basicScroll


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basicScroll is a lightweight, powerful, high-performance parallax scrolling JavaScript library designed for both mobile and desktop.

4. Rallax.js


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Rallax.js is a brand new vanilla JavaScript parallax plugin that applies a dynamic, high-performance parallax scroll effect to elements within the document.

5. scroll-out

Perform Actions On Page Scroll - scroll-out

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ScrollOut detects changes in scroll for reveal, parallax, and CSS Variable effects!

6. locomotive-scroll

Animate Elements On Scroll With Parallax Effect - locomotive-scroll

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locomotive-scroll is a modern JS library that applies a smooth, subtle, configurable parallax scroll effect to elements when scrolled into view.

7. jarallax


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NO dependencies JavaScript parallax scrolling.

8. smooth-scrolling


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Smooth is a small JavaScript module based on VirtualScroll to create smooth scrolling and parallax effects on scroll. It works both with fake scrollbars and native scrolling.

9. HTML5 / JavaScript Image Parallax Scrolling Effect – Parallax.js

HTML5 JavaScript Image Parallax Scrolling Effect Parallax.js

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Parallax.js is a ECMAScript 6 compatible JavaScript library for implementing image parallax scrolling effects on your web page. All the configuration options can be passed via HTML5 data attributes on img tag.

10. Spotify Inspired Parallax Scrolling Effect In Vanilla JavaScript – Paraxify.js

Spotify Inspired Parallax Scrolling Effect In Vanilla JavaScript – Paraxify.js

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Paraxify.js is a lightweight (3kb minified) JavaScript library for implementing the parallax scroll effect on your background images as you seen on Spotify.com. As you scroll down the page, the background images scroll slower than the foreground with a given animation speed and visible area.


Looking for more JavaScript libraries for parallax scroll effects? Don’t forget to check out the Parallax section.

If you’re a jQuery user, here is a list of 10 best jQuery parallax scroll plugins created for you. Enjoy,

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