CSS3 Parallax scrolling slider

CSS3 Parallax scrolling slider

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CSS3 Parallax scrolling slider

CSS3 Parallax scrolling slider

Haven’t you noticed that there have been appeared a lot of websites with the effect of parallax effect? This is optical effect (displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight). Basically, this is when we can see several shifting layers during some action. And today, we will apply this effect for vertical slider. We won’t use javascript, but only pure css3 properties.

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So, lets start


Step 1. HTML

Look at our html markup. There are four radio elements, four labels for them (as controllers), and four slides (or pages). Each slide has own image, some text description. You can add here more elements to each slide. Main idea – hide the radio buttons, and use these labels in order to set ‘checked’ status for the radio elements. And, apply different css properties according to current checked radio element.

<div class="pss_main"> <!-- main parallax scrolling slider object -->
<input id="r_1" type="radio" name="p" class="sel_page_1" checked="checked" /> <!-- hidden radios -->
<input id="r_2" type="radio" name="p" class="sel_page_2" />
<input id="r_3" type="radio" name="p" class="sel_page_3" />
<input id="r_4" type="radio" name="p" class="sel_page_4" />
<label for="r_1" class="pss_contr c1"></label> <!-- controls -->
<label for="r_2" class="pss_contr c2"></label>
<label for="r_3" class="pss_contr c3"></label>
<label for="r_4" class="pss_contr c4"></label>
<div class="pss_slides">
<div class="pss_background"></div>
<ul> <!-- slides -->
<li><img src="images/image1.png" alt="image01" />
<div>Model DT 770</div>
</li>
<li><img src="images/image2.png" alt="image02" />
<div>Model DT 990</div>
</li>
<li><img src="images/image3.png" alt="image03" />
<div>Model DT 234</div>
</li>
<li><img src="images/image4.png" alt="image04" />
<div>Model DT 880</div>
</li>
</ul>
</div>
</div>

Step 2. CSS

Now, it’s time to define styles for our slider. This is general styles for our main slider element, inputs and their labels:

.pss_main {
height:700px;
position:relative;
width:100%;
}
.pss_main input {
display:none;
}
.pss_contr {
background:#E0371E url(../images/up.png) no-repeat center center;
cursor:pointer;
display:none;
height:70px;
left:50%;
opacity:0.3;
position:absolute;
top:5%;
width:70px;
z-index:2;
/* css3 transition */
-webkit-transition:opacity linear 0.3s;
-moz-transition:opacity linear 0.3s;
-o-transition:opacity linear 0.3s;
-ms-transition:opacity linear 0.3s;
transition:opacity linear 0.3s;
border-radius:50% 50% 50% 50%;
box-shadow:0 1px 2px #AF2C19 inset;
}
.pss_contr:hover {
opacity:1;
}
.sel_page_1:checked ~ .pss_contr.c2, .sel_page_2:checked ~ .pss_contr.c3,
.sel_page_3:checked ~ .pss_contr.c4 {
background-image:url(../images/down.png);
display:block;
top:85%;
}
.sel_page_2:checked ~ .pss_contr.c1, .sel_page_3:checked ~ .pss_contr.c2,
.sel_page_4:checked ~ .pss_contr.c3  {
background-image:url(../images/up.png);
display:block;
}

As you can see – all the checkbox are hidden. We needn’t show them. Instead, we will use labels. Each label is nice red circle. It has a transition for the opacity (on hover). And, pay attention that by default, all the controls (label elements) is hidden. We will display necessary controls (buttons up and down) only according to necessary active slide. Our next styles are for the slides (with labels) and for background object.

.pss_slides {
height:100%;
overflow:hidden;
position:relative;
}
.pss_background {
background:url(../images/bg.png) no-repeat scroll 0 0;
height:100%;
left:0;
overflow:hidden;
position:absolute;
top:0;
width:100%;
/* css3 background-size */
-webkit-background-size:cover;
-moz-background-size:cover;
-o-background-size:cover;
-ms-background-size:cover;
background-size:cover;
}
.pss_main input:checked ~ .pss_slides {
/* css3 transition */
-webkit-transition:all linear 1.0s;
-moz-transition:all linear 1.0s;
-o-transition:all linear 1.0s;
-ms-transition:all linear 1.0s;
transition:all linear 1.0s;
}
.sel_page_1:checked ~ .pss_slides {
background-color:#CCCCCC;
}
.sel_page_2:checked ~ .pss_slides {
background-color:#003366;
}
.sel_page_3:checked ~ .pss_slides {
background-color:#FFFFFF;
}
.sel_page_4:checked ~ .pss_slides {
background-color:#CCCC99;
}
.pss_main input:checked ~ .pss_slides .pss_background {
/* css3 transition */
-webkit-transition:all linear 1.5s;
-moz-transition:all linear 1.5s;
-o-transition:all linear 1.5s;
-ms-transition:all linear 1.5s;
transition:all linear 1.5s;
}
.sel_page_1:checked ~ .pss_slides .pss_background {
background-position:0 0;
}
.sel_page_2:checked ~ .pss_slides .pss_background {
background-position:0 -500px;
}
.sel_page_3:checked ~ .pss_slides .pss_background {
background-position:0 -1000px;
}
.sel_page_4:checked ~ .pss_slides .pss_background {
background-position:0 -1500px;
}
.pss_slides ul {
height:100%;
list-style:none;
position:relative;
top:0;
/* css3 transition */
-webkit-transition:top ease-in 1.0s;
-moz-transition:top ease-in 1.0s;
-o-transition:top ease-in 1.0s;
-ms-transition:top ease-in 1.0s;
transition:top ease-in 1.0s; 
}
.pss_slides ul  li {
height:100%;
opacity:0.1;
position:relative;
text-align:center;
/* css3 transition */
-webkit-transition:opacity ease-in 1.0s;
-moz-transition:opacity ease-in 1.0s;
-o-transition:opacity ease-in 1.0s;
-ms-transition:opacity ease-in 1.0s;
transition:opacity ease-in 1.0s; 
}
.sel_page_1:checked ~ .pss_slides ul li:first-child,
.sel_page_2:checked ~ .pss_slides ul li:nth-child(2),
.sel_page_3:checked ~ .pss_slides ul li:nth-child(3),
.sel_page_4:checked ~ .pss_slides ul li:nth-child(4) {
opacity:1;
}
.pss_slides ul li img{
display:block;
margin:0 auto;
padding:40px;
}
.pss_slides ul li div{
background-color:#000000;
border-radius:10px 10px 10px 10px;
box-shadow:0 0 5px #FFFFFF inset;
color:#FFFFFF;
font-size:26px;
left:-20%;
margin:0 auto;
padding:20px;
position:absolute;
top:50%;
width:200px;
/* css3 transition */
-webkit-transition:left ease-in 1.0s;
-moz-transition:left ease-in 1.0s;
-o-transition:left ease-in 1.0s;
-ms-transition:left ease-in 1.0s;
transition:left ease-in 1.0s; 
}
.sel_page_1:checked ~ .pss_slides ul {
top:0;
}
.sel_page_2:checked ~ .pss_slides ul {
top:-100%;
}
.sel_page_3:checked ~ .pss_slides ul {
top:-200%;
}
.sel_page_4:checked ~ .pss_slides ul {
top:-300%;
}
.sel_page_1:checked ~ .pss_slides ul li:first-child div,
.sel_page_2:checked ~ .pss_slides ul li:nth-child(2) div,
.sel_page_3:checked ~ .pss_slides ul li:nth-child(3) div,
.sel_page_4:checked ~ .pss_slides ul li:nth-child(4) div {
left:10%;
}

So, we can see here our main background with absolute position (pss_background element). It has a transition for the background-position property. So, when we change the slide, background position changes too. Our slides are unordered list. These slides have transition for the opacity only. When we change the slide, we will change Top position of the parent of our slides (UL object). We will also shift position (left) of text labels. And, the last feature, we will change background color for ‘pss_slides’ depending on the selected element (slide).


Live Demo

Conclusion

That is all for today. We have just created cool CSS3-based scrolling slider with Parallax effect. I hope that you like it. Good luck!

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7 COMMENTS

  1. There are many poor tutorials on the web — yours by contrast are great ! Congratulations and thanks for doing them
    Reggie

  2. Hi, I just tried to experiment with this prallax scrolling slider and I added some pages. I now have 7 pages which I use to show a restaurant menu. But the problem is that when I slide into the 4th page the label doesn’t appear and the image that I used to display isn’t clear… Meaning it has a low percentage of opacity… Can you please explain how come??

    Kind regards

    Taco

    • Hi Taco, I think that you should take into account, that all the slides and css styles are related, it means, if you added few more slides, you will need to add more radio elements and labels, plus you also need to add necessary styles for your new elements (just pay attention how we used the fourth element)

    • Hi Element,
      In order to display it horizontal, you will need to modify most of styles (to change floating direction)

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