New web technologies are offering designers the ability to create exciting new levels of interaction and usability in websites. One of the hottest new user experience (UX) features is parallax scrolling, which gives web pages a cool 3-D visual effect. As a user scrolls down the page, elements in the foreground (usually the text or other primary content) move faster than those in the background. Additional layers can be added to create eye candy that is visually stunning -- and quite easy to abuse.
Problems always arise when web design puts more emphasis on pizazz and special effects than content. Design is... Read more »