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Back in 1985, games like Super Mario Bros. popularized the effect of horizontal parallax scrolling – a technique wherein the background moves at a slower speed relative to the foreground, giving the impression of depth. In 2013, the web is seeing a trend of vertical parallax effects as developers look to make pages feel more interactive and responsive. Your author’s $0.25, for the record, is that we’ll continue to see arcade and demoscene-era effects being ported over to the mainstream web in creative ways as client-side performance improves.

Adventures in Jank Busting: Parallax, performance, and the new Flickr Home Page

Be sure to read the whole article of Scott Schiller on how the new, landing, home page of Flickr has been realized…

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