CSS3 Parallax scrolling

4th February 2010

For Firefox, Opera and IE8

Updated 24th February 2011 - Now working in Safari and Chrome

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The above demonstration uses no images, just four lines of text, html and css. If you have Firefox, Opera or IE8 then move your mouse over the 'Parallax' box to see the effect. Keep the mouse moving in Firefox and Opera to see an infinite scrolling text.

This would also work in Safari and Chrome if only they would fix the bug that stops :hover being used in conjunction with the general sibling selector as in this style b.x1:hover ~ .p1 {left:-480px;} for example.

Again this is just another demonstration of the power of the 'general sibling selector' which is part of the CSS3 specification.


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