Parallax scrolling in HTML

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I’m unashamed to say I have a soft spot for parallax scrolling in HTML. It gives a document depth, polish and dynamism without distracting from content.

Parallax scrolling gets very elaborate — but at its simplest it’s just content that scrolls over a stationary background. All that takes is the CSS below. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve copy-pasted these lines of code I’d have some serious walking-around money:

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