25 Newly Released Parallax Themes That Will Knock Your Socks Off
Parallax scrolling may have lost some of its street cred in the past 12 months, but it’s still hot stuff.
It’s a cool effect that can turn an otherwise dull and boring looking site into a sexy scrolling wonderland. Combined with animated featured, parallax can be used on any type of site, from corporate and business pages to creative and portfolio sites.
This post offers a round-up of parallax themes released in the past couple of months – all 2014 themes – so there may be some you’ve never seen before.
What’s your favorite parallax theme? Share it in the comments below.
There aren’t many horizontal parallax themes around and this one is damn gorgeous.
Horizillax is a single-page, responsive theme perfect for businesses, products and marketing, though it’s really a multi-use theme and could be used as a portfolio theme.
Set up takes just four steps. This theme features three custom page templates (parallax, about and portfolio), unlimited parallax images and options to set the speed, position and stack order, and also comes with various color and font options.
Mowo isn’t your typical one-page scrolling site. It’s clean, minimalist and responsive, with flexible, fullscreen sections. You really have to check out the demo to see how it works.
This theme features custom sections, fullscreen slider/video, a visual page builder and custom shortcodes.
Mowo is a great eCommerce theme and is ideal for online stores.
Voolium is a beautiful responsive theme with a fantastic video header for showing off your business, product or service.
It’s supports both WooCommerce and WPML and is retina-ready.
Other features include a masonry blog and infinite scroll, video gallery, 27 social icons, Instagram gallery, Revolution slider and the ability to build your homepage with custom sections.
Seller is an eCommerce theme with a beautiful modern and responsive design.
It comes with a drag and drop page builder, custom colors, extensive theme options and is translation-ready.
Seller also offers a stunning layout for showcasing product items.
Attractor’s clean and minimalistic one-page responsive design is ideal for corporate, agency and business sites.
Based on the Bootstrap framework, it features multiple header options, Revolution slider, visual composer, extensive theme options and is retina-ready.
Attractor also comes with light and dark skins, unlimited color variations and Google fonts.
Clean, modern and responsive, SouthCentral is a one-page theme perfect for corporate and business sites, but could be also tailored for creative agencies, photographers and videographers.
It features a drag and drop content builder, in-page options, counters and progress bards and a 3D animated portfolio.
SouthCentral also comes with extensive options and the ability to backup your settings.
Family Church offers a lot of functionality packaged in a clean and modern design.
Aimed at churches (obviously!), this theme features nine custom post formats, two header options and a customizable gallery.
It’s also translation-ready and includes documentation, support and updates.
Bubbles is a cute multi-color responsive one-page theme with a clean and minimalistic design. It’s ideal for agencies, portfolios, companies and products.
It comes with various homepage styles, such as a video background, slider background and slider revolution.
Based on Bootstrap 3, it includes an Ajax project page and comes retina-ready.
Kadabra offers an impressive feature list, complete with BuddyPress, bbPress and WooCommerce support.
This single-page theme also includes a powerful page builder and five pre-built layouts, as well as unlimited header variants. It’s also responsive and retina-ready and translation-ready.
The full feature list is pretty long so it’s best to check out the Kadabra site for all the details.
This colorful one-page theme offers a gorgeous flat design with smooth animations.
Built on the ThemeLuxe framework, SimpleFlex includes two layout options (one-page and multi-page) and an advanced theme options panel. It also comes with lifetime project support and video documentation to help you set it up.
It’s also loaded with shortcodes, as well as 50 animations and transitions and 50+ social media icons.
The Ken is a stunning multipurpose theme with a “trailblazing” fast backend and “graphics that are nothing short of spectacular,” according to the developers.
The Ken follows the principles mentioned in Envato’s official Web Design Predictions In 2014, which include a responsive design and retina support.
It also comes with 28 homepage templates, including seven corporate page, seven landing page, seven creative pages and seven classic pages.
There are too many features to list here. Check out The Ken site for more details.
Focus promises to be 100 per cent fully responsive and “200 per cent awesome on every device.”
This theme features a fullscreen background slider, intuitive options pages, two distinct blog layouts, a details portfolio page, as well as custom sections for “About Me and Resume” and “About Us and Employees.”
Saga has been designed as a portfolio theme and features a clean and flat design with fullscreen background images, background images slider and Ken Burn effect, unlimited parallax layers, responsive touch carousels, animated elements and more.
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It comes with 15 homepage variants, a stunning Ajax expanding media portfolio, shortcodes builder and advanced theme options.
This minimal one-pager is ideal for agencies and portfolios. It comes with a responsive and retina-ready design and features a widgetized homepage so you can re-order every section. There are 10 custom widgets for building the homepage.
Meth includes custom page templates (archives, contact page, portfolio etc) and has been built on the StagFramework.
Cabana is a lovely one-page or multi-page theme with beautiful typography. It looks great on retina devices and features subtle CSS3 effects.
While this theme would be perfect for a portfolio or creative agency, it also comes eCommerce ready.
It also comes with documentation and support.
Rise is a stunning theme, especially when paired with fullscreen video. This theme is versatile and ideal for agencies.
It features custom animated GIFs, icons and fonts. it also comes with a slide in Ajax portfolio and Ajax expander on mobile devices.
Other features include animated intro text, beautiful portfolio transition, smooth scroll, isotype filter and light and dark versions.
Mountain is an elegant one-pager with a “flat-metro” design. It’s fully customizable so you can change each section to suit your taste, including background images and colors.
This theme features options for a fullscreen image, slider or video header and comes with a responsive design. There is also post type support for images, video, galleries and quotes.
Super5 is a beautiful and flexible multipurpose with a stack of features.
One of its biggest features is it live builder, which allows you to preview changes before you push them live.
It also comes with portfolio case studies, custom blog styles, HTML5 and CSS3 animations, video slideshows, 600+ Google web fonts with live preview and extensive documentation.
Alpine is a versatile multi-purpose theme designed for creatives, businesses, corporates, portfolios, products – any kind of site, really.
It features advanced layout settings and extensive style options, allowing you to customize the theme to suit your branding.
Four customizable home page options include intro video background, fullscreen slider, fullscreen text slider and fullscreen image slider. There is alter a great filterable portfolio project expander and a handy shortcode generator.
Brizz is a colourful and flat multipurpose theme with beautiful animations and attention to detail.
The header can be changed to play a video preview or showcase images.
This theme comes fully supported.
Clean, flat and fully responsive, Nivan offers a modern design with retina support.
It includes a whopping 28 portfolio and blog layouts and more than 40 unique pages. Other features include horizontal and vertical gallery options, pre-built homepage options, one-page and multi-page options, flexible animations and an off-canvas navigation menu.
Cayse is a basic responsive minimalist theme with demo content included so you can get started right away.
It’s features include different navigation for the homepage and other pages, custom homepage items with scroll fade-in effect, and 12+ layout options for the homepage.
Max offers one-page and multi-page layouts with a minimalistic, modern and multipurpose design.
Built on the ThemeLux framework, it includes three different homepage designs and is responsive and retina-ready.
Fencer is another multipurpose theme with a flat and minimalist design.
It features smooth scrolling and stunning animations as your scroll down the page. There are seven portfolio layouts, unlimited page types and colors and 10 predefined skins.
This multipurpose theme is fully customizable and can be used for everything from online stores to portfolios.
Some of its features include a personalized page header, visual composer page builder, admin panel, customize and live preview, Google fonts and extensive documentation.