Tutorials

Parallax Switch

Setup

Step 1: In Parallax Switch’s “General Controls” section select a the number of items you would like to switch between using the “# of Items” option. Typically you will want to select 2 or 3 items, anything higher is for the “Play Items as Frames” Option (this is described under the “Auto Play” heading below).

Step 2: Select a “Position” option.

Step 2a Relative: “Relative” will place the Stack’s content where ever you have placed it, just as you would expect with any other stack you place into your editor.

Step 2b Fixed: “Fixed” means that the stack will not scroll with the page and will instead always be visible in the window. Selecting “Fixed” as an option will add width, height, horizontal position, and vertical position options. The Auto Height and Auto Width are enabled by default. These options match the height and width of the content placed inside of Parallax Switch. If you disable these options you can use the width and height sliders to declare percentage based values. Then all you need to do is adjust the horizontal and vertical positions. The horizontal position is adjusted in a percentage value while the vertical position is set by a pixel value. Change to preview mode to see where your stack sits in the window as these options do not display in edit mode.

Step 3: You now need to assign distance values to each item (Found in the Stack’s area not the Options menu). The first item will automatically display on page load or start. The following items will need to be set in descending pixel values. The “Display at Distance” values will determine when that particular item will display. Setting an item to 400 will make it so that item displays when the top of the browser window is 400px from Parallax Switch (when scrolling).

Example Setup Values:
Item #1: Start (cannot be changed)
Item #2: 500px (will display this item when Parallax Switch is 500px from the top of the browser window)
Item #3: 100px (will display this item when Parallax Switch is 100px from the top of the browser window)
Item #4: -300px (will display this item when the top of the window has scrolled past Parallax Switch by 300px )

Step 4: In Parallax Switch’s “General Controls” section select an “Animation” option. By default Parallax Switch will fade between each item. You can then adjust the speed of each animation’s transition using the “Speed” Slider. Preview your changes and adjust till you get a good fit for your site.

Auto Play

Play Items as Frames: Auto Play, simply put, simulates a GIF. It will automatically cycle through each item in Parallax Shift like frames in a movie. This mode does not support the “Animation” option.

Speed: This is the amount of time that each individual frame will be displayed in milliseconds. So if it’s set to 0, it will cycle through each item very fast, but the higher the number, the slower it will cycle through the items in Parallax Switch.

Help

Display Scroll Position This option displays the position in pixels of how far the top of the window is to the top of the Parallax Switch stack. This will help you set up your “Display at Distance” values.

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