Simple Parallax Effect in Responsive Design

In a recent project I came across a problem when a client wanted a simple parallax effect for an image slider.

Basically, he wanted an effect where the content would scroll over a fixed image slider. On a non-responsive site this is easily achievable by giving the container for the slider a quick set of rules:

#slider {
    z-index: -1;
    position: fixed;
    width: 100%;
}
#content {
    margin-top: 450px;
}

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Change Your WordPress Blog Posts Featured Image With Featured Video

Lots of sites are doing featured video in their blog posts, like I do in this one. I love using images in my blogs, it provides breathing room for longer articles and breaks up boring designs with colors. But if a picture is worth a thousand words, then is a video worth a million?

When developing DSGN, a blogging theme that I designed previously for this site, my thoughts on using featured content was that it should all be equal. Images, video and sound should all be able to be featured if the user wants it to. Continue reading Change Your WordPress Blog Posts Featured Image With Featured Video