Webydo Introduces The First Code-Free Parallax Scrolling Animator

A few weeks ago it was when I discovered Webydo. A professional website design software for designers (you can read my introduction in this post). Not so special, untill you realize that you don’t need any code to create your own portfolio. If you’re reading this as a developer, I know there is nothing better than your own code, but if you’re purely focussed on design and don’t have any coding skill, Webydo is a perfect place for you. And last week it became even better with the introduction of their new Parallax Scrolling Animator. This is the first Pixel-Perfect Parallax Scrolling Animator that is code-free, as that is the first rule of Webydo: Create something awesome, without the need to create a single line of code.

They’re currently running a closed beta, so if you’re quick, you can participate as the first 2000 designers to respond by April 30th can take part in the closed beta. Just email them at: [email protected].

Webydo’s parallax animator allow designers to:

  • Create Motion With An Illusion of Depth – Elements move individually as the user scrolls the page.
  • Define Scrolling Events And Motion Paths – Set motion paths, opacity, rotation, and speed.
  • Design With An Easy-to-Use Visual Interface – Create unique pixel-perfect motion paths for every design element, code-free.
Community Choice.

Webydo is a community-led platform: in a radically democratic process, Webydo’s designers create the roadmap for the system’s development. Not long ago, Webydo’s community of 79,888 designers, design studios, and web agencies voted for the development of a Code-Free, Pixel-Perfect Parallax Scrolling Animator.  Now it’s here!

What is Parallax Scrolling Animation?

Parallax scrolling animation enriches the internet as a creative medium, launching web design deep into the future. Parallax is derived from Greek (parallaxis), meaning “alteration”, and it marks the designer’s ability to move elements on a webpage at different rates and paths. As a user scrolls down the page, parallax creates the impression of depth, movement, and animation. Similar to Cinema’s historical shift from the Silent Era to sound, color, and later 3D, marking its evolution as a creative medium, Parallax now opens new creative horizons for website designers.  Parallax allows designers to create a sophisticated user experience, with powerful, theatrical storytelling and high levels of user’s engagement. It is the hottest trend of 2014, and it is here to stay.

Before Webydo, parallax sites were created by manually coding the movement of every pixel on every page. This has been a complex, laborious, and expensive process, typically taking many months to complete. Also, creative designers could not experience their design choices and composition in action.

Now, for the first time, designers can create sophisticated pixel-perfect parallax websites, using a friendly visual animator in what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) environment, without writing even a single line of code. Finally, designers have full control over every element and every pixel in their parallax sites, and can produce state-of-the-art websites for their clients, independently.

Parallax sites that will blow your mind…

If you’re still here, following are a few examples of stunning parallax sites. All these sites can be created on Webydo. Your creativity is the limit. Oh, and if you’re in the beta and created a website, please let me know. I’d be happy to share it here on DI!






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Houke de Kwant is a frontend developer from the Netherlands and the creator of TheArtHunters (former Daily Inspiration, which was started as part of his study).

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