by kirupa | 1 July 2013
For many practical reasons, our UIs are designed to be two dimensional. Once you throw in meaningful content, some navigation, and other doo-dads to make your application usable, adding any more dimensions simply gets in the way and becomes a distraction. Despite the stranglehold two dimensions have on what we create, there are subtle and effective ways of sneaking an extra dimension in here and there.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://www.kirupa.com/html5/smooth_parallax_scrolling.htm