If you happened to drop into any trendy London web design agency you would notice a few things that stand out.

It’s not the wall to wall red trousers or the standard issue beard which has become de rigeur for any budding (or seasoned) creative type, no it’s the fact everyone is talking about Parallax design. Parallax, short for Parallax Scrolling is simply where the background image moves slower than the foreground image when scrolling. Our friends over at FDO have given this a go recently on their new website.

The question the team at Williams Commerce have been investigating is can we have a Parallax theme on a Magento site? Having won a few projects recently where the client is looking for something new and more design led, we started to investigate. The simple answer is yes, and there are a few great examples here: –

  • Belano Parallax Template
  • Bolo Parallax Template

The important point we remind all our customers is not to depart from tradition too much with ecommerce. Everyone still expects the logo on the left, the search box on the right, and usually the menu across the top. Parallax offers a great opportunity to do something more stylist, and combined with a tile / Metro styled main banner you can get a great looking site. If you would like to learn more about parallax Magento design why not talk to the design team at Williams Commerce on 0116 326 1116, or get in touch via our contact page.