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React Parallax Website Design

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React Parallax Website Design


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React Parallax Website Design

We'll build this webpage in 3 parts.

  1. Top - the greeting for our customer
  2. Middle - a place for information about our business' mission
  3. Bottom - a sign-up option and footer for information about our business

The Top.

All we're going to do here is set a bunch of images in place and write a greeting.

<div className="section1" >
    <img src="./images/space.png" alt="" className="space-background"/>
    <img src="./images/earth.png" alt="" className="earth"/>
    <img src="./images/rocket.png" alt="" className="rocket-ship"/>
    <img src="./images/planet1.png" alt="" className="planet1"/>
    <img src="./images/satellite.png" alt="" className="satellite"/>
    <div className="greeting">[Welcome]</div>
</div>
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It's important in the CSS styles for all of these images that we make sure they have a position of 'fixed' and are positioned using the 'top' property.

This important for later when we use our Parallax HOC Wrapper to make these elements scroll at different speeds.

This is our result:

top


The Middle.

For this section we'll create curved borders and split the section into a left and right side.

<div className="section2" >
    <svg className="svg_curve_top" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" fill="orange" viewBox="0 0 100 100" preserveAspectRatio="none" >
        <path d="M0,100 C65,93 76,10 100,100" />
    </svg>

    <div className="section2_container">
        <div className="left_side">
            // text here
        </div>
        <div className="right_side">
            // image here
        </div>
    </div>

    <svg className="svg_curve_bottom" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" fill="orange" viewBox="0 0 100 100" preserveAspectRatio="none" >
        <path d="M0,0 C65,20 90,5 100,0" />
    </svg>
</div> 
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The svg elements here create a nice curve effect on the top and bottom of this section.

We used the site Cubic Bezier Curve Generator to help us with the code generation.

middle


The Bottom.

A simple text input and unordered lists finish our bottom section.

<div className="section3" >
    Sign up to receive our newsletter!
    <input className="input_email" type="text" name="email" id="email" />
    <MyButton text="Sign Up" />

    <div className="contacts" >
        <section className="contact_section" >
            <ul>
                // your items here
            </ul>
        </section>
        <section className="contact_section" >
            <ul>
                // your items here
            </ul>
        </section>
        <section className="contact_section" >
            <ul>
                // your items here
            </ul>
        </section>
    </div>
</div>
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The 'Button' is a custom component complete with an animation upon clicking.

bottom


Let's handle Parallaxing.

We created this HOC Wrapper in another tutorial.

You can find it here.

We're simply going to wrap anything we wan to move at a different speed in this wrapper and place the new component into our code.

For example,

this:

<img src="./images/rocket.png" alt="" className="rocket-ship"/>
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becomes this:

const RocketShip = JSX_withParallax(<img src="./images/rocket.png" alt="" className="rocket-ship" />, 0.04);
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and is placed in our code like this:

<RocketShip />
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Wrapping everything we want gives us this final effect:

final


There is much more nuance to this project.

Including the code for our custom 'Button' component.

You can view our video tutorial down below.

You can get the source files here.

All space imagery was gathered from Flat Icon.

All contact image icons we're gathered from Font Awesome.


If you want a more in-depth guide, check out my full video tutorial on YouTube, An Object Is A.

React Parallax Website Design

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Himann524 • Edited

Hey, this looks cool! I really like the finished result. But I just can't get what I want, maybe I've had no enough experience yet. Therefore, my option for now is Wordpress and Divi coupon so as not to spend too much money on it. It sounds pretty pathetic, but so far I'm just getting my first steps.