Skrollr – A simple parallax scroller library

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We recently found this lightweight JavaScript library that helps you to create beautiful parallax scrolling effects. This in simple terms is animation based on the users scrolling position. Skrollr a creation of Alexander Prinzhorn and his team was brought our attention when it was used by the Guardian in their recent US election coverage. This library is so easy to use and converts the scroll bar into a timeline, you do not have to know any JavaScript to use it and everything is defined in multiple custom style attributes on each dom element you want to animate. For example: <div data-0=”background-color:rgb(0,0,255);” data-500=”background-color:rgb(255,0,0);”>WOOOT</div> […]

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I have recently been using a great service called It simply connects with your gmail account and automatically extracts the contact information from incoming emails. The sign up process is a breeze and the offer both a free (manual acceptance of contacts every week) and a premium service (automatic contact adding daily). The premium offer is great as it is only around £5 a month, however with there current promotion it is possible to get significant discounts (I got 50%) or free months. Plus their refer a friend scheme is very simple, 1 friend equals 1 month. The bonus […]