Protopie Parallax Scrolling

My First Post 🥳

I’m thrilled to share that I have finally mastered the parallax scrolling technique in Protopie, thanks to the amazing Soda Design (link here). It’s been quite a journey, and I’m proud of the progress I’ve made. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps I took to achieve this effect.

To begin with, it’s important to mention that the design assets were not readily available. Therefore, I started by reimagining everything in Figma and making the necessary adjustments. Here are the key steps I followed:

1. Figma’s Internal Grid Layout

I utilized Figma’s internal grid layout feature to ensure a well-structured design. It provided a solid foundation for the parallax scrolling effect.

2. Adjusting Gutter Width and Column Specifications

To achieve the desired aesthetic, I made precise adjustments to the gutter width and column specifications. This allowed for a seamless flow of content as users scroll through the page.

3. Adding Rulers/Guides

Rulers and guides are invaluable tools that assist in maintaining consistency and alignment throughout the design. I carefully placed them to ensure a satisfying visual experience.

4. Creating a Custom Palette

To further enhance the visual appeal, I created a custom color palette that perfectly complemented the overall design. This added a personal touch and made the scrolling experience even more delightful.

5. Importing Files to Protopie

Once I was satisfied with the design in Figma, I seamlessly imported the files into Protopie. This allowed me to bring the design to life and integrate the parallax scrolling effect effortlessly.

6. A Dash of Frustration (Just Kidding)

It’s important to acknowledge that mastering any technique comes with its fair share of challenges. During this process, I encountered moments of frustration and questioned my sanity. But remember, it’s all part of the learning experience and it’s okay to face setbacks along the way.

Before wrapping up, I would like to give credit to Soda Design for the concept and layout inspiration. You can find their work on Dribbble @Haerin. Additionally, I used the Unsplash Plugin via Figma to source the images, which added a touch of visual appeal to the final result.

Finally, a shout out to myself for not giving up and recreating the design several times from scratch. Persistence and determination truly paid off, and I hope this tutorial inspires you to explore the world of Protopie parallax scrolling.

Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t be discouraged by the initial challenges. With time and effort, you too can master this captivating technique. Happy scrolling! 🚀