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I have parallax scrolling on this page http://www.beaconhilldesign.co.nz/onl/paralax.html.
Works fine in all browers except Firefox (latest version) where the movement is jerky.
Can anyone tell me whay this is and more importantly how to rectify?
Cheers,
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by:jjperezaguinaga
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Greetings Neil_Bradley,

Parallax is indeed a neat plugin! But in order to use it you have to make sure your import it first! ;)

From my console:
Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found)
http://www.beaconhilldesign.co.nz/onl/js/jquery.parallaxscroll.js

See if that fixes the problem since most likely your browsers were catching it locally!

Cheers!
-JJ
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by:Neil_Bradley
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Hi jjperezaguinaga,
apologies for the error with in test page. The missing link has now been fixed.
The problem is still there when viewing the page via Firefox..
Cheers,
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by:jjperezaguinaga
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Hello again!

I'm sorry, but I can't preview your demo in my browser (Chrome), as it seems you are not triggering parallax. Can you update that please, so I can make sure the code is not working?
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by:Neil_Bradley
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I have re made the link: http://www.beaconhilldesign.co.nz/onl/test.html
Tested it in IE as far back as version 7, Chrome, and Safari and no problems. In Firefox the scrolling is still jerky.
Thanks for your patience..
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jjperezaguinaga earned 2000 total points
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Hello Neil!

No problem at all! First, my apologies, I thought you were using other parallax plugin! http://stolksdorf.github.com/Parallaxjs/

However, I tried it on Firefox 11, Chrome, Opera and IE9 and it seems working fairly good. I see, however, the author of the plugin noted that there are indeed some bugs in Firefox.

http://jonraasch.com/blog/scrolling-parallax-jquery-plugin (comments section)

Now, since it's a third party plugin, I could advice you to send the author if he knows about the issue. If you like that plugin too much, that could be your best option, but I bet there are other parallax like plugins around :)

Hope it helped!
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by:Neil_Bradley
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Thanks for persisting with this question. Yes, you are correct. I see that there have been a few issues with this plugin. I think I will troll the web and find another less buggy version.
Cheers,
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