The locomotive scroll is always a bit of a hit-or-miss to designers. Some absolutely hate it due to questionable UX, but many agencies that have Awwwards SOTD sites use it (or something similar) so it's definitely widely loved as well. Others think that it depends on the site and whether it adds to the overall experience.
I don't hear this topic a lot among devs though, so I wonder what you guys think of it!
Locomotive scroll is a smooth scrolling plugin made by the web agency (surprise surprise) Locomotive. All you have to do is add the plugin, initialise it, and add a tiny bit of HTML where you'd like the scrolling behaviour to be. It also includes parallax features using the "scroll speed" of your elements.
What it does is replacing the default scrolling behaviour of pages and replace it with a much more easened scroll. This generally gives scrolling through the page a more pleasing feeling.
Here are some examples of sites that use the locomotive scroll (or similar behaviour that looks like it):
- The plugin's demo
- Locomotive's site (of course...)
- Normal Studio
- Thierry Chopain
- Synchronized studio
Do you find it mezmerising or are you one of those people who absolutely can't stand it?
Update: Elaborated a bit on how Locomotive scroll works for those who aren't familiar with plugins like this one.