For the fun, I thought I would throw together a little parallax scrolling engine. While parallax scrolling has been around for a while I am always impressed by the results it gives for something so simple. It also gave me a good reason to hit up illustrator again.
If you were not aware, parallax scrolling is a rendering technique of moving background images at different speeds based on their depth. The further back a layer is, the slower it is to move. This creates a really nice immersive effect, especially in a 2D scrolling environment.