i just saw this this evening - what is this effect called? http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/11127248/how-catcher-framing-becoming-great-skill-smart-teams-new-york-yankees-espn-magazine - i am curious if it is a custom build or if it is something that can be done in wordpress perhaps also?
ESPN, I'm sure they have a large team of developers, designers, writers, graphic artists, etc. etc.
It's called "parallax"
Can it be done with WordPress? perhapshttps://wordpress.org/themes/parallaxhttp://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-wp-parallax-slider/
What they are doing on that site isn't really parallax—which usually involves various things scrolling at different rates. The effect on that site is easily done with CSS alone:
A rare treat these days! ... which is a sad thing to have to say in this post-WebStandards, let's-just-do-everything-with-JS era.[/ot]