Download a FREE Blurb Expanding Section on Scroll for Divi

Posted on March 21, 2020 by in Divi Resources | 4 comments

Download a FREE Blurb Expanding Section on Scroll for Divi

There are many ways you can use Blurb Modules throughout your page design and now, with Divi’s scroll effects, animating them on scroll becomes an effortless experience. In today’s tutorial, we’ll show you how to create an expanding circular blurb layout that you can use to emphasize four different Blurb Modules. We’ll use Divi’s absolute positioning to achieve our desired outcome and add a separate scroll effect to the entire row container. You’ll be able to download the JSON file for free as well!

Let’s get to it.

Preview

Before we dive into the tutorial, let’s take a quick look at the outcome across different screen sizes.

Desktop

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Mobile

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1. Recreate All Elements

Add New Section

Spacing

Start by adding a new section to the page you’re working on. Open the section settings and modify the top and bottom padding.

  • Top Padding: 7vw
  • Bottom Padding: 7vw

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Add Row

Column Structure

Continue by adding a new row using the following column structure:

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Sizing

Without adding any modules yet, open the row settings and modify the sizing settings as follows:

  • Width: 43vw (Desktop), 85vw (Tablet & Phone)
  • Max Width: 100vw

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Spacing

Remove all default top and bottom padding next.

  • Top Padding: 0px
  • Bottom Padding: 0px

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Column Settings

Spacing

Then, open the column settings and add some custom padding values across different screen sizes.

  • Top Padding: 22vw (Desktop), 40vw (Tablet), 44vw (Phone)
  • Bottom Padding: 22vw (Desktop), 40vw (Tablet), 44vw (Phone)

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Add Text Module to Column

Add H2 Content

Time to add modules, starting with a Text Module containing some H2 content of your choice.

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H2 Text Settings

Move on to the module’s design tab and change the H2 text settings as follows:

  • Heading 2 Font: Quicksand
  • Heading 2 Text Alignment: Center
  • Heading 2 Text Color: #ffffff (Desktop), #000000 (Tablet & Phone)
  • Heading 2 Text Size: 2vw (Desktop), 6vw (Tablet), 7vw (Phone)
  • Heading 2 Line Height: 1.4em

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Sizing

Modify the width values across different screen sizes too.

  • Width: 53% (Desktop), 70% (Tablet & Phone)

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Spacing

Then, add some responsive top margin.

  • Top Margin: 0% (Desktop), -70% (Tablet), -80% (Phone)

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Add Blurb Module to Column

Add Content

The next module we need is a Blurb Module. Enter a title of your chocie.

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Upload Image

Upload an image next. You can find the ones we’re using throughout this tutorial in the download file at the beginning of this tutorial.

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Add Link

Add a link too.

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Background Color

Along with a background color.

  • Background Color: #ffffff

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Title Text Settings

Move on to the design tab and change the title text settings as follows:

  • Title Heading Level: H3
  • Title Font: Quicksand
  • Title Font Weight: Bold
  • Title Text Alignment: Center
  • Title Text Size: 1vw (Desktop), 3vw (Tablet & Phone)

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Sizing

Then, make some changes to the sizing settings.

  • Image Width: 50% (Desktop), 30% (Tablet), 25% (Phone)
  • Width: 18% (Desktop), 23% (Tablet), 30% (Phone)
  • Height: 18% (Desktop), 23% (Tablet), 30% (Phone)

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Border

We’re adding some border radius too.

  • All Corners: 500px

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Box Shadow

Up next, we have a subtle box shadow.

  • Box Shadow Vertical Position: 23px
  • Box Shadow Blur Strength: 80px
  • Shadow Color: rgba(0,0,0,0.19)

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Filter

And we’ll change the hue in the filters settings as well.

  • Hue: 67deg

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Main Element & Blurb Image CSS

Now, navigate to the advanced tab and add some custom CSS code lines to make some additional responsive tweaks.

Main Element:

display: flex;
align-items: center;

Blurb Image:

margin-bottom: 0px

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Clone Blurb Module Three Times

Once you’ve completed the first Blurb Module, you can clone it three times.

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Change Content, Icon & Link

Make sure you change the title, icon and link for each duplicate.

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2. Put The Pieces Together

Add Responsive Section Background Image

Now that we have all the elements in place, it’s time to put the pieces together. First, we’ll upload a section background image and modify the background image position across smaller screen sizes. You can find the background image we’re using in the download post that was shared at the beginning of this tutorial.

  • Background Image Size: Fit
  • Background Image Position: Center (Desktop), Bottom Center (Tablet & Phone)

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Text Module Position

Next, we’ll open the Text Module and change the position.

  • Position: Absolute
  • Location: Center

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Blurb Module #1 Position

Then, we’ll open the first Blurb Module in the list and change the position accordingly:

  • Position: Absolute
  • Location: Top Center

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Blurb Module #2 Position

We’ll modify the second Blurb Module’s position too.

  • Position: Absolute
  • Location: Bottom Center

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Blurb Module #3 Position

Up next, we’ have the third Blurb Module’s position.

  • Position: Absolute
  • Location: Right Center

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Blurb Module #4 Position

And last but not least, we’ll also reposition the fourth Blurb Module as follows:

  • Position: Absolute
  • Location: Left Center

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Row Fading In and Out Scroll Effect

The last steps to this tutorial include adding a fading in and out scroll effect to the row container.

  • Enable Fading In and Out: Yes
  • Starting Opacity: 0%
  • Mid Opacity: 0% (at 25%)
  • Ending Opacity: 100% (at 29%)

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Row Scaling Up and Down Scroll Effect

Complete the design and effect using a row scaling up and down scroll effect and you’re done!

  • Enable Scaling Up and Down: Yes
  • Starting Scale: 20%
  • Mid Scale: 20% (at 23%)
  • Ending Scale: 120% (at 37%)

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Preview

Now that we’ve gone through all the steps, let’s take a final look at the outcome across different screen sizes.

Desktop

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Mobile

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Final Thoughts

In this post, we’ve shown you how to get creative with Divi’s new scroll effects. More specifically, we’ve shown you how to create an expanding blurb effect that highlights the different blurb items in a circular element. You were able to download the JSON file for free as well! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below.

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4 Comments

  1. You have shown us how to create, thats good, for people who cannot do it you have provided with a link to free download the JSON file, but no where did you explain how to install this JSON file

  2. In Mobile and tab view , Three icons are showing , one is not showing. The same problem occurs with with the JSON file provided in this post.
    Can you tell how to solve this problem ? plz

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