How to Build an Interactive List on Scroll with Divi’s Sticky Options

Posted on February 20, 2021 by in Divi Resources | 3 comments

How to Build an Interactive List on Scroll with Divi’s Sticky Options

Divi’s sticky options allow you to effortlessly add interaction to the pages you create and design. If you’re looking for a way to mention multiple items without just creating a static list, you’ll enjoy this tutorial. Today, we’re showing you how to build an interactive list on scroll using Divi’s sticky options. As people are scrolling down the section, different items are added to the list on the left. This helps keep an overview. You’ll be able to download the free JSON file 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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Create Element Structure

Add New Section

Background Color

Start by adding a new section to the page you’re working on. Add a background color to the section.

  • Background Color: #f2f2f2

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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 modules yet, open the row settings and change the sizing settings as follows:

  • Width: 100%
  • Max Width: 100%

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Column 1 Background Color

Then, open the column 1 settings and add a background color.

  • Background Color: #f2f2f2

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Column 1 Spacing

Modify the column’s spacing settings next.

  • Top Padding:
    • Tablet: 20px
    • Phone: 20px
  • Bottom Padding:
    • Tablet: 20px
    • Phone: 20px
  • Left Padding: 3%
  • Right Padding: 3%

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Column 1 Z Index

And increase the column’s z index in the advanced tab.

  • Z Index: 12

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Add Text Module #1 to Column 1

Add Content

Time to add modules, starting with a first Text Module in column 1. Add some content of your choice.

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Text Settings

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

  • Text Font: Playfair Display
  • Text Font Weight: Bold
  • Text Font Style: Italic
  • Text Color: #bfbfbf
  • Text Size:
    • Desktop: 2vw
    • Tablet: 5vw
    • Phone: 8vw
  • Text Line Height: 1em

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Add Text Module #2 to Column 2

Add H3 Content

Add another Text Module to the column with some H3 content of your choice.

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H3 Text Settings

Move on to the module’s design tab and change the H3 text settings as follows:

  • Heading 3 Font: Playfair Display
  • Heading 3 Font Weight: Bold
  • Heading 3 Text Color: #000000
  • Heading 3 Text Size:
    • Desktop: 3vw
    • Tablet: 10vw
    • Phone: 12vw

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Spacing

Add some custom top and bottom margin next.

  • Top Margin: 2vh
  • Bottom Margin: 2vh

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Transform Scale

Then, apply some custom transform scale settings.

  • Both: 300%

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Transform Translate

And complete the module settings by applying the following transform translate settings:

  • Bottom: 30%

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Add Divider Module to Column 1

Visibility

The last module we need in column 1 is a Divider Module. Make sure the “Show Divider” option is enabled.

  • Show Divider: Yes

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Line

Move on to the module’s design tab and change the line settings accordingly:

  • Line Color: #000000
  • Line Style: Solid
  • Line Position: Top

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Sizing

Modify the module’s sizing settings too.

  • Divider Weight: 4px
  • Divider Height: 4px

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Add Image Module to Column 2

Leave Image Box Empty

In column 2, the first module we’ll add is an Image Module. Leave the image box empty.

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Background Image

Use a background image instead.

  • Background Image Size: Cover
  • Background Image Position: Center

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Spacing

And to allow the background image to show up, we’ll modify the spacing settings as follows:

  • Top Margin:
    • Desktop: 15vh
    • Tablet & Phone: 0vh
  • Top Padding: 33vh
  • Bottom Padding: 33vh

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Add Text Module to Column 2

Add Content

The next and last module we need is a Text Module below the Image Module. Add some description content of your choice.

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Text Settings

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

  • Text Font: Cabin
  • Text Color: #000000
  • Text Size:
    • Desktop: 1.2vw
    • Tablet: 2.3vw
    • Phone: 3.4vw
  • Text Line Height: 1.6em

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Spacing

Complete the module settings by changing the module’s spacing settings accordingly:

  • Left Padding:
    • Tablet & Phone: 5%
  • Right Padding: 5%

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Apply Sticky Effects

Turn Column #1 Sticky

Now that all elements are in place, we can start applying the sticky settings. Open the column 1 settings and use the following responsive sticky settings in the advanced tab:

  • Sticky Position: Stick to Top
  • Bottom Sticky Limit
    • Desktop: Section
    • Tablet & Phone: Row
  • Offset From Surrounding Sticky Elements:
    • Desktop: Yes
    • Tablet & Phone: No
  • Transition Default and Sticky Styles: Yes

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Text Module #1 in Column #1: Sticky Settings

Height

Now that column 1 has been turned sticky, we can start applying some sticky settings to the elements inside this column. We’ll start with the first Text Module’s height.

  • Height: 0px
  • Sticky Height: Auto

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Opacity

We’re modifying the opacity too.

  • Opacity: 0%
  • Sticky Opacity: 100%

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Text Module #2 in Column #1: Sticky Settings

Transform Scale

Next, we’ll open the second Text Module in column 1. Bring back the transform scale values to “100%” in a sticky state.

  • Sticky Both: 100%

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Transform Translate

Change the sticky transform translate settings too.

  • Sticky Bottom: 0%

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Transition

And complete the module settings by increasing the transition duration in the advanced tab.

  • Transition: 1000ms

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Divider Module: Sticky Settings

Max Width

Last but not least, we’ll also modify the Divider Module’s max width.

  • Max Width: 0px
  • Sticky Max Width: 120px

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Clone Row Twice

Once your first row has been completed, you can clone it twice.

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Change All Content & Images

Make sure you change all content and images and you’re done!

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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 sticky options. More specifically, we’ve shown you how to build an interactive list on scroll. As people are scrolling down the section design, different items of your list are collected on the left side. This gives a structured overview and helps you create an interactive design. You can use this approach for any type of list you want to share on your pages! You were able to download the JSON file for free as well. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below.

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3 Comments

  1. I would like to know:

    This could be use for a blog, right?

    Going to the Theme Builder, changing the blog section adding this and boom.

    So all the Headings would be the list on the left side and it would be AMAZING

  2. That looks nice.

  3. How do you import this into the divi site?

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