Looking for a way to put your global header on top of your pages’ hero sections? In today’s Divi tutorial, we’ll show you exactly how to do that. We’ll recreate a stunning global header from scratch (using Divi’s Theme Builder) and we’ll apply a floating effect to the menu bar. You’ll be able to download the JSON file for free as well!
Let’s get to it.
Before we dive into the tutorial, let’s take a quick look at the outcome across different screen sizes.
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1. Go to Divi Theme Builder & Add New Template
Go to Divi Theme Builder
Start by going to the Divi Theme Builder.
Start Building Global Header
Then, click on ‘Add Global Header’ and continue by selecting ‘Build Global Header’.
2. Start Building Global Header
Once you’re inside the template editor, you’ll notice a section on the page. Open that section and change the background color into a completely transparent one. This will allow everything below the section to show through.
- Background Color: rgba(0,0,0,0)
Go to the section’s design tab next and change the width.
- Width: 100%
Remove all default top and bottom padding too.
- Top Padding: 0px
- Bottom Padding: 0px
And to make sure the section remains on top off all hero section content, we’ll need to increase the section’s z index in the visibility settings.
- Z Index: 99999
Add New Row
Once you’ve completed the section settings, you can add a new row using the following column structure:
Without adding any modules yet, open the row settings and change the sizing settings as follows:
- Equalize Column Heights: Yes
- Width: 100%
- Max Width: 100%
Add some custom top and bottom padding next.
- Top Padding: 2vw
- Bottom Padding: 0vw
Then, go to the advanced tab and make sure the columns remain next to each other on smaller screen sizes by adding one single line of CSS code to the row’s main element.
Continue by opening the column 2 settings and change the background color into a semi-transparent one.
- Background Color: rgba(255,255,255,0.71)
Add a bottom border to the column too.
- Bottom Border Width: 2px
- Bottom Border Color: #f4583f
And create a floating effect by adding a subtle box shadow.
- Box Shadow Vertical Position: 20px
- Box Shadow Blur Strength: 50px
- Box Shadow Spread Strength: -20px
- Shadow Color: rgba(0,0,0,0.23)
Add Image Module to Column 1
Once you’ve completed the row and column settings, it’s time to add the modules, starting with an Image Module in column 1. Upload a logo with a transparent background.
Move on to the module’s design tab and change the alignment.
- Image Alignment : Center
Change the module’s width in the sizing settings too.
- Width: 8vw (Desktop), 14vw (Tablet), 21vw (Phone)
Add Menu Module to Column 2
On to the next column. There, the only module we need is a Menu Module. Select a menu of your choice.
Remove Background Color
Then, go to the background settings and remove the background color.
Move on to the module’s design tab and change the layout.
- Style: Centered
- Dropdown Menu Direction: Downwards
Style the menu text settings too.
- Menu Font: Muli
- Menu Text Color: #6f6666
- Menu Text Size: 1vw (Desktop), 2vw (Tablet), 3vw (Phone)
Change the dropdown menu settings next.
- Dropdown Menu Line Color: #f4583f
Use that same color for the hamburger menu icon color in the icons settings.
- Hamburger Menu Icon Color: #f4583f
Complete the module’s settings by adding some top and bottom padding in the spacing settings.
- Top Padding: 1.5vw
- Bottom Padding: 1.5vw
Add Button Module to Column 3
On to the next and last column. Add a Button Module with some copy of your choice.
Change the module’s alignment next.
- Button Alignment: Center
Continue by styling the button accordingly:
- Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
- Button Text Size: 0.9vw (Desktop), 1.5vw (Tablet), 2.5vw (Phone)
- Button Text Color: #ffffff
- Button Background Color: #f4583f
- Button Border Width: 0px
- Button Border Color: #f4583f
- Button Border Radius: 0px
- Button Font: Muli
- Button Font Weight: Bold
And complete the module’s settings by adding some custom padding across different screen sizes.
- Top Padding: 1vw (Desktop), 2vw (Tablet), 3vw (Phone)
- Bottom Padding: 1vw (Desktop), 2vw (Tablet), 3vw (Phone)
- Left Padding: 2vw (Desktop), 3vw (Tablet), 4vw (Phone)
- Right Padding: 2vw (Desktop), 3vw (Tablet), 4vw (Phone)
Additional Section Settings
Default Main Element
Once you’ve completed the overall design, there’s one thing left to do; placing the section on top of your page content. To do that, we’ll need to add two lines of CSS code to the section’s main element.
position: absolute; top: 0;
Hover Main Element
Make sure you add those same lines of CSS code to the hover option of the main element. This will prevent the section from flickering once you hover it.
position: absolute; top: 0;
3. Save Builder Changes & View Result
Once you’ve completed the section, you can save the global header and view the result on your website!
Now that we’ve gone through all the steps, let’s take a final look at the outcome across different screen sizes.
In this post, we’ve shown you how to create a floating menu bar with Divi’s Theme Builder. This is a great way to blend your header and hero sections. The header is placed on top of the first section on your page or post. 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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