How to Create Sticky Section Titles with Divi

Posted on December 29, 2020 by in Divi Resources | 2 comments

How to Create Sticky Section Titles with Divi

The way you design your pages is a direct reflection of your brand. That’s why at some point in your design brainstorm, you might want to find and add unique design elements to your website that’ll help generate a pattern throughout all pages. One unique way to highlight your website’s identity is by using sticky section titles. These sticky section titles will follow your visitors’ navigation behavior by sticking to the top of their browser. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create sticky section titles using Divi’s sticky options. The sticky section titles will be less emphasized once your visitors are scrolling, but will be visible enough for them to recognize the section they’re at. 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. Create Section Design

Add New Section

Spacing

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

  • Top Padding: 200px
  • Bottom Padding: 200px

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Add Row #1

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:

  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 1
  • Width: 100%
  • Max Width: 100%

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Add Text Module to Column

Add H2 Content

Now, add a Text Module to the row’s column and insert some H2 content of your choice.

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H2 Text Settings

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

  • Heading 2 Font: Poppins
  • Heading 2 Font Weight: Semi Bold
  • Heading 2 Text Alignment: Center
  • Heading 2 Text Color: #000000
  • Heading 2 Text Size:
    • Desktop: 20vw
    • Tablet & Phone: 28vw

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Add Row #2

Column Structure

Add another row right below the previous one using the following column structure:

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Sizing

Open the row settings and change the sizing settings accordingly:

  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 1
  • Width: 100%
  • Max Width: 100%

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Add Text Module to Column 2

Add Content

Then, add a first Text Module to column 2 with some descriptive content of your choice.

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Text Settings

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

  • Text Font: Poppins
  • Text Color: #000000
  • Text Size:
    • Desktop: 2vw
    • Tablet: 4vw
    • Phone: 5vw
  • Text Letter Spacing: -0.1vw
  • Text Line Height: 1.6em

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Sizing

Modify the sizing settings across different screen sizes too.

  • Width:
    • Desktop: 70%
    • Tablet & Phone: 90%
  • Module Alignment: Center

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Add Image Module to Column 2

Upload Image

On to the next module, which is an Image Module. Upload an image of your choice.

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Sizing

Move on to the module’s design tab and force fullwidth on the image.

  • Force Fullwidth: Yes

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Spacing

Add some top margin too.

  • Top Margin: 100px

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Add Button Module to Column 2

Add Copy

Next up, we have a Button Module. Add some copy of your choice.

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Button Settings

Change the module’s button settings accordingly:

  • Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size:
    • Desktop: 1.5vw
    • Tablet: 2.5vw
    • Phone: 3.5vw
  • Button Text Color: #ffffff
  • Button Background Color: #f6223e
  • Button Border Width: 0px
  • Button Border Radius: 0px

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  • Button Font: Poppins
  • Show Button Icon: Yes
  • Button Icon Placement: Left
  • Only Show Icon On Hover for Button: No

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Spacing

And complete the module settings by adding some custom padding values across different screen sizes.

  • Top Padding:
    • Desktop & Tablet: 3%
    • Phone: 5%
  • Bottom Padding:
    • Desktop & Tablet: 3%
    • Phone: 5%
  • Left Padding:
    • Desktop: 5vw
    • Tablet: 8vw
    • Phone: 12vw
  • Right Padding:
    • Desktop: 5vw
    • Tablet: 8vw
    • Phone: 12vw

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Add Text Module to Column 2

Add Bullet List Content

The next and last module we’ll add to this column is another Text Module. Add the list items of your choice to the content box.

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Text Settings

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

  • Text Font: Poppins
  • Text Color: #000000
  • Text Size:
    • Desktop: 2vw
    • Tablet: 4vw
    • Phone: 5vw
  • Text Letter Spacing: -0.1vw
  • Text Line Height: 1.6em

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Ordered List Text Settings

Make some changes to the ordered list text settings too.

  • Ordered List Text Color: #ff2340
  • Ordered List Line Height: 1.6em
  • Ordered List Style Type: upper-roman
  • Ordered List Style Position: Outside

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Add Black Text Color to List Items Individually in Content Box

Then, we’ll turn the items back to black by navigating to the content box and manually adding a black text color to each one of the list items.

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Sizing

Next, we’ll change the sizing settings across different screen sizes.

  • Width:
    • Desktop: 70%
    • Tablet & Phone: 90%
  • Module Alignment: Center

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Spacing

We’ll apply some custom margin and padding values to the module’s spacing settings too.

  • Top Margin: 50px
  • Left Padding: 5%
  • Right Padding: 5%

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2. Apply Sticky Effect to Section Title

Add Sticky Effect to Row

Now that we’ve set up the foundation of our design, it’s time to make the effect happen that you were able to see in the preview of this post. To do that, we’ll turn our entire first row sticky by opening the row settings, going to the advanced tab and applying the following settings:

  • Sticky Position: Stick to Top
  • Bottom Sticky Limit: Section
  • Offset From Surrounding Sticky Elements: Yes
  • Transition Default and Sticky Styles

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Modify Row Z Index

To make sure the sticky row remains below the second row in our design, we’ll assign a z index of “1” to our sticky row. When scrolling, you’ll see the sticky row and its Text Module go below the second row’s modules.

  • Z Index: 1

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Add Column 2 Blend Mode (Row #2)

However, as you could notice in the preview of this post, the sticky section title is visible at all times. To achieve that effect, we’ll add a blend module to the second column of our second row. This will help blend the sticky row and the modules in the second row, while still maintaining a low z index for the sticky row.

  • Blend Mode: Multiply

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Change Sticky H2 Text Settings

We’ll apply some sticky styles to our Text Module in row #1 too. Start by changing the H2 text color in a sticky state and apply a custom text shadow as well.

  • Sticky H2 Text Color: #ffffff
  • Heading 2 Text Shadow: Second Option (See Print Sreen Below)
  • Heading 2 Text Shadow Color:
    • Default: rgba(0,0,0,0)
    • Sticky: rgba(0,0,0,0.08)

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Change Sticky Text Module Spacing

We’ll change the module’s position as well using some negative sticky left margin in the spacing settings

  • Sticky Left Margin: -35%

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Increase Text Module Transition Duration

And to assure a smooth transition, we’ll increase the transition duration in the advanced tab.

  • Transition Duration: 500ms

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3. Reuse Section

Clone Section

Now that we have one completed section, including sticky section title, we can reuse the entire section up to as many times as we want by cloning it.

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Change Title Content

Make sure you change the title content in the first row.

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Match Text Size to Character Length

Depending on how many characters your new H2 title has, you might want to adjust the heading 2 text size.

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Change All Other Content & Images

And of course, you’ll need to change all other content in the duplicate section as well. That’s it!

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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 create sticky section titles that follow your visitors throughout the design you’re creating. This effect gives your design an extra dimension and a seamless transition. 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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  1. Day by day we learn new elements and designs. Thanks for the instructive post, now it’s time to train it

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