How to Creatively Use Divi’s Row Borders to Create a Stunning Hero Section Design

Posted on July 5, 2019 by in Divi Resources | 5 comments

How to Creatively Use Divi’s Row Borders to Create a Stunning Hero Section Design

Your page’s hero section usually sets the bar for the rest of the page. It also plays a major role in your visitors’ first impression. With Divi, you can create amazing hero sections using the built-in options only. Now, if you’re looking for a way to make your next hero section stand out, you’ll love this post. We’re going to show you how to create an effective and beautiful hero section design while playing around with Divi’s row borders. You’ll be able to download the design 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.

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Add New Section

Gradient Background

Go ahead and create a new page or open an existing one. Add a new regular section, open the section settings and add the following gradient background:

  • Color 1: #7e2dff
  • Color 2: #ffffff
  • Start Position: 63%
  • End Position: 63%

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Spacing

Move on to the design tab and add some custom top and bottom padding across different screen sizes.

  • Top Padding: 6vw (Desktop), 13vw (Tablet), 32vw (Phone)
  • Bottom Padding: 6vw (Desktop), 10vw (Tablet), 20vw (Phone)

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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 max width.

  • Max Width: 100%

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Spacing

Remove the default top and bottom padding of the row as well.

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

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Add Image Module to Column

Upload Image

Time to start adding modules! The first module we need is an Image Module. Upload the image which you can find in the zipped folder you were able to download at the beginning of this tutorial. If you prefer using another image, make sure you’re using a width of 1160px and a height of 1385px.

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Sizing

Move on to the design tab of the Image Module and enable the ‘Force Fullwidth’ option.

  • Force Fullwidth: Yes

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Spacing

Modify the spacing settings next.

  • Show Space Below The Image: No
  • Left Padding: 17vw

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Border

And add ’50vw’ to the top right corner of the Image Module.

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Filters

We’re also changing the colors of our image to match our color palette. Open the filters settings and apply the following settings:

  • Hue: 211deg
  • Saturation: 600%
  • Brightness: 67%
  • Contrast: 112%
  • Invert: 18%

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Add Text Module #1 to Column

Add H1 Content

The second module we need in this row is a Text Module with some H1 content.

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H1 Text Settings

Move on to the design tab and change the H1 text settings accordingly:

  • Heading Font: Montserrat
  • Heading Font Weight: Semi Bold
  • Heading Text Color: #ffffff
  • Heading Text Size: 5vw
  • Heading Letter Spacing: -2px

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Sizing

Modify the width of the module next.

  • Width: 70%

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Spacing

And create an overlap between this and the previous module using some negative top margin.

  • Top Margin: -57vw (Desktop), -75vw (Tablet), -91vw (Phone)

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Add Divider Module to Column

Visibility

The next module we need is a Divider Module. Make sure the ‘Show Divider’ option is enabled.

  • Show Divider: Yes

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Line

Change the line color next.

  • Line Color: #00dcff

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Sizing

Modify the sizing settings as well.

  • Divider Weight: 0.8vw
  • Width: 27%

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Add Text Module #2 to Column

Add Paragraph Content

Continue by adding a new Text Module with some paragraph content of your choice.

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Text Settings

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

  • Text Font: Open Sans
  • Text Color: #ffffff
  • Text Size: 1vw (Desktop), 2vw (Tablet), 2.5vw (Phone)
  • Text Line Height: 1.8em

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Sizing

Modify the width of the module as well.

  • Width: 53% (Desktop), 65% (Tablet), 100% (Phone)

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Add Button Module to Column

Add Copy

The next and last module we need in this row is a Button Module. Add some copy of your choice.

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Button Settings

Go to the button settings next and change the style of your button accordingly:

  • Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size: 1vw (Desktop), 2vw (Tablet), 3vw (Phone)
  • Button Text Color: #ffffff
  • Button Background Color: #000000
  • Button Border Width: 0px
  • Button Font: Open Sans

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Spacing

Add some custom padding values as well.

  • Top Padding: 1vw
  • Bottom Padding: 1vw
  • Left Padding: 4vw
  • Right Padding: 4vw

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Add Row #2

Column Structure

On to the next row! Choose the following column structure:

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Background Color

Without adding any modules yet, open the row settings. Change the background color into white.

  • Background Color: #ffffff

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Sizing

Move on to the design tab and increase the max width.

  • Max Width: 100%

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Spacing

Add some custom padding values next.

  • Top Padding: 3vw
  • Bottom Padding: 8vw
  • Left Padding: 7vw
  • Right Padding: 7vw

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Border

We’ll continue by adding ’20vw’ to the bottom left and top right corners of the row. We’ll add a top border using the following settings as well:

  • Top Border Width: 1.2vw
  • Top Border Color: #00dcff

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Box Shadow

We’re also adding a subtle box shadow to create depth on the page.

  • Box Shadow Blur Strength: 120px

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Z Index

To make sure the row appears on top of the Image Module, we’re going to increase the row Z Index in the visibility settings.

  • Z Index: 10

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Add Blurb Module to Column 1

Add Content

Once you’ve completed the row settings, you can add a Blurb Module to the row’s first column. Enter some content of your choice.

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Select Icon

Select an icon of your choice next.

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Icon Settings

Move on to the design tab and change the icon settings.

  • Icon Color: #000000
  • Icon Placement: Top
  • Use Icon Font Size: Yes
  • Icon Font Size: 5vw

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Title Text Settings

Modify the title settings too.

  • Title Font: Montserrat
  • Title Font Weight: Bold
  • Title Text Alignment: Center
  • Title Text Color: #000000
  • Title Text Size: 1.1vw (Desktop), 2.5vw (Tablet), 3vw (Phone)
  • Title Letter Spacing: -1px

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Body Text Settings

Along with the body text settings.

  • Body Font: Open Sans
  • Body Text Alignment: Center
  • Body Text Size: 0.8vw (Desktop), 1.6vw (Tablet), 2vw (Phone)
  • Body Line Height: 1.5vw (Desktop), 3vw (Tablet & Phone)

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Clone Blurb Module Twice & Place Duplicates in Remaining Columns

Once you’ve completed the Blurb Module in column 1, you can clone it twice and place the duplicates in the two remaining columns of the row.

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Change Content

Make sure you change the content of both duplicates 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.

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Final Thoughts

In this post, we’ve shown you how to get creative with Divi’s built-in row borders to create a stunning hero section that you can use for your next Divi project. We’ve recreated a beautiful example from scratch and you were also able to download the JSON file for free. If you have any questions or suggestions, make sure you leave a comment in the comment section below!

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5 Comments

  1. Thank you for another fantastic layout Donjete!

  2. This looks amazing, I will give it a try.

  3. This is very informative, but can this theme be used to manage a mediocre e-commerce store?
    TIA

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