The more you get familiar with Divi, the more you realize how far the built-in features can go. Sometimes, it might even become tempting to start combining them. But as with everything in design, harmony should be prioritized. Using features such as scroll effects and sticky options works best if they don’t overburden the design. Now, in this tutorial, we’ll use both Divi’s scroll effects and sticky options to create an effortless design and user scrolling experience. The effects we’ll apply have been harmonized to work well together and add value to the design. You will 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. Create Design Structure
Add New Section
Before we focus on the scroll effects and sticky options, we’ll start building the design. Add a new section to the page you’re working on, open the section settings and include the following gradient background:
- Color 1: #78998c
- Color 2: rgba(120,153,140,0.13)
- Gradient Type: Linear
- Gradient Direction: 90deg
- Start Position: 10%
- End Position: 10%
Go to the section’s advanced tab and hide both overflows.
- Horizontal Overflow: Hidden
- Vertical Overflow: Hidden
Add New Row
Continue by adding a new row using the following column structure:
Without adding modules yet, open the row settings and change the sizing settings accordingly:
- Width: 100%
- Max Width: 2580px
Add some bottom margin too.
- Bottom Margin: 50px
Column 2 Spacing
Then, open the column 2 settings and apply the following padding values:
- Top Padding: 5vh
- Bottom Padding: 5vh
- Left Padding: 8%
- Right Padding: 8%
Add Text Module to Column 1
Add H3 Content
Time to add modules, starting with a Text Module in column 1. Add some content of your choice.
Include the following gradient background next:
- Color 1: rgba(8,45,18,0.52)
- Color 2: rgba(255,255,255,0)
- Gradient Type: Linear
- Place Gradient Above Background Image: Yes
Then, upload a background image of your choice.
- Background image Size: Cover
- Background Image Position: Center
H3 Text Settings
Move on to the design tab and change the H3 text settings accordingly:
- Heading 3 Font: Prata
- Heading 3 Font Style: Uppercase
- Heading 3 Text Alignment: Center
- Heading 3 Text Color: #ffffff
- Heading 3 Text Size: 42px
- Heading 3 Line Height: 1.2em
Complete the module settings using the following spacing values:
- Top Margin: 20vh
- Bottom Margin: 20vh
- Top Padding: 48vh
- Bottom Padding: 48vh
Add Text Module #1 to Column 2
Add H4 Content
On to column 2. There, the first module we need is a Text Module with some H4 content.
H4 Text Settings
Move on to the module’s design tab and change the H4 text settings as follows:
- Heading 4 Font: Prata
- Heading 4 Font Style: Uppercase
- Heading 4 Text Color: #155100
- Heading 4 Text Size:
- Desktop: 45px
- Tablet: 40px
- Phone: 35px
- Heading 4 Line Height: 1.3em
Add Divider Module to Column 2
Add a Divider Module right below the Text Module and make sure the “Show Divider” option is enabled.
- Show Divider: Yes
Move on to the module’s design tab and change the line color.
- Line Color: #e8ddc9
Then, modify the sizing settings.
- Divider Weight: 5px
- Height: 5px
Add Text Module #2 to Column 2
Add Description Content
Add another Text Module right below the Divider Module. Add some description content of your choice.
Move on to the module’s design tab and change the text settings accordingly:
- Text Font: Lato
- Text Color: #155100
- Text Size:
- Desktop: 20px
- Tablet & Phone: 16px
- Text Letter Spacing: -0.5px
- Text Line Height: 1.8em
We’re modifying the width in the sizing settings too.
- Desktop: 72%
- Tablet & Phone: 100%
Add Button Module to Column 2
The next and last module we need in column 2 is a Button Module.
Style the button accordingly:
- Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
- Button Text Size: 20px
- Button Text Color: #155100
- Button Gradient Background
- Color 1: rgba(43,135,218,0)
- Color 2: rgba(224,198,159,0.48)
- Start Position: 50%
- End Position: 50%
- Button Border Width: 0px
- Button Border Radius: 0px
- Button Font: Prata
- Button Font Style: Uppercase
2. Add Sticky Effects
Open Column 2 Settings
Now that our first row is in place, we can start applying the sticky and scroll effects. We’ll start with the sticky options by opening the column 2 settings.
Turn Column Sticky
Move on to the column’s advanced tab and apply the following sticky settings:
- Sticky Position: Stick to Top
- Sticky Top Offset:
- Desktop: 50px
- Tablet & Phone: 80px
- Bottom Sticky Limit: Row
- Offset From Surrounding Sticky Elements: Yes
- Transition Default and Sticky Styles: Yes
Column Sticky Settings
Now that we’ve turned the column sticky, we can start applying sticky styles to the column itself and the modules in it. We’ll start with column 2 by going to the border settings and applying the following sticky border:
- Sticky Left Border Width: 2px
- Left Border Color: #799a8d
Next, we’ll modify the transform translate values in a default and sticky state.
- Bottom: 10vw
- Sticky Bottom: 0vw
Text Modules & Button Module Sticky Opacity
We’re changing the opacity in a default and sticky state too.
- Opacity: 0%
- Sticky Opacity: 100%
Divider Module Sticky Settings
Next, open the Divider Module in column 2. Move on to the design tab and change the default and sticky width in the sizing settings.
- Width: 0px
- Sticky Width: 21%
Increase the transition duration in the advanced tab as well.
- Transition Duration: 800ms
3. Add Scroll Effects
Open Text Module in Column 1
Next up, we have the scroll effects. We’ll apply these effects to the Text Module in column 1. Start by opening the module’s settings.
Add Horizontal Motion
Move on to the advanced tab and add the following horizontal motion settings:
- Enable Horizontal Motion: Yes
- Starting Offset: -5
- Mid Offset: 0 (at 72%)
- Ending Offset: 0
Add a Fading In & Out Scroll Effect
Complete the scroll effects by applying the following Fading In and Out settings to that same module:
- Enable Fading In and Out: Yes
- Starting Opacity: 0%
- Mid Opacity: 0% (at 46%)
- Ending Opacity: 100% (at 52%)
4. Reuse Row
Clone Row as Many Times as Wanted
Now that both the scroll effects and sticky options are in place, we can reuse the entire row as many times as we want by cloning it.
Change Duplicate Content
Make sure you change all duplicate content and that’s it!
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 get creative with Divi’s scroll effects and sticky options. More specifically, we’ve shown you how to balance both effects in an elegant design. This resulted in a beautiful scrolling experience across all screen sizes. You were able to download the JSON file for free as well! If you have any questions or suggestions, make sure you leave a comment in the comment section below.
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