Divi and its scroll effects help bring an entirely new dimension to the design you’re creating. With every new Divi feature, we also try to share tutorials that’ll help you view your web design from a different perspective. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to limit module scroll effects to column containers. This means that whatever kind of scroll effect you add, the module’s motion effect won’t surpass the column container. This results in a beautiful boxed and interactive design. We’ll recreate an example from scratch and 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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Let’s Start Recreating!
Add New Regular Section
Start by adding a new regular section to the page you’re working on.
Add New Row
Continue by adding a new row to the section using the following column structure:
Without adding any modules to the row yet, open the row settings and change the sizing settings accordingly:
- Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
- Gutter Width: 1
- Equalize Column Heights: Yes
- Width: 90%
- Max Width: 1580px
Column 1 Settings
Then, open the column 1 settings and upload the ‘divi-column-background’ image you can find in the download folder at the beginning of this tutorial.
- Background Image Size: Cover
- Background Image Position: Center
Move on to the spacing settings and add some top and bottom padding.
- Top Padding: 100px
- Bottom Padding: 100px
Add some rounded corners too.
- All Corners: 20px
We’ll use a subtle box shadow as well.
- Box Shadow Vertical Position: 51px
- Box Shadow Blur Strength: 46px
- Shadow Color: rgba(0,0,0,0.08)
And we’ll complete the column settings by settings the overflows to hidden. This is a crucial part of this tutorial. By settings the overflows to hidden, you ensure that no module inside the column container surpasses it.
- Horizontal Overflow: Hidden
- Vertical Overflow: Hidden
Add Text Module #1 to Column 1
Add H3 Content
Time to add modules, starting with a first Text Module in column 1. Add some H3 content of your choice.
H3 Text Settings
Move on to the design tab and change the H3 text settings accordingly:
- Heading 3 Font: Poppins
- Heading 3 Font Weight: Heavy
- Heading 3 Text Color: rgba(0,0,0,0.15)
- Heading 3 Text Size: 200px (Desktop), 150px (Tablet), 100px (Phone)
- Heading 3 Letter Spacing: -12px (Desktop), -10px (Tablet), -7px (Phone)
To increase width of our module, we’ll add some negative left and right margin to the spacing settings.
- Left Margin: -50%
- Right Margin: -50%
We’ll complete the module settings by adding some horizontal motion to the scroll effect settings. Feel free to use any other kind of scroll effect here, whatever you choose to do, it won’t surpass the column container because we’ve hidden the column overflows in one of the previous steps in this tutorial.
- Enable Horizontal Motion: Yes
- Starting Offset: 5 (at 45%)
- Mid Offset: 0 (at 75%)
- Ending Offset: -4
- Motion Effect Trigger: Middle of Element
Add Text Module #2 to Column 1
On to the next module, which is another Text Module. Add some description content of your choice.
Move on to the design tab and change the text settings accordingly:
- Text Font: Open Sans
- Text Color: #969696
- Text Size: 18px (Desktop), 16px (Tablet), 14px (Phone)
- Text Line Height: 2.4em
Complete the module settings by adjusting the margin values across different screen sizes.
- Top Margin: 100px (Desktop), 60px (Tablet), 50px (Phone)
- Bottom Margin: 200px (Desktop), 180px (Tablet), 100px (Phone)
- Left Margin: 100px (Desktop), 50px (Tablet & Phone)
- Right Margin: 100px (Desktop), 50px (Tablet & Phone)
Add Button Module to Column 1
The next and last module we need in column 1 is a Button Module. Enter some copy of your choice.
Change the module’s button settings as follows:
- Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
- Button Text Size: 24px (Desktop), 20px (Tablet), 18px (Phone)
- Button Text Color: #000000
- Gradient Color 1: #f2f2f2
- Gradient Color 2: #ffffff
- Gradient Type: Linear
- Gradient Direction: 270deg
- Start Position: 50%
- End Position: 50%
- Button Border Width: 0px
- Button Border Radius: 0px
- Button Letter Spacing: -1px
- Button Font: Poppins
- Button Font Weight: Medium
- Show Button Icon: Yes
- Button Icon Placement: Left
- Only Show Icon On Hover For Button: No
Then, add some custom spacing values.
- Bottom Margin: 50px
- Top Padding: 50px
- Bottom Padding: 50px
And complete the module settings by repositioning the Button Module.
- Position: Absolute
- Location: Bottom Left
Add Image Module to Column 2
In the second column, the only module we need is an Image Module. Upload an image of your choice.
Then, force fullwidth in the sizing settings.
- Force Fullwidth: Yes
Modify the border settings across different screen sizes next.
- Top Left: 0px (Desktop), 20px (Tablet & Phone)
- Top Right: 20px
- Bottom Left: 0px (Desktop), 20px (Tablet & Phone)
- Bottom Right: 20px
And reposition the module on desktop. Bring it back to default on smaller screen sizes.
- Position: Absolute (Desktop), Default (Tablet & Phone)
- Location: Center (Desktop)
Clone Row As Many Times as Wanted
Once you’ve completed the row and all its modules, you can clone the entire row up to as many times as you want.
Change Content & Image
Change the copy and image accordingly and you’re done!
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 limit your scroll effects to column containers using Divi’s overflow options in combination with module scroll effects. As soon as a module surpasses the column container, it disappears, resulting in a neat boxed interactive design. 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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