How to Reveal Images Using Horizontal Hover Grids & Hidden Overflow with Divi

Posted on August 4, 2019 by in Divi Resources | 4 comments

How to Reveal Images Using Horizontal Hover Grids & Hidden Overflow with Divi

Since Divi’s new sizing options have come out, we’ve created a few tutorials that show you how to create hover reveals. In those tutorials, the hidden content was placed vertically. In some cases, however, you might want to create a horizontal reveal instead. In this post, we’re going to show you how to reveal images using hover grids and Divi’s overflow options. Making this work asks for a slightly different approach. We’ll use a one-column row and place all modules below each other and on hover, we’ll transform the column into a horizontal grid. 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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Let’s Start Recreating!

Add New Section

Start by adding a new regular section to the page you’re working on.

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Add New Row

Column Structure

Continue by adding a new row using the following column structure:

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Default Gradient Background

Without adding any modules yet, open the row settings and add the following gradient background:

  • Color 1: #b1ffc4
  • Color 2: #ffffff
  • Gradient Type: Radial
  • Radial Direction: Center
  • Start Position: 28%
  • End Position: 28%

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Hover Gradient Background

Change the gradient background on hover.

  • Color 1: #b1ffc4
  • Color 2: #ffffff
  • Gradient Type: Radial
  • Radial Direction: Left
  • Start Position: 5%
  • End Position: 5%

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Spacing

Move on to the spacing settings and change the padding and margin values next.

  • Top Padding: 0px
  • Bottom Padding: 0px
  • Top Margin: 50px
  • Bottom Margin: 50px

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Default Border

Add ’50px’ border radius to the top right and bottom right corners next.

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Hover Border

Bring back the corners to ‘0px’ on hover.

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Default Box Shadow

Add a subtle box shadow next using the following settings:

  • Box Shadow Blur Strength: 50px
  • Shadow Color: rgba(0,0,0,0.09)

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Hover Box Shadow

Remove the box shadow on hover by replacing the shadow color with a completely transparent one.

  • Shadow Color: rgba(0,0,0,0)

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Add Text Module to Column

Add H2 Content

Time to start adding modules, starting with a Text Module. Enter some H2 content of your choice.

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H2 Text Settings

Move on to the design tab and change the H2 text settings accordingly:

  • Heading 2 Font: Acme
  • Heading 2 Font Style: Underline
  • Heading 2 Underline Color: #00ff3f
  • Heading 2 Text Color: #000000
  • Heading 2 Text Size: 3vw

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Spacing

Add some custom padding values next.

  • Top Padding: 6vw
  • Bottom Padding: 7vw
  • Left Padding: 2vw

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Add Image Module to Column

Upload Image

The second module we need in this column is an Image Module. Upload a landscape image of your choice.

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Lightbox

Enable the lightbox option in the link settings next.

  • Open in Lightbox: Yes

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Sizing

And force fullwidth on the image in the sizing settings. This will make sure the image remains responsive across all screen sizes.

  • Force Fullwidth: Yes

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Clone Image Module Twice

Once you’ve completed the first Image Module, you can go ahead and clone it twice.

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Change Images

Change the images in both duplicates. Make sure the images you upload have the same dimension set as the first image.

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Add Hover Effect to Row

Sizing

Now that we’ve completed the basic row and module settings, it’s time to make the hover effect happen! We’ll start by modifying the height and width of the row and hiding the overflows. Open the row’s sizing settings and make the following changes:

  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 1
  • Width: 20%
  • Max Width: 100%
  • Height: 15.9vw

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Hover Sizing

Bring back the width to ‘100%’ on hover. This will allow the images to show up once the row is hovered.

  • Width: 100%

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Visibility

Move on to the advanced tab next and hide the overflows. This will make sure the images are hidden before visitors hover (desktop) or click (tablet/mobile) on the Text Module.

  • Horizontal Overflow: Hidden
  • Vertical Overflow: Hidden

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Transitions

We’re also changing the transition duration in the transitions settings.

  • Transition Duration: 0ms

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Column Hover Main Element

To create a grid on hover, we’re going to open the column settings, go to the advanced tab and place the following lines of CSS code in the hover main element:

display: grid;
grid-template-columns: 20% 25% 25% 25%;
grid-gap: 10px;

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Clone Row Twice

Once you’ve completed the first row, you can clone it up to as many times as you want. For this particular design example, we’re cloning the row twice.

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Change Duplicate Row #1 Gradient Background

Change the first gradient color of the second row’s gradient background.

  • Color 1: #ffdc96

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Change Duplicate Row #2 Gradient Background

Do the same for the third row.

  • Color 1: #b7c7ff

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Change Text Module Copy & Underline Color of Both Duplicates

Continue by modifying the underline color of both Text Module duplicates along with the copy and you’re done!

  • Underline Color #1: #ffaa00
  • Underline Color #2: #0037ff

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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 reveal images in horizontal hover grids using Divi’s overflow options. The images were revealed once hovered on deskop and clicked on tablet/phone. Although we revealed images, you can reveal any kind of content you want by tweaking the settings inside the builder. We hope this tutorial inspires you to create your own alternative hover grid designs as well! If you have any questions or suggestions, make sure you leave a comment in the comment section below!

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4 Comments

  1. thank you.. very nice and awesome design

  2. Really good !
    Thank you for sharing

    • You’re welcome, Bruno! Thanks for dropping by in the comment section. 🙂

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