How to Combine Overlaps with Divi’s Sticky Options to Create Effortless Transitions

As technology keeps evolving, design evolves too. More than ever, you can come across websites that leave you amazed and wondering how they’ve been created. Although websites that have scroll interactions going on isn’t for every type of business, knowing how to go the extra mile is particularly helpful to leave a good impression. With Divi, many things are already possible without having to touch a single line of code. Today’s tutorial helps you understand Divi from another perspective. We’ll show you how to combine Divi’s sticky options with other built-in settings to create effortless transitions. 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. Recreate Design Structure

Add New Section

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In the first part of this tutorial, we’ll focus on recreating the design structure inside Divi. Then, in part two, we’ll spend time going through all the sticky options to achieve the effect you can notice in the preview of this post. Start by adding a new section to the page you’re working on. Open the section settings, go to the design tab and add some bottom padding.

  • Bottom Padding: 100vh

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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 modules yet, open the row settings, go to the design tab and change the sizing settings accordingly:

  • Width: 90%
  • Max Width: 100%

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Z Index

Assign a z index to this row as well.

  • Z Index: 1

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Add Image Module to Column

Leave Image Box Empty

Time to add modules, starting with an Image Module. Leave the content box empty.

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Use Background Image Instead

And use a background image of your choice instead.

  • Background Image Size: Cover

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Sizing

Change the module’s width next.

  • Width: 100%

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Spacing

Then, apply some custom top and bottom padding to the spacing settings.

  • Top Padding: 40vh
  • Bottom Padding: 40vh

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Add Text Module to Column

Add H2 Content

On to the next module, which is a Text Module containing some H2 content of your choice.

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H2 Text Settings

Change the module’s H2 text settings accordingly:

  • Heading 2 Font: Montserrat
  • Heading 2 Text Alignment: Center
  • Heading 2 Text Color: #ffffff
  • Heading 2 Text Size:
    • Desktop: 10vw
    • Tablet: 14vw
    • Phone: 15vw
  • Heading 2 Letter Spacing: -0.5vw

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Sizing

Make sure the module is “100%” too.

  • Width: 100%

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Position

And reposition the module in the advanced tab.

  • Position: Absolute
  • Location: Center

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Add Row #2

Column Structure

On to the next row. Use the following column structure:

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Sizing

Without adding modules yet, open the row settings, go to the design tab and change the sizing settings as follows:

  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 1
  • Width: 90%
  • Max Width: 100%

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Z Index

Assign a z index to this row too.

  • Z Index: 2

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Column 1 Spacing

Complete the row settings by opening the first column settings and assigning some left and right padding.

  • Left Padding: 5%
  • Right Padding: 5%

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Add Text Module to Column 1

Add H3 Content

Now that the row settings are in place, it’s time to add modules. Add a Text Module to column 1 with some H3 content of your choice.

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H3 Text Settings

Move on to the module’s design tab and change the H3 text settings accordingly:

  • Heading 3 Font: Montserrat
  • Heading 3 Font Style: Underline
  • Heading 3 Underline Color: #ffffff
  • Heading 3 Underline Style: Solid
  • Heading 3 Text Color: #ffffff
  • Heading 3 Text Size:
    • Desktop: 4vw
    • Tablet & Phone: 10vw
  • Heading 3 Letter Spacing: -3px

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Spacing

Add some right padding on smaller screen sizes.

  • Right Padding: 20% (Tablet & Phone Only)

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Add Text Module to Column 2

Add Content

Add another Text Module to column 2 with some description content of your choice.

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Background Color

Change the background color next.

  • Background Color: #ffffff

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Text Settings

Then, modify the text settings as follows:

  • Text Font: Playfair Display
  • Text Font Style: Italic
  • Text Size:
    • Desktop: 1.6vw
    • Tablet: 3vw
    • Phone: 4vw
  • Text Line Height: 1.5em

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Spacing

Apply some custom padding values too.

  • Top Padding: 10vh
  • Bottom Padding: 10vh
  • Left Padding: 10%
  • Right Padding: 10%

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Add Button Module to Column 2

Add Copy

The next and last module we’ll add is a Button Module to column 2. Add some copy of your choice.

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Button Settings

Move on to the module’s design tab and change the button settings as follows:

  • Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size:
    • Desktop: 1.2vw
    • Tablet: 2.5vw
    • Phone: 3.5vw
  • Button Text Color: #000000
  • Button Background Color: #ffffff
  • Button Border Width: 0px
  • Button Border Radius: 0px
  • Button Font: Montserrat

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  • Button Font Style: Underline
  • Button Underline Color: #000000
  • Button Underline Style: Solid

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Spacing

Add some custom padding values too.

  • Top Padding: 20px
  • Bottom Padding: 20px
  • Left Padding: 50px
  • Right Padding: 50px

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Position

And reposition the module in the advanced tab.

  • Position: Absolute
  • Location: Bottom Right

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2. Apply Sticky Effects

Image Module in Row #1

Sticky Settings

Now that we’ve built the foundation of our design, it’s time to start applying the custom sticky effects. Open the Image Module in row #1 and turn the module sticky as follows:

  • Sticky Position: Stick to Top
  • Bottom Sticky Limit: Section
  • Offset From Surrounding Sticky Elements: No

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Sticky Sizing

Once the sticky settings have been applied, we can change the sticky styles of our module too. The first thing we’ll do is change the width in a sticky state.

  • Sticky Width: 80%

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Sticky Spacing

Next, we’ll modify the sticky top and bottom padding.

  • Sticky Top Padding: 50vh
  • Sticky Bottom Padding: 50vh

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Sticky Gradient Background

We’ll apply a sticky gradient background to our module as well.

  • Color 1: #00336b
  • Color 2: rgba(41,196,169,0)
  • Gradient Type: Linear
  • Gradient Direction: 90deg
  • Place Gradient Above Background Image: Yes

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Transition

And to ensure a smooth transition, we’ll increase the transition duration of the module.

  • Transition Duration: 1500ms

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Column 2 in Row #2

Column 2 Sticky Settings

Next, we’ll also turn the second column of our second row sticky.

  • Sticky Position: Stick to Top
  • Sticky Top Offset: 150px
  • Bottom Sticky Limit: Section
  • Offset From Surrounding Sticky Elements: No
  • Transition Default and Sticky Styles: No

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Text Module in Sticky Column

Sticky Background Color

Now that column 2 of row #2 has been turned sticky, we can apply some sticky styles to the Text Module inside this column. Start by changing the background color in a sticky state.

  • Sticky Background Color: #333333

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Sticky Text Color

Next, modify the text color in a sticky state.

  • Sticky Text Color: #ffffff

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Transition

And complete the module settings by increasing the transition duration in the advanced tab. That’s it!

  • Transition Duration: 1000ms

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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 combine overlaps with Divi’s sticky options to create effortless transitions. Once you get the approach that was used throughout this tutorial, you’ll be able to create endless different variations. 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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