Using overlaps in your design has increased in popularity over the past few years. It gives your design a more abstract look and feel. At the same time, it helps you save space, which in turn limits the vertical scrolling that is required. Inside Divi, there are a couple of ways to effortlessly add overlaps to modules. You can also go the extra mile and add some scroll interaction! In today’s Divi tutorial, we’ll show you how to create subtle module overlaps on scroll using negative margin and Divi’s vertical motion scroll effect. The design we’re recreating includes a beautiful image overlay 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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Add New Section
Start by adding a new section to the page you’re working on. Open the section settings and include some custom top and bottom padding.
Top Padding: 10%
Bottom Padding: 10%
Add Row #1
Continue by adding a new row using the following column structure:
Without adding any modules yet, open the row settings and add some bottom margin to the spacing settings.
Bottom Margin: 100px
Add Text Module #1 to Column
Add H2 Content
Time to add modules, starting with a first Text Module containing some H2 content of your choice.
Heading 2 Text Settings
Modify the module’s H2 text settings as follows:
Heading 2 Font: Abril Fatface
Heading 2 Text Size: 100px (Desktop), 70px (Tablet), 60px (Phone)
Add Divider Module to Column
The next module we need is a Divider Module. Make sure the ‘Show Divider’ option is enabled.
Show Divider: Yes
Move on to the design tab and change the line settings as follows:
Line Color: #333333
Line Style: Solid
Line Position: Top
Modify the sizing settings too.
Divider Weight: 6px
Width: 10% (Desktop), 20% (Tablet), 30% (Phone)
Add Text Module #2 to Column
The last module we need in this row is another Text Module with some description content.
Modify the module’s text settings accordingly:
Text Font: Karla
Text Size: 18px
Text Line Height: 2.2em
Add Row #2
On to the next row, which uses the following column structure:
Open the row settings and modify the sizing settings as follows:
Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
Gutter Width: 1
Max Width: 100%
Add Image Module to Column 1
In column 1, the first module we need is an Image Module. Upload the overlay image file you can find in the download folder you were able to download at the beginning of this post.
Then, upload a background image of your choice.
Background Image Size: Cover
Background Image Position: Center
Force fullwidth on the Image Module next.
Force Fullwidth: Yes
Add Text Module to Column 1
Add H3 & Description Content
On to the next module, which is a Text Module containing some H3 and description content of your choice.
Change the module’s background color.
Background Color: #333333
Then, move on to the design tab and change the text settings accordingly:
Text Font: Karla
Text Size: 18px
Text Line Height: 2.2em
Text Color: Light
H3 Text Settings
Make some changes to the H3 text settings too.
Heading 3 Font: Abril Fatface
Heading 3 Font Weight: Bold
Heading 3 Text Size: 50px
Next, go to the sizing settings and change the width across different screen sizes.
Width: 70% (Desktop), 80% (Tablet), 100% (Phone)
Module Alignment: Center
We’re using some custom margin and padding values as well.
Top Margin: -26%
Top Padding: 15%
Bottom Padding: 15%
Left Padding: 10%
Right Padding: 10%
Horizontal Motion Scroll Effect
And we’ll complete the module settings by adding some horizontal motion to the scroll effects in the advanced tab.
Enable Vertical Motion: Yes
Starting Offset: 4
Mid Offset: 4 (at 5%)
Ending Offset: 0 (at 10%)
Motion Effect Trigger: Middle of Element
Add Button Module to Column 1
The last module we need in column 1 is a Button Module. Enter some copy of your choice.
Then, move on to the design tab and change the button alignment.
Button Alignment: Center
Next, we’ll style the button accordingly:
Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
Button Text Size: 20px
Button Text Color: #333333
Button Background Color: #ffffff
Button Border Width: 0px
Button Border Radius: 1px
Button Font: Karla
Button Font Weight: Bold
And we’ll complete the module settings by adding some custom margin and padding values to the module’s spacing settings.
Top Margin: -4%
Top Padding: 2%
Bottom Padding: 2%
Left Padding: 7%
Right Padding: 7%
Clone Modules in Column 1 & Place Duplicates in Column 2
Once you’ve completed the modules in column 1, you can clone all modules and place the duplicates in the row’s second column.
Change Background Image & Content
Make sure you change the background image and content.
Clone Entire Row
Then, clone the entire row up to as many times as you want.
Change Background Images & Content
Change the background images and content here as well 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 create subtle module overlaps on scroll with Divi’s new scroll effects. We’ve effectively combined negative top margin with Divi’s built-in vertical motion scroll effect to elevate the overall look and feel of our design. The design we’ve recreated included a beautiful image overlay and 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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