When you’re looking for creative ways to spice up your page designs, parallax effects can come in handy. They bring that extra interaction on scroll without being too invasive. If you’re looking for a way to extend that parallax effect to multiple sections on your page, you’re going to love this tutorial. Today, we’ll show you how to create parallax copy transitions with Divi’s sticky options. As soon as visitors scroll past a certain section, the copy scrolls down with the parallax background image, which gives a really neat effect. As soon as the next section in line is reached, the copy is then replaced with another title. The result we’re going for looks great across all screen sizes 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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1. Create the Element Structure
Add New Section
Start by adding a new section to the page you’re working on. This effect will particularly work well if you have content above and below the layout we’re about to create.
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 as follows:
- Equalize Column Heights: Yes
- Width: 95%
- Max Width: 100%
Remove all default top and bottom padding next.
- Top Padding: 0px
- Bottom Padding: 0px
Column Background Image
Now that we’ve modified the general row settings, we’ll apply some custom settings to the column inside our row too. Start by opening the column settings.
Upload a background image and enable a parallax effect on it.
- Use Parallax Effect: Yes
- Parallax Method: CSS
Next, go to the design tab and apply some custom bottom padding.
Add Text Module #1 to Column 1
Add H2 Content
TIme to add modules, starting with a Text Module containing some H2 content of your choice.
H2 Text Settings
Move on to the module’s design tab and change the H2 text settings accordingly:
- Heading 2 Font: Montserrat
- Heading 2 Font Weight: Bold
- Heading 2 Font Style: Uppercase
- Heading 2 Text Color: #ffffff
- Heading 2 Text Size:
- Desktop: 9vw
- Tablet: 14vw
- Phone: 15vw
We’re enabling a blend mode in the filters settings too.
Add Button Module to Column 1
The next and last module we need in this column is a Button Module. Add some copy of your choice.
Next, insert a link.
Then, move on to the module’s design tab and change the button settings accordingly:
- Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
- Button Text Size:
- Desktop: 2vw
- Tablet & Phone: 7vw
- Button Text Color: #ffffff
- Button Border Width: 0px
- Button Letter Spacing: 0.06vw
- Button Font: Karla
- Show Button Icon: Yes
- Button Icon Placement: Left
- Only Show Icon On Hover for Button: No
Add some custom top and bottom padding as well.
- Top Padding: 8%
- Bottom Padding: 8%
And complete the module settings by repositioning the module in the column’s bottom right corner.
- Position: Absolute
- Location: Bottom Right
2. Steps Needed for Effect
Turn Text Module Sticky
Now that we’ve set up the foundation of our design with all needed elements, it’s time to enable the parallax copy transition. To do that, we’ll use Divi’s built-in sticky options on the Text Module. Open the module’s settings, go to the advanced tab and apply the following sticky settings:
- Sticky Position: Stick to Top
- Sticky Top Offset: 150px
- Bottom Sticky Limit: Section
- Offset From Surrounding Sticky Elements: Yes
- Transition Default and Sticky Styles: Yes
Modify Text Module Spacing
Now that we’ve enabled the sticky options on this module, we can apply sticky styles. By default, the module will be placed above the column itself. And because of the module’s white text color, it’ll blend in with the section background color and make it seem like there’s no text there at all. To create this positioning, we’ll use some negative top margin across different screen sizes.
- Top Margin:
- Desktop: -10vw
- Tablet: -14vw
- Phone: -15vw
Once the Text Module is turned sticky, we want it to come back in view. To make sure that happens, we’ll bring back this top margin to “0vh” in a sticky state.
We’ll also need some space at the top and bottom of our section, so the background and the Text Module can merge in color. To do that, we’ll open the section settings again and apply some custom top and bottom padding.
- Top Padding: 10vh
- Bottom Padding: 10vh
Clone Entire Section as Many Times as Wanted
Once you’ve completed the section design, you can clone it up to as many times as you want.
Change Content & Links
Make sure you change the content and links for each module inside the duplicate sections 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 get creative with Divi’s sticky options. More precisely, we’ve shown you how to create parallax copy transitions that allow you to extend the parallax effect throughout multiple sections on your page. 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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