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When it comes to animating elements on your page, you’ll most likely want to activate an element’s animation once it enters the viewport. With Divi’s built-in animation settings, as soon as that element has come into view, and has been animated, it will remain static until you reload the entire page. In some cases, you might look for a more consistent approach, where your animation restarts with each viewport entry. Doing this will help you streamline the experience visitors have on your website. In this tutorial, we’ll show you exactly how to do that using Divi, GSAP and ScrollTrigger for GSAP. Once you get the approach, you’ll be able to apply it to any element on your page. 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. Create Section Design
Add Placeholder Section
Before we start creating the design, we’ll add two placeholder sections to the page we’re working on. That way, we can see the scroll experience once the design is finished. Alternatively, you can use the design inside a page you have already set up. Add a new regular section.
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Sizing
Modify the section’s height as follows:

  • Height: 100vh

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Clone Placeholder Section
Then, clone the section once.
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Add New Section Between Placeholder Sections
To create the design you were able to see in the preview of this post, we’ll add a new regular section in between placeholder sections.
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Add Row #1
Column Structure
Continue by adding a new row to the section 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 as follows:

  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter width: 2
  • Width: 90%
  • Max Width: 2080px

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Add Text Module #1 to Column
Add Content
Then, add a first Text Module to the column and include some content of your choice.
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Text Settings
Move on to the module’s design tab and change the text settings accordingly:

  • Text Font: Montserrat
  • Text Font Weight: Heavy
  • Text Font Style: Uppercase
  • Text Color: #f9f9f9
  • Text Size:
    • Desktop: 150px
    • Tablet & Phone: 11vw
  • Text Line Height: 1.1em
  • Text Alignment: Center

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Add Text Module #2 to Column
Add H2 Content
Add another Text Module below the previous one and include some H2 content.
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H2 Text Settings
Style the H2 text as follows:

  • Heading 2 Font: Montserrat
  • Heading 2 Text Alignment: Center
  • Heading 2 Text Size:
    • Desktop: 80px
    • Tablet & Phone: 10vw

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Sizing
Add a width of 100% too.

  • Width: 100%

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Position
And reposition the entire module in the advanced tab.

  • Position: Absolute
  • Location: Center

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Add Row #2
Column Structure
Add another row below the previous one, using the following column structure:
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Sizing
Without adding modules yet, open the row settings and adjust the sizing settings as follows:

  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 2
  • Width: 90%
  • Max Width: 2080px

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Column 1 Settings
Then, open the column 1 settings.
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Background Image
Upload a background image of your choice.

  • Background Image Size: Cover
  • Background Image Position: Center

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Spacing
Modify the column’s spacing settings next.

  • Top Padding: 100px
  • Bottom Padding:
    • Desktop: 400px
    • Tablet & Phone: 200px
  • Left Padding: 5.5%
  • Right Padding: 5.5%

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Add Text Module #1 to Column 1
Add H4 Content
Then, add a Text Module to column 1 with some H4 content.
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H4 Text Settings
Style the H4 text accordingly:

  • Heading 4 Font: Lato
  • Heading 4 Font Weight: Heavy
  • Heading 4 Font Style: Uppercase
  • Heading 4 Text Size: 13px
  • Heading 4 Letter Spacing: 2px

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Add Text Module #2 to Column 1
Add H3 Content
Add another Text Module below the previous one, using some H3 content.
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H3 Text Settings
Change the H3 text settings accordingly:

  • Heading 3 Font: Montserrat
  • Heading 3 Text Size: 36px
  • Heading 3 Letter Spacing: 1px
  • Heading 3 Line Height: 1.2em

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Add Text Module #3 to Column 1
Add Description Content
Add the last Text Module containing some description content of your choice.
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Text Settings
Change the module’s text settings as follows:

  • Text Font: Lato
  • Text Color: #4c4c4c
  • Text Letter Spacing: 0.5px
  • Text Line Height: 2em

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Add Button Module to Column 1
Add Copy
The last module we need in this column is a Button Module. Add some copy of your choice.
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Button Settings
Style the button in the design tab.

  • Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size: 14px
  • Button Text Color: #ffffff
  • Button Background Color: #000000
  • Button Border Width: 0px

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  • Button Font: Lato
  • Button Font Weight: Bold
  • Button Font Style: Uppercase

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Reuse Column 1
Delete Column 2 & 3
Once you’ve completed column 1, and all modules inside it, you can delete the two remaining columns of the row.
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Clone Column 1 Twice
And reuse column 1 by cloning it twice.
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Change Duplicate Column Background Images
Make sure you change the background image of each duplicate column.
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Change Content in Duplicate Columns
Along with the module content.
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Add Transform Translate to Column 2 Settings
Then, open the column 2 settings and go to the design tab. Once there, add some transform translate values across different screen sizes to complete the design.
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  • Left:
    • Desktop: 50px
    • Tablet & Phone: 0px

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2. Apply Restart Animation Technique to Design
Add CSS Class to Row #2
Now that our design is in place, we can focus on the restart animation technique. We’re going to target multiple modules at once for this. First, open the second row’s settings and apply the following CSS class:

  • CSS Class: trigger-animation-row

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Add Code Module to Row #1
The CSS class we’ve added in the previous step of this tutorial will help us target all modules inside this row at once. To create the restart animation, we’re using some JQuery code, the GSAP JavaScript library and the ScrollTrigger library for GSAP. To add this code, we’ll insert a new Code Module below the second Text Module in row #1.
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Add GSAP & ScrollTrigger Libraries
Make sure you add the GSAP and ScrollTrigger libraries inside new script tags.

  • https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/gsap/3.5.1/gsap.min.js
  • https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/gsap/3.5.1/ScrollTrigger.min.js

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Add New Script Tags
Then, add new script tags below the library script tags.
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Add GSAP + ScrollTrigger Function
Inside the new script tags, we’ll copy paste the following lines of JQuery code:
jQuery(document).ready(function($){

var $module = $(‘.trigger-animation-row .et_pb_module’);

$module.each(function(){
var $thisModule = $(this);

gsap.from($thisModule[0], {
scrollTrigger: {
trigger: this,
start: “bottom bottom”,
end: “center top”,
scrub: false,
repeat: -1,
toggleActions:’restart none none reset’
},
opacity: 0,
x: -100,
scale: 1.1,
duration: 2,
ease: “back”
});
});
});
This code will target all row modules at once and will restart the animation as soon as a visitor enters the viewport again. The animation, in this case, is pretty straightforward and minimal. However, with GSAP and ScrollTrigger, you can create any kind of animation you want, so it’s definitely worth looking into!
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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 restart an animation as soon as the element enters the viewport. This approach helps you create a consistent experience, no matter how your visitors scroll. 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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