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Creating a hero section that catches your visitors’ attention can set the tone for the rest of the website. If you’re looking for a creative way to use Divi’s sticky options to help you get there, you’ll love this tutorial. Today, we’re showing you how to reveal an underlying image grid in your hero with Divi’s sticky options. We’re including a very smooth transition from default to sticky and 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 Hero Design
Add New Section
Background Color
Start by adding a new section to the page you’re working on. Open the section settings and add a background color.

  • Background Color: #111111

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Spacing
Go to the section’s design tab and add some bottom padding. This bottom padding will give us enough space to create the scrolling experience.

  • Bottom Padding: 120vh

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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 as follows:

  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 2
  • Width: 100%
  • Max Width: 2580px

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Spacing
Add some responsive top margin next.

  • Top Margin:
    • Desktop: 10vh
    • Tablet & Phone: 5vh

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Z Index
And to make sure this row stays below the second row we’ll add to this section, later on, we’re going to use a z index of 10 in the advanced tab.

  • Z Index: 10

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All Column Settings
Once the general row settings are done, open each one of the columns individually.
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Main Element CSS
In each one of the columns, apply the following lines of CSS code to the main element on phone:
Phone only:
width: 50% !important;
margin: 0 !important;
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Column 2 Settings
Then, open the column 2 settings.
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Z Index
And increase the Z Index to 12. This will put this column above the third column.

  • Z Index: 12

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Add Image Module to Column 1
Upload Image
Time to add modules, starting with an Image Module in column 1. Upload an image of your choice.
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Spacing
Move on to the module’s design tab and change the spacing settings as follows:

  • Bottom Margin:
    • Tablet & Phone: 10px
  • Right Margin:
    • Tablet & Phone: 2%

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Clone Image Module Three Times & Place Duplicates in Remaining Columns
Once you’ve completed the module settings, you can clone the entire module three times and place the duplicates in the remaining columns of the row.
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Change Images
Make sure you change the image in each duplicate module.
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Change Image Module #2 & #4 Spacing
Then, open the settings of the Image Modules in column 2 and 4, and apply the following spacing values to them:

  • Bottom Margin:
    • Tablet & Phone: 10px
  • Left Margin:
    • Tablet & Phone: 2%
  • Right Margin: /

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Add Row #2
Column Structure
Continue by adding a new row to the section using the following column structure:
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Gradient Background
Open the row settings and apply the following gradient background:

  • Color 1: #111111
  • Color 2: rgba(255,255,255,0)

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Sizing
Modify the sizing settings next.

  • Width: 100%
  • Max Width: 2580px

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Spacing
Then, apply some top and bottom padding.

  • Top Padding: 20vh
  • Bottom Padding: 20vh

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Position
To place this row on top of the image grid, we’re going to use the position settings accordingly:

  • Position: Absolute
  • Location: Top Center
  • Z Index: 12

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Add Text Module to Column
Add H1 Content
Add a first Text Module to this row using some H1 content of your choice.
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H1 Text Settings
Move on to the module’s design tab and change the H1 text settings accordingly:

  • Heading Font: Kumbh Sans
  • Heading Font Weight: Bold
  • Heading Font Style: Uppercase
  • Heading Text Alignment: Center
  • Heading Text Color: #ffdbaa
  • Heading Text Size:
    • Desktop: 120px
    • Tablet: 60px
    • Phone: 40px
  • Heading Letter Spacing
    • Desktop: -3px
    • Tablet & Phone: 0px
  • Heading Text Shadow:
    • Select: Third Option
    • Heading Text Shadow Color: rgba(0,0,0,0.4)

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Sizing
Modify the sizing settings next.

  • Max Width: 900px
  • Module Alignment: Center

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Add Button Module to Column
Add Copy
The next and last module we need in this row is a Button Module. Add some copy of your choice.
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Button Alignment
Move on to the design tab and change the button alignment.

  • Button Alignment: Center

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Button Settings
Then, style the button.

  • Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size:
    • Desktop: 20px
    • Tablet: 16px
    • Phone: 14px
  • Button Text Size: #111111
  • Button Background Color: #ffffff
  • Button Border Width: 0px
  • Button Border Radius: 100px

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  • Button Font: Kumbh Sans
  • Button Font Weight: Bold

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Spacing
And use some responsive padding values in the spacing settings.

  • Top Padding:
    • Desktop & Tablet: 20px
    • Phone: 15px
  • Bottom Padding:
    • Desktop & Tablet: 20px
    • Phone: 15px
  • Left Padding:
    • Desktop & Tablet: 50px
    • Phone: 40px
  • Right Padding:
    • Desktop & Tablet: 50px
    • Phone: 40px

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2. Apply Sticky Settings
Turn Row #1 Sticky
Now that we have all the elements in place, we can focus on the sticky settings. Open the first row’s settings and apply the following sticky settings:

  • Sticky Position: Stick to Top
  • Bottom Sticky Limit: Section
  • Offset From Surrounding Sticky Elements: Yes
  • Transition Default and Sticky Styles: Yes

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Sticky Opacity
Then, change the opacity in the filters settings.

  • Default: 20%
  • Sticky: 100%

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Image Module #1 Sticky Settings
Spacing
Next, open the settings of the Image Module in column 1. Move on to the design tab and add some sticky top and right margin.

  • Sticky Top Margin: -20%
  • Sticky Right Margin: -20%

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Transition
Increase the transition duration as well.

  • Transition Duration: 700ms

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Image Module #2 Sticky Spacing
Spacing
Move on to the Image Module in column 2 and use the following sticky spacing settings:

  • Sticky Top Margin: 20%
  • Sticky Left Margin: -30%

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Transition
Increase the transition duration here too.

  • Transition Duration: 1000ms

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Image Module #3 Sticky Spacing
Spacing
Next up, we have the Image Module in column 3. Use the following sticky spacing values:

  • Sticky Top Margin: -10%
  • Sticky Left Margin: -25%
  • Sticky Right Margin: -25%

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Transition
Change the transition duration accordingly:

  • Transition Duration: 700ms

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Image Module #4 Sticky Spacing
Spacing
And lastly, open the Image Module in column 4. Apply the following sticky spacing values:

  • Sticky Top Margin: -20%
  • Sticky Left Margin: -30%

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Transition
Complete the module settings, and this tutorial, by increasing the transition duration. That’s it! Save and exit the page to see the outcome.

  • 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 your hero section in Divi. More specifically, we’ve shown you how to reveal an image grid on scroll using Divi’s sticky sections. 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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