When the emphasis of a certain section is on the copy, it’s important to make sure the copy doesn’t go unnoticed. There are many techniques you can use to put your copy in the spotlight, but in this tutorial, we’ll show you how to synchronize expanding copy on scroll using Divi’s new scroll effects. As users are scrolling, another part of the copy will appear, allowing them to read step by step through the content you’re providing. 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 New Section

Background Color

Start by adding a new section to the page you’re working on. Open the section settings and change the background color.

  • Background Color: #151515

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Spacing

Remove all default top and bottom padding next.

  • Top Padding: 0px
  • Bottom Padding: 0px

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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 any modules yet, open the row settings and modify the sizing settings as follows:

  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 1
  • Width: 90%
  • Max Width: 1380px

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Spacing

Add some custom top and bottom padding next.

  • Top Padding: 150px
  • Bottom Padding: 150px

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Add Text Module #1 to Column

Add Content

Then, add a first Text Module with 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: Livvic
  • Text Font Weight: Bold
  • Text Color: #f1f1f1
  • Text Size: 170px (Desktop), 100px (Tablet), 70px (Phone)
  • Text Line Height: 1em

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  • Text Shadow Horizontal Length: 0.06em
  • Text Shadow Vertical Length: 0em
  • Text Shadow Color: rgba(79,79,79,0.74)
  • Text Alignment: Center (Desktop), Left (Tablet & Phone)

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Clone Text Module Twice

Clone the Text Module twice.

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Change Content

Modify the content of both duplicate Text Modules.

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Add Row #2

Column Structure

Add another row right below the previous one using the following column structure:

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Sizing

Open the row settings and change the sizing settings accordingly:

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

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Spacing

Remove the row’s default top and bottom padding next.

  • Top Padding: 0px
  • Bottom Padding: 0px

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Border

Add a top border next.

  • Top Border Width: 1px
  • Top Border Color: #4c4c4c

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Column Settings

Spacing

We’re making some changes to the column settings too. Open the settings and add some custom padding values.

  • Top Padding: 5vw
  • Bottom Padding: 10vw
  • Left Padding: 6vw
  • Right Padding: 6vw

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Border

Use a right border as well.

  • Right Border Width: 1px
  • Right Border Color: #4c4c4c

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Add Blurb Module to Column 1

Add Content

Continue by adding a Blurb Module to the column with some content of your choice.

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Select Icon

Select an icon of your choice next.

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Icon Settings

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

  • Icon Color: #a3acff
  • Image/Icon Alignment: Left

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Title Text Settings

Modify the title text settings too.

  • Title Font: Livvic
  • Title Font Weight: Bold
  • Title Text Color: #c1c1c1
  • Title Text Size: 35px

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  • Title Text Shadow Horizontal Length: 0.06em
  • Title Text Shadow Vertical Length: 0em
  • Title Text Shadow Color: rgba(79,79,79,0.74)

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Body Text Settings

We’re making some changes to the body text settings as well.

  • Body Text Color: #878787
  • Body Text Size: 16px
  • Body Line Height: 2.4em

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Blurb Title CSS

And we’ll create some space around the title with a single line of CSS code which we’ll add to the blurb title in the advanced tab.

margin: 30px 0 40px 0;

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Clone Entire Column Twice

Once you’ve completed the entire column and Blurb Module in it, you can clone the entire column twice.

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Remove Column 3 Border

Open the column 3 settings and remove the right border.

  • Right Border Width: 0px

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Change Content

And change the Blurb Module content for each duplicate.

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2. Add Scroll Effects

Section

Scaling Up and Down

Time to add scroll effects, starting with the section. Use the scaling up and down scroll effect with the following values:

  • Enable Scaling Up and Down: Yes
  • Starting Scale: 70%
  • Mid Scale: 100%
  • Ending Scale: 100%

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Text Module #1

Fading In and Out

Then, open the first Text Module in the first row of your section and add a fading in and out effect.

  • Enable Fading In and Out: Yes
  • Starting Opacity: 0%
  • Mid Opacity: 0% (at 55%)
  • Ending Opacity: 100% (at 71%)

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Scaling Up and Down

Use a scaling up and down effect too.

  • Enable Scaling Up and Down: Yes
  • Starting Scale: 0% (at 47%)
  • Mid Scale: 100% (at 56%)
  • Ending Scale: 100% (at 64%)

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Extend Text Module #1 Scroll Effects

Continue by extending the scroll effects to the two other Text Modules in the column.

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  • To: All Texts
  • Throughout: This Column

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Blurb Module #1

Scaling Up and Down

Next, we’ll add a scaling up and down scroll effect to the Blurb Module in column 1.

  • Enable Scaling Up and Down: Yes
  • Starting Scale:
    • Desktop: 0%
    • Tablet & Phone: 100%
  • Mid Scale: 100% (at 33%)
  • Ending Scale: 100% (at 64%)

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Extend Blurb Module #1 Scroll Effects

Complete the tutorial by extending the scroll effect to all Blurb Modules in the row and you’re done!

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  • To: All Blurbs
  • Throughout: This Row

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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 tutorial, we’ve shown you a creative way to synchronize expanding copy in your Divi section. This is a great way to highlight copy and allow visitors to read different parts of your section step-by-step. 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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