How to Create a Seamless Hover Grid with Divi

If you enjoy building websites with user interaction in mind, you’re going to love this Divi design tutorial. Today, we’ll show you how to create a seamless hover grid. The design is initially plain and clean. As soon as someone hovers one of the items, the background image is revealed and the module styles change along with it. This results in a beautiful hover experience. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you step by step through the creation process. You’ll be able to download the layout’s 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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Let’s Start Recreating!

Add New Section

Background Color

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

  • Background Color: #ffffff

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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 and modify the sizing settings as follows:

  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 1
  • Width: 100%
  • Max Width: 2580px

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Spacing

Remove all default top and bottom padding next.

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

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Border

And include a top and bottom border.

  • Top & Bottom Border Width: 1px
  • Top & Bottom Border Color: #d3d3d3

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Column 1 Settings

Hover Gradient Background

Up next, we have the column 1 settings. Apply a gradient background on hover.

  • Color 1: rgba(255,255,255,0)
  • Color 2: #000000
  • Gradient Type: Linear
  • Start Position: 30%

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Hover Background Image

Upload a background image on hover too.

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

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CSS Class

And complete the column settings by assigning the following CSS class in the advanced tab:

  • CSS Class: hover-column

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Add Text Module #1 to Column 1

Add H3 Content

Time to add modules, starting with a first Text Module in column 1. Use some H3 content of your choice.

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H3 Text Settings

Move on to the module’s design tab and change the H3 text settings as follows:

  • Heading 3 Font: Oswald
  • Heading 3 Font Weight: Ultra Light
  • Heading 3 Font Style: Uppercase
  • Heading 3 Text Color: #0a0a0a
  • Heading 3 Text Size:
    • Desktop: 3vw
    • Tablet: 7vw
    • Phone: 14vw
  • Heading 3 Letter Spacing: -2px

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Sizing

Modify the width across different screen sizes in the sizing settings.

  • Width:
    • Desktop: 44%
    • Tablet: 48%
    • Phone: 50%

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Spacing

We’re using some custom margin and padding values too.

  • Bottom Margin: 25vh
  • Top Padding: 5%
  • Bottom Padding: 5%
  • Left Padding: 7%
  • Right Padding: 7%

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Border

Next, we’ll add some right and bottom borders.

  • Right & Bottom Border Width: 1px
  • Right & Bottom Border Width: 1px
  • Right & Bottom Border Color: #d3d3d3

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CSS Class

And we’ll complete the module settings by assigning the following CSS class to the Text Module:

  • CSS Class: hover-title

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Add Text Module #2 to Column 2

Add Content

Add another Text Module right below the previous one with some description 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: Karla
  • Text Color: #ffffff
  • Text Size:
    • Desktop: 0.8vw
    • Tablet: 2vw
    • Phone: 3.6vw
  • Text Line Height: 2.2em

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Spacing

Apply some custom padding values too.

  • Bottom Padding: 10%
  • Left Padding: 9%
  • Right Padding: 9%

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CSS Class

And complete the module settings by using the following CSS class for the module:

  • CSS Class: hover-text

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Add Button Module to Column 2

Add Copy

The next and last module we need is a Button Module. Add some copy of your choice.

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Button Settings

Modify the module’s button settings as follows:

  • Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size:
    • Desktop: 1vw
    • Tablet: 2.5vw
    • Phone: 4vw
  • Button Border Width: 0px
  • Button Border Radius: 0px

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  • Button Font: Karla
  • Show Button Icon: Yes
  • Button Icon Placement: Left
  • Only Show Icon On Hover for Button: No

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Spacing

Add some custom spacing values too.

  • Bottom Margin: 8%
  • Left Margin: 9%
  • Right Margin: 9%
  • Bottom Padding: 5%
  • Right Padding: 20%

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Box Shadow

Then, apply a box shadow.

  • Box Shadow Horizontal Position: 0px
  • Box Shadow Vertical Position: 2px
  • Shadow Color: #000000

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CSS Class

And complete the module settings by assigning the following CSS class to the button:

  • CSS Class: hover-button

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Reuse Column 1

Delete Columns 2, 3 & 4

Now that we’ve built the first column, we can reuse it. The first thing we’ll do is remove the empty columns in our row.

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Clone Column 1 Three Times

We’ll reuse column 1 by cloning it three times.

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Change Duplicate Column Hover Background Images

Change the duplicate column background images in each duplicate column.

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Change Duplicate Content

Along with the module content in each duplicate column.

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Unique Column Borders

Column 1 & 2

We’ll need to apply some unique border settings to each column, starting with column 1 and 2. Both these columns need the following border settings:

  • Right Border Width: 1px
  • Right Border Color: #d3d3d3
  • Bottom Border Width:
    • Desktop: 0px
    • Tablet: 1px
    • Pgone: 1px
  • Bottom Border Width: #d3d3d3

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Column 3

And we’ll use the following border settings for column 3:

  • Right Border Width: 1px
  • Right Border Color:#d3d3d3
  • Bottom Border Width:
    • Desktop: 0px
    • Tablet: 1px
    • Phone: 1px
  • Bottom Border Color: #d3d3d3

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Add Custom CSS Code to Page Settings

Open Page Settings

Now that we’ve got the entire design in place, the only thing left to do is add some custom CSS code to help trigger hover effects on child elements (the modules). To do that, open the page settings.

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Add CSS Code

And copy paste the following lines of CSS code:

.hover-column:hover .hover-title {
background-color: #000000;
}

.hover-column:hover .hover-title h3 {
color: white !important;
}

.hover-button {
color: black;
}

.hover-column:hover .hover-button {
color: white !important;
box-shadow: 0px 2px 0px 0px #ffffff;
}

.hover-column:before {
position: absolute;
content: "";
top: 0;
right: 0;
bottom: 0;
left: 0;
background-image: linear-gradient(180deg,#ffffff 30%,#ffffff 100%);
z-index: -1;
-webkit-transition: all 0.8s ease;
-moz-transition: all 0.8s ease;
-o-transition: all 0.8s ease;
-ms-transition: all 0.8s ease;
transition: all 0.8s ease;
opacity: 1;
}

.hover-column:hover::before {
opacity: 0;
}

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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 create a beautiful hover design. More specifically, we’ve created a column grid that starts of plain and clean. As soon as visitors hover a particular item in the grid, the background image is revealed and the module styles change. You were able to download the JSON file for free as well! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below.

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