How to Use Divi to Guide People Through Different Sticky Steps

When trying to convince visitors to reach out through your website, giving them the right incentives is key. When thinking of incentives, clear and irresistible calls to action pop into mind right away. But CTAs are usually the last part of the acquisition process. You’ll most likely build your way there by showing your company’s worth. One of the best ways to do that is by sharing your approach and unique value proposition. If you’re searching for a smooth way to design your approach, you’ll love this tutorial. Today, we’ll show you how to include different sticky steps that change while people are scrolling and reading. 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 Regular Section

Gradient Background

Start by adding a new section to the page you’re working on. Open that section’s settings and apply a gradient background:

  • Color 1: #ffffff
  • Color 2: #e5e5e5
  • Gradient Type: Linear
  • Gradient Direction: 150deg

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Background Image

Upload a background image next. You can find the one we’re using throughout this tutorial in the download folder that you can find at the beginning of this post. You can use the background image for free and without any restrictions.

  • Background Image Size: Fit
  • Background Image Position: Top Left

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Spacing

Remove the section’s default bottom padding by adding “0px”.

  • Bottom Padding: 0px

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Add New Row

Column Structure

Continue by adding the first row to the section using the following column structure:

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Background Color

Without adding modules yet, open the row settings and change the background color.

  • Background Color: rgba(130,100,239,0.09)

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Sizing

Move on to the row’s design tab and modify the sizing settings accordingly:

  • Equalize Column Heights: Yes
  • Row Alignment: Center

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Spacing

Apply some custom spacing values too.

  • Top Margin: 5%
  • Top Padding: 0px
  • Bottom Padding: 0px
  • Left Padding: 5%
  • Right Padding: 5%

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Border

Then, go to the border settings and use some rounded corners.

  • All Corners: 10px

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Overflows

We’re changing the row overflows to visible too. This will make sure that everything that surpasses the row container won’t be hidden.

  • Horizontal Overflow: Visible
  • Vertical Overflow: Visible

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Column 1 Settings

Spacing

Then, open the column 1 settings and add some custom top and bottom padding.

  • Top Padding: 5%
  • Bottom Padding: 5%

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Column 2 Settings

Gradient Background

Moving on, we’ll add a gradient background to column 2.

  • Color 1: #7b47ff
  • Color 2: #6929aa
  • Gradient Type: Linear
  • Gradient Direction: 158deg

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Spacing

We’ll add some custom padding to that column too.

  • Top Padding: 5%
  • Bottom Padding: 5%
  • Left Padding: 5%
  • Right Padding: 5%

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Border

Along with some rounded corners.

  • All Corners: 10px

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Transform Scale

And we’ll increase the column’s size in the transform settings by applying the following transform scale values:

  • Both: 107%

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Add Text Module to Column 1

Add H3 Content

Time to add modules, starting with a Text Module in column 1. Enter 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 accordingly:

  • Heading 3 Font: Poppins
  • Heading 3 Text Color: #6929aa
  • Heading 2 Text Size: 35px
  • Heading 3 Letter Spacing: -1px

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Add Divider Module to Column 1

Visibility

Next, we’ll a Divider Module to column 1. Make sure the “Show Divider” option is enabled.

  • Show Divider: Yes

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Line

Move on to the module’s design tab and change the line color.

  • Line Color: #f5ca4e

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Sizing

Modify the sizing settings too.

  • Divider Weight: 6px
  • Width: 20%
  • Height: 6px

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Border

Complete the module settings by including some rounded corners in the border settings.

  • All Corners: 20px

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Add Text Module to Column 2

Add Content

In column 2, the only module we need is a Text Module with some description content.

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Text Settings

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

  • Text Font: Playfair Display
  • Text Size: 16px
  • Text Line Height: 2.1em

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Spacing

Complete the module settings by adding some custom padding values.

  • Top Padding: 5%
  • Bottom Padding: 5%
  • Left Padding: 5%
  • Right Padding: 5%

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Clone Entire Row as Many Times as Needed

Once you’ve completed the first row, you can clone it up to as many times as you want, depending on how much info you want to share about your first step.

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Change All Copy

Make sure you change all copy in duplicate rows.

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2. Add Step Row Bar to Bottom of Section

Add New Row

Column Structure

Now that we have all the explanatory rows in place, we can add our sticky step row bar. Add a new row using the following column structure:

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Gradient Background

Open the row settings and use a gradient background.

  • Color 1: #ffdf51
  • Color 2: #e5ac49
  • Gradient Type: Linear
  • Gradient Direction: 150deg

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Sizing

Move on to the row’s design tab and change the sizing settings as follows:

  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 1
  • Equalize Column Heights: Yes
  • Row Alignment: Center

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Spacing

Apply some custom spacing values next.

  • Top Margin: 5%
  • Top Padding: 0px
  • Bottom Padding: 0px

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Border

Then, go to the border settings and add some rounded corners.

  • All Corners: 10px

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Box Shadow

Apply the following box shadow too:

  • Box Shadow Blur Strength: 50px
  • Shadow Color: rgba(0,0,0,0.13)

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Overflows

Then, navigate to the advanced tab and set the overflows to visible.

  • Horizontal Overflow: Visible
  • Vertical Overflow: Visibile

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Column 2 Spacing

Next, open the column 2 settings and use some custom top and bottom padding.

  • Top Padding: 1%
  • Bottom Padding: 1%

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Column 3 Spacing

We’re adding some custom top and bottom padding to column 3 as well.

  • Top Padding: 2%
  • Bottom Padding: 2%

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Add Text Module to Column 1

Add Content

Time to add modules to our sticky step row bar. Add a Text Module to column 1 and mention the step in the content box.

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Gradient Background

Next, apply a gradient background.

  • Color 1: #7b47ff
  • Color 2: #6929aa
  • Gradient Type: Linear
  • Gradient Direction: 158deg

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Text Settings

Move on to the module’s design tab and style the text accordingly:

  • Text Font: Poppins
  • Text Font Weight: Bold
  • Text Color: #ffffff
  • Text Size: 27px

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Sizing

Make some changes to the sizing settings too.

  • Width: 60%
  • Module Alignment: Center

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Spacing

Then, add some custom top and bottom padding to the spacing settings.

  • Top Padding: 20px
  • Bottom Padding: 20px

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Border

Add some rounded corners to the border settings next.

  • All Corners: 10px

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Box Shadow

We’re also using a subtle box shadow.

  • Shadow Color: rgba(0,0,0,0.3)

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Transform Translate

And we’ll complete the module settings by slightly repositioning the module using Divi’s transform translate settings.

  • Right: -20px

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Add Text Module to Column 2

Add H2 Content

In column 2, we’re adding a Text Module with some H2 content describing the step we’re at.

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H2 Text Settings

Move on to the module’s design tab and style the H2 text settings as follows:

  • Heading 2 Font: Poppins
  • Heading 2 Font Weight: Medium
  • Heading 2 Text Alignment:
    • Desktop: Left
    • Tablet & Phone: Center
  • Heading 2 Text Color: #6d40ed
  • Heading 2 Letter Spacing: -1px

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Spacing

Add some custom top and bottom padding too.

  • Top Padding: 5%
  • Bottom Padding: 5%

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Add Text Module to Column 3

Add Content

On to the next and last column. Add a Text Module with some description content.

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Text Settings

Move on to the module’s design tab and change the text settings accordingly:

  • Text Font: Playfair Display
  • Text Font Weight: Bold
  • Text Color: rgba(109,64,237,0.46)
  • Text Size: 20px
  • Text Alignment:
    • Desktop: Left
    • Tablet & Phone: Center

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3. Apply Sticky Effects to Step Row Bar

Sticky Row Settings

Now that our sticky step row bar design has been completed, it’s time to make it stick to the bottom. Open the row settings, go to the advanced tab and apply the following sticky position settings:

  • Sticky Position: Stick to Bottom
  • Sticky Bottom Offset: 1px
  • Top Sticky Limit: Section
  • Offset From Surrounding Sticky Elements: Yes
  • Transition Default and Sticky Styles: Yes

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Sticky Row Filter

In a default state, we don’t want the row bar to be visible. Once it’s turned sticky, however, we want it to appear. To make that happen, we’ll modify the opacity filter in the filters settings:

  • Default: 0%
  • Sticky: 100%

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4. Reuse Entire Section for Next Steps

Clone Section as Many Times as Needed

Now that our first section, which is dedicated to step #1, has been created, we can reuse the entire section based on the number of steps we have.

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Change All Copy in Duplicate Sections

Make sure you change all copy in the duplicate sections. That’s it!

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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 website’s approach design. More specifically, we’ve shown you how to use Divi’s sticky options to create different sticky steps bars that’ll help your visitors navigate through different parts of your approach. 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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