How to Make Your Transparent Header Sticky on Scroll with Divi

How to Make Your Transparent Header Sticky on Scroll with Divi

When it comes to setting up a global header for your website, there are many ways to approach it. One of the more subtle approaches is a transparent header. Transparent headers are placed on top of your pages’ hero sections, which can lead to beautiful designs that focus on a minimal but clear approach. If you decide to go for a transparent header but need a sticky header on scroll, you’re going to love this tutorial. Using Divi’s built-in sticky options, we’ll show you how to go from a transparent header to a differently-styled sticky header on scroll. The transition between transparent and sticky is effortless! 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

Mobile

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1. Building The Header Element Structure Inside a New Header Template

Create New Global Header Template

Start by going to the Divi Theme Builder. There, start building a new global or custom header.

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Section #1 Settings

Background Color

Once inside the template editor, you’ll notice a section. This section will be dedicated to the top header bar that you can notice in the preview of this post. Open the section’s settings and add a black background color.

  • Background Color: #000000

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Spacing

Move on to the section’s design tab and remove all default top and bottom padding.

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

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Add New Row

Column Structure

Continue by adding a new row using the following column structure:

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Add Text Module to Column

Add Content

Add a Text Module to the row’s column and enter some copy 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: Oswald
  • Text Font Style: Uppercase
  • Text Color: #ffffff
  • Text Size:
    • Desktop: 19px
    • Tablet: 18px
    • Phone: 16px
  • Text Alignment: Center

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Add Section #2

Spacing

Right below the first section, add another regular section. This section will be dedicated to our transparent menu that’ll be turned sticky on scroll. Open the section settings and remove all default top and bottom padding in the design tab.

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

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Add New Row

Column Structure

Continue by adding a new row using the following column structure:

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Transparent Background Color

Open the row settings and apply a completely transparent background color to the row.

  • Background Color: rgba(255,255,255,0)

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Sizing

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

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

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Spacing

Add some custom left and right padding next.

  • Left Padding: 10%
  • Right Padding: 10%

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Box Shadow

Then, apply a transparent box shadow. Later on the tutorial, we’ll use this box shadow in a sticky state with a different shadow color.

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

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Position

To make sure the row appears on top of the page content, with a transparent background, we’ll use an absolute position for our row in the advanced tab.

  • Position: Absolute
  • Location: Top Left

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Column 2 Visibility

We’re also hiding the second column of our row on tablet and phone to have a less complex header design on smaller screen sizes.

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Add Menu Module to Column 1

Select Menu

Now that our row settings are in place, it’s time to add modules, starting with a Menu Module in column 1. Select a menu of your choice.

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Upload Logo

Upload a logo next.

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Remove Background Color

Remove the module’s background color too.

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Menu Text Settings

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

  • Menu Font: Oswald
  • Menu Font Weight: Bold
  • Menu Font Style: Uppercase
  • Menu Text Color: #efefef
  • Menu Text Size: 18px
  • Text Alignment: Right

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Dropdown Menu Settings

Change the dropdown menu settings too.

  • Dropdown Menu Line Color: rgba(0,0,0,0)
  • Mobile Menu Background Color: rgba(0,0,0,0.95)

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Icons Settings

Then, change the icon colors in the icons settings.

  • Shopping Cart Icon Color: #ffffff
  • Search Icon Color: #ffffff
  • Hamburger Menu Icon Color: #ffffff

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Logo Settings

We’re changing the color of our logo in the logo settings too by changing the image invert filter.

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Sizing

Then, we’ll assign a max height to our logo.

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Spacing

Next, we’ll add some top and bottom padding on smaller screen sizes.

  • Top Padding:
  • Bottom Padding:

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Add Button Module to Column 2

Add Copy

In column 2, the only module we need is a Button Module. Add some copy of your choice.

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Button Alignment

Move on to the module’s design tab and change the button alignment.

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Button Settings

Style the button next.

  • Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size: 16px
  • Button Text Color: #ffffff
  • Button Background Color: #ed4441
  • Button Border Color: #ed4441

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  • Button Border Radius: 0px
  • Button Letter Spacing: 4px
  • Button Font: Oswald
  • Button Font Weight: Bold
  • Button Font Style: Uppercase
  • Show Button Icon: Yes
  • Button Icon Color: #1a1a1a

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Spacing

And complete the module settings by adding some custom spacing values.

  • Top Margin: -70px
  • Top Padding: 25px
  • Bottom Padding: 25px

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2. Apply Custom Sticky Effects

Turn Section #2 Sticky

Now that we’ve set the foundation of our header, it’s time to apply the sticky effect! To do that, start by opening the second section’s settings and apply the following sticky settings to the advanced tab:

  • Sticky Position: Stick to Top
  • Sticky Top Offset: 0px
  • Bottom Sticky Limit: None
  • Offset From Surrounding Sticky Elements: Yes
  • Transition Default and Sticky Styles: Yes

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Sticky Row Background Color

Now that the sticky option is enabled, we can make sticky design changes to all the elements inside the section. We’ll start by opening the row containing of our menu and apply a white sticky background color.

  • Background Color: #FFFFFF

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Sticky Row Spacing

Next, we’ll modify the row’s sticky spacing values.

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

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Sticky Row Box Shadow

We’re changing the box shadow color in a sticky state too.

  • Shadow Color: rgba(0,0,0,0.08)

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Sticky Row Positioning

Then, we’ll bring back the row positioning to relative in a sticky state.

  • Position: Relative
  • Offset Origin: Top Left

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Sticky Menu Text Settings

Next, we’ll change the sticky menu text color.

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Sticky Menu Dropdown Settings

Along with the mobile menu background color in the menu dropdown settings.

  • Mobile Menu Background Color: #ffffff

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Sticky Menu Icon Colors

Change the icon colors in a sticky state too.

  • Shopping Cart Icon Color: #000000
  • Search Icon Color: #000000
  • Hamburger Menu Icon Color: #000000

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Sticky Logo Filter

Then, remove the logo image invert filter in a sticky state.

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Sticky Button Spacing

And complete the tutorial by removing the button’s negative top margin while sticky.

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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 combine Divi’s Theme Builder with the new sticky options. More specifically, we’ve shown you how to go from a transparent header to a differently-styled sticky header on scroll. This approach allows you to merge your page design with your menu while still keeping a beautiful sticky header on 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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