In this episode we dive into the hover options released this week. let’s discuss how we will use the newest edition to the Divi feature set.
What’s up everybody? You know, last week, if you listen to Episode 25, we talked about how we thought, because everything had been a little quiet around the Elegant Themes camp, and maybe, maybe just maybe the Theme Builder was on its way. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case, at least not in this week’s release. But, man, I’m still excited for what we’ve got. Still very, very amped for exactly what Elegant Themes released. And that is finally, the long awaited hover effects. And of course, like, we would expect from Elegant Themes. It’s not like what everybody else is doing. There’s not a hover on buttons. And that’s it, you know, not a transform on buttons or askew or any of that, Oh, no, they take it to a whole nother step farther, right.
They’ve got hover effects, on sections, and rows. And all of these things, sections, I mean, hover effects for blog, I mean, I can’t speak this morning, excuse me, hover effects for blurbs and their backgrounds. Ironically enough, if you jump over to Keegan Lanier Media.com, you’re gonna see I have those blurbs on the front at the bottom of that hover, that are custom coded up just just a couple of weeks ago, they were a recent addition to the site. And I was like, This is the, you know, this is the user experience that I really want. This is what I want them to look like. And I couldn’t do it natively inside of the builder. So I had to get creative with some CSS, manipulate those things and get the result that I ultimately wanted. And then a few days later, or a week or so later, Elegant Themes released native functionality to be able to accomplish this, some people would be like, Oh, man, I did that work for nothing. I’m excited. I’m super excited for what they’ve done. Because now what took me I don’t know, a little, you know, a little while will take me a fraction of the time to accomplish it. And it’s gonna be native built in without the additional lines of CSS code to read.
So I can go back and recreate those functionalities inside of the Divi Visual Builder, and eliminate the CSS code to shrink down the file size, just just a little bit. I mean, I know it’s, we’re talking very miniscule amounts of data, but every little bit adds up. So we’re gonna keep the CSS clean, and do those things. And I think we’ll be in a very good spot. But I’m excited, and also a little nervous. So the excited part is that we’re going to start seeing a lot of unique designs inside of Divi, I think we’ll see, you know, in the example they showed for the release, they had a really cool hover effect over the entire rows. And maybe it was over the sections, it’s hard to tell not being able to see the back end. But basically, the background was one color. And when you hovered into this section, the background color changed.
Now this is awesome. I mean, I think it’s a really cool if it’s done, right. The part that I’m nervous about is we can start getting a lot of Divi sites that have you know, scale, and background color changes as you hover over it, and everything’s gonna become so overdone with hover effects, that it can really be a turn off. So I’m hoping that these become, you know, really well thought out use cases. And what they do is add little micro interactions to the websites and just increase the quality of what Divi already brings to the table. I think that that would be absolutely incredible. And it’s going to be the way we’re going to use the hover effects. I think it’s going to be very sparingly because we already have the color buttons on hover, and those type of things which those add great micro interactions. So well, I guess we’ll just go and see, you know, if there’s really good ways, and maybe certain brands situations where the, you know, we’re changing the background color of a section is important, or, you know, maybe we scale, a contact form section as we hover over it. So it brings to light, the fact that you know, here’s the contact form, if you need to get in touch with us, this is the place to do it.
So who knows. I’m very interested to see the way this is going to go and see that how you see exactly how people use this new functionality because it’s something that we’ve all wanted for a very, very, very long time. So jump over to Keegan Lanier Media.com and drop us a line. Let us know exactly how you you plan on using this. How long have you been waiting for it, you know which projects are you working on that you’re going to utilize this functionality on because we want to check them out. We want to give back a little feedback if you you know, if you’re looking for that, and we’d love to get your feedback on how we’re using it. So stay active in the Facebook groups, fate, stay active in our Facebook page, find us wherever you can, but most importantly, jump to Keegan Lanier Media.com. And that’s the that’s the easiest place to say, hey, drop us a line and let us know how you’re doing in which projects you’re working on.
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