Some of my most popular tutorials have been the series on Sectional Borders and separators.

This is #1 in a series of cool sectional dividers inspired by the techniques used on  I even went in and implemented a few on my own website just for fun and to get in some practice

There were just a few things I had to adjust that are unique to Divi and I missed it the first time around. Since so many others were having the same issue, I thought I would attempt to make a novice-friendly step by step tutorial for creating diagonal lines between sections in Divi.


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Lets Get Started


First thing you need to do is assign a unique CSS Class to the section you would like the shadowed diagonal line to be on top of.

1. Open the section settings



2. Give it the following CSS Class: diagonal-shadow





The Magic of CSS

Now lets start to dazzle things up a bit with some CSS.

If you are working with a child theme you can go to Appearance>Editor and open your stylesheet. If not, go to Appearance>Divi Theme Options>ePanel>Custom CSS (which is located at the bottom of the ePanel)

Add this CSS.

/*------[Shadow Diagonal Lines -]-------*/

    #et-main-area { overflow: hidden;} /* Hides all the items that float over the right margin */

	.diagonal-shadow::after {
		position: absolute;
		content: '';
		pointer-events: none;}

	.diagonal-shadow {
		z-index: 1;
		padding-top: 6em;
		background: #2072a7;}

        .diagonal-shadow::after {
		top: 0;
		left: -25%;
		z-index: -1;
		width: 150%;
		height: 75%;
		background: inherit;
		-webkit-transform: rotate(-2deg);
		transform: rotate(-2deg);
		-webkit-transform-origin: 0 0;
		transform-origin: 0 0;}

	.diagonal-shadow::before {
		height: 50%;
		background: #535353;
		-webkit-transform: rotate(-3deg);
		transform: rotate(-3deg);
		-webkit-transform-origin: 3% 0;
		transform-origin: 3% 0;}


On some occasions this trick might pull the border up a little too close to the content in the section above it. To remedy this, just add a divider to the last row of the section above it and set its height at about 50.

To change the shadow color just change this piece right here.



I also hope to cover some of the other section separators in the near future so make sure you are signed up with the newsletter to know when the next article is posted.

I love providing these tutorials for free but for those of you who use these to your financial gain, might you consider buying this poor guy a coffee? 😉


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Well that’s all for now. I hope you find this article useful.

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