HOW TO CREATE A SLIDER WITH TEXT BLOCK OVERLAY

 
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Adding a slider can create a lot of dynamic engagement with your content. I think this is a great item to feature on a custom blog layout! You can also add it to the homepage, or anywhere really! 

This quick customization allows you to customize the design of the caption that appears on top of the image. By adding a background box and some pretty text, your audience will definitely get clicking!

Ready to learn how? Let's do it.


How to create a slider with text block overlay
on your Squarespace website:

 

  1. First, add a Slider content block to your page (Gallery > Slideshow)

  2. Then add this snippet of code below to your Custom CSS (Design > Custom CSS)

  3. To change the color of the text or background box, change the bold parts of the code below.

 

/* slider with text overlay */

.sqs-block-gallery .sqs-gallery-block-slideshow { 
max-height: 500px !important;
.sqs-gallery-design-stacked-slide {
  max-height: 500px !important;
  overflow: hidden;
  img {
    transition: all ease-in-out 300ms !important;
  }
}
.meta {
  background-color:
white;
  max-width: 60% !important;
  transition: all ease-in-out 700ms !important;
-webkit-transition: all ease-in-out 700ms !important;
-moz-transition: all ease-in-out 700ms !important;
-ms-transition: all ease-in-out 700ms !important;
}
.meta-title {
  text-align: center;
  font-size: 16px;
  text-transform: uppercase;
  letter-spacing: 2px;
  padding: 6px 20px;
color: #
042663;
}
  
.meta-description p {
  text-align: center;
color: #9DB0D8;
  font-size: 12px;
  letter-spacing: 1px;
  padding-top: 4px;
   max-width: 550px;
}
 .meta-description a:link { 
    color: #
9DB0D8;
     text-align: center !important;
}
  
.sqs-gallery-design-stacked-slide:hover {
img {
    -webkit-filter: blur(3px);
  filter: blur(3px);
}
}
@media (max-width : 667px) {
.meta {
  display: block !important;
  max-width: 70% !important;
  min-width: 70% !important;
  left: 50% !important;
}
.meta-title {
  font-size: 12px;
}
.meta-description p {
  display: none;
}
}
}

 

You should now have a slider with text block overlay!

 

SLIDER-text-box-overlay-squarespace.png

 

 

All you have to do now is upload your images and add your Title Captions!

(To do this, hover over an slider image and click the gear icon. Then add your title! If you want to add the "Read Post" text, simply add this to the description box and link it to whatever page or post you'd like.) 

 

And that's it!


 

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