Make your Gallery Grid blocks stand out with an engaging and modern hover effect with this code. Your images will initially appear faded/opaque; when someone rolls their mouse over them they will become visible again in full color.
This code works for both Summary Blocks and Gallery Sections, providing an ability for captions to display on hover in each type of block.
How to Add Hover Effect to Gallery Grid in Squarespace?
Add an eye-catching hover effect to your gallery grid block in Squarespace by adding some custom CSS code. This code will make images in the gallery grid block opaque; when hovered over with a mouse, they will transform back to full color – providing your gallery section a distinct identity among other sections on your website.
Hover effects are an easy and versatile way to bring interactivity and flair to any website without resorting to Flash or external plugins. Quick to implement, they can be applied across images, text, links and entire pages – such as buttons or links where their cursor changes color when users hover their cursor over them; but hover effects may also change the background color when someone hovers their mouse over an element when hovered by users.
Setting up a hover effect for your website may seem simple enough, but you must be wary when using CSS. Without adequate knowledge of CSS, creating and integrating this effect could result in errors on the site or even be destructive – it is recommended that professional web designers assist in the process.
To create a hover effect on your Squarespace website, first create two distinct images and upload them separately to the gallery. Next, identify which collection ID each image belongs to before adding code that swaps out images upon hover. This way, your hover effect is applied only when needed!
Add an Image Block
Squarespace allows you to add an image block directly into a Gallery Grid block for creating an online image gallery that showcases your work or client logos. Not only can the block display images in grid format, but you can also customize it by including titles and captions so as to provide additional information without distracting visitors or taking up too much space on your page.
Your image block may require custom caption fonts, colors and sizes that complement its overall site design. To do this, add a CSS code that modifies default caption text for Grid Gallery blocks using Title Text format.
To change the layout and text alignment of an image block while editing a page, click its rectangle while in edit mode, then use the Layout and Alignment buttons between pencil and trashcan icons to access Classic Editor and make necessary modifications without opening Page Designer.
When using grid or Masonry gallery types for your Gallery Grid block, adding an animated hover effect to display images levitating when visitors move their mouse over it is simple. Simply add this code into your custom css and adjust transition and transform values as required – however this technique only works with grid/Masonry gallery types – not slideshow or simple gallery blocks! Consequently, it should only be implemented on main content sections rather than landing pages or areas which require specific customization.
Find Image Block ID
Squarespace 7.1 introduced a new way of displaying gallery section image captions: the image hover code below can help reposition text above images on your site. This works for any gallery section (including blog post type ones if appropriate text block IDs are set up). Just copy and paste this code into DESIGN > CUSTOM CSS to use this new functionality.
The first method involves using your browser’s “inspect” feature to take a peek at the HTML code on a page you wish to modify. Selecting a block or collection, look in the highlighted area for an ID value starting with “id=”block-…” followed by letters and numbers and identify its ID value in this way.
Find your block ID easily with the free Squarespace ID Finder Chrome extension. After installing, simply click on any Block or Section on your website, and its ID will be shown in blue. Apply this unique ID directly into CSS with its own selector, knowing that any changes made will only impact this specific block on the website. For added flexibility you can even combine multiple block ids within one style rule separated by commas as would happen for pages or sections.
Upload Hover Image
Hover effects are an engaging way to bring life and movement to your images and engage visitors by adding movement when visitors move their mouse cursor over them. Squarespace Gallery Grids support creating simple hover effects with some custom CSS code – here’s how you can start!
First, upload the two images you intend to use for your hover effect by creating an Image block and selecting Gallery tab. Once uploaded, copy each URL – one that will be seen prior to interaction from mouse movements, and another which will reappear once hovered upon by user interaction with mouse – before moving on.
Before making changes to your Custom CSS, add the following code. Make sure to replace “INSERT YOUR IMAGE LINK ADDRESS HERE” and “YOUR HYPERLINK ADDRESS HERE” sections with actual image links and hyperlinks from your own website – your image links can be found under the CSS that says image style=””>, while hyperlink codes can be found under link style=””>.
Once you’ve added this code to your site, the grayscale image hover effect should start appearing in Gallery grids on your page. You can also use this code in other parts of your website that support hover effects – for instance the Slideshow and Image Blocks; setting up captions so they only show when hovered will allow more effective use. Our article on Setting Up Gallery Blocks to Display Captions on Hover can provide further detail – but if any questions arise don’t hesitate to reach out – we are always more than happy to assist! If any assistance needed then don’t hesitate contacting us as we always gladly provide assistance!
Add CSS Code
Squarespace Gallery Grids can be used in many different ways. Some might use them to showcase past client logos, while others could create a media coverage section with it. Either way, using one can make your site appear professional and engaging – this tutorial shows how you can add an eye-catching grayscale image hover effect to make your Grid Gallery even better!
This code snippet works well with any Gallery Block featuring a grid design, and allows you to hover over images without them changing color when hovering. Perfect for those wanting a modern and appealing way of animating their gallery images!
To use this code, copy and paste it directly into your custom CSS. This can be achieved by going to Design > Custom CSS and pasting in the code into the textbox provided before saving it.
The code provided above will make all image captions appear upon hover rather than being shown below each photo, making sure that titles and descriptions always show up – plus it works beautifully on mobile devices!
If you are using the Pacific Template, adjust the grid-row-gap value to increase the distance between images on mobile devices. This can prevent them from appearing too close together and enhance visitor experiences on mobile.
Squarespace’s Stack Block provides a quick and easy way to line two sections up side-by-side, making for an alternating blog post layout on desktop computers and mobile devices alike. This code snippet makes this method especially helpful if your blog contains both images and text that needs stacked layout.