The FX – Confetti widget displays falling confetti effect. This effect can be triggered by a button or set as a permanent background in a row, column and more. Consider this fun, celebratory effect for special pages, form submissions and buttons of all kinds!
The FX series of widgets are built with simplicity in mind, providing one dedicated effect that is used as a background for a row, column or other page element. Since these effects are applied as backgrounds, you can work freely with other elements within a row, column, etc. while the visual effect remains in the background.
WIDGET PLACEMENT AND SIZING
- Drop the widget into your site and place it where you would like the confetti effect to be seen.
- You may place the widget in a row, column or inner row.
- Open the widget option panel.
- Apply to: This dropdown provides multiple options for how you choose to apply the effect. The available options are Current Row, Current Column, Entire Page, Custom CSS Selectors, Flex Section (Flex Layout Only) and Flex Grid (Flex Layout Only).
Current Row: Applies the effect to the background of the row the widget is placed in.
Current Column: Applies the effect to the background of the column the widget is placed in.
Entire Page: Applies the effect to the background of the entire page. In this case, the widget may be placed anywhere on the page except the header or footer. Placement in the header or footer will result in the effect being applied to the entire site.
Custom CSS Selectors: This advanced option allows you to target elements using their CSS class or ID. This is useful when trying to apply the effect to the backgrounds of things where a widget cannot be placed, such as a gallery or slideshow. See the Advanced: Using Custom CSS Selectors section below for more information.
Flex Section (Flex Layout Only): Applies the effect to the background of a Flex column. This can only be used in Flex layouts.
Flex Grid (Flex Layout Only): Applies the effect to the background of a Flex column. This can only be used in Flex layouts.
- Confetti Trigger: The confetti effect may be applied as a permanent background or it may be triggered with a button. This setting allows you to choose. “Automatic” applies the effect permanently, and “Button” enables a button trigger.
- Button Label: This is the text that is displayed on the button. This option is only seen when the Button trigger type is used. Button styling options are found in the Design section.
The Design section allows you to customize the look and feel of the confetti effect.
- Confetti Amount: Sets the number of confetti elements are used.
- Animate Confetti: This enables the falling movement of the confetti. When this option is disabled, the confetti will not move.
- Animation Speed: Sets the speed that the confetti falls.
- Confetti Size: Sets the size of the confetti elements.
- Confetti Rotate: Enables a rotation of individual confetti elements as they fall.
- Start From Edge: This groups the confetti elements at the moment they begin to fall, so that they all begin at the same place.
- Confetti Type: This allows you to enable or disable individual confetti shapes: square, triangle, lines and circles.
- Confetti Colors: These allow you to enable up to 4 colors, and select the colors.
ADVANCED: USING CUSTOM CSS SELECTORS
The Apply to setting gives the option for Custom CSS Selectors. This allows you to target most any element on the page, including things that cannot be targeted using the other Apply to options; such as slideshows, galleries, etc.
Using Custom CSS Selectors requires that you identify the class or ID of the element you’re targeting. The best way to do this is to use the Edit HTML/CSS option.
In this example, we will use the class of a gallery as a custom CSS selector.
- Right-click the element you wish to target.
- Select Edit HTML/CSS.
- Find the div class and copy it.
- Paste the class in the Custom CSS Selector field in the widget.
- Note that a period has been added in front of the class name. Class names should begin with a period (.) and IDs should begin with a hashtag (#). This step is required, and is a rule of working with CSS classes and IDs.
- The effect will now be applied to the gallery only.