Title Page - Adding transparent box around text

07-20-2022 06:59 AM
New Contributor II

I'm working through my first Story Map and I'd like to have the title page consist of a full screen image, text, and a partially transparent box around the text. I cannot figure out how to do this. I found an example of an existing project that reflects my goal:  Library of Congress  

I also like how this example remains static and the following page scrolls over it. 

Suggestions appreciated. 

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Esri Notable Contributor

Hi @ScottBerard -- Welcome to the community!! It's great to hear you are working on your first story!

The story you referenced was created with one of our classic storytelling templates (Cascade), which is now in extended support, so it is not recommended for new project work.

ArcGIS StoryMaps is Esri's current-generation storytelling tool. It provides a good amount of flexibility, but it does not have unlimited customization options for how to arrange or configure content on the page. Over time, we add more options based on customer feedback.

In ArcGIS StoryMaps, there are three cover layouts for you to choose from: Full, Side-by-Side, and Minimal. You can find these options in the Design panel in the story builder. For Full and SxS you have the option to swap the position of the text by clicking the double-arrow icon.

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If you'd like to see other cover layouts or options added to ArcGIS StoryMaps, please add the specifics of your suggestion to our ideas board so others can vote for it and weigh in on whether they would also find that useful. We use the information on the ideas board to prioritize our future work based on community feedback.

Owen Evans
Lead Product Engineer | StoryMaps
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