Dynamic scroll features are a huge aesthetic value add for any self-respecting app. They allow for content to stretch, shape and reconfigure themselves based on the scroll state of your application. After all, you want your app to feel like it’s adjusting to the user’s every move, so it feels responsive and intuitive to use.
Most useful are dynamic headers, which can remain at the top of the screen regardless of how far the user is scrolling down.
However, instead of remaining the same size, shape, and position at all times, a responsive header can be big, bold, and assertive when it first appears, but tuck itself away neatly at the top as the user scrolls and explores the app.
While the position and other values of the dynamic header can change depending on how the component is coded, the overall effect is sleek, interactive, and, well, dynamic.
Create a dynamic header in Framer
Dynamic headers in Framer require just a bit of coding to customize, which means making sure your preferences are set to Show Code When Used. Create your header, set the Overrides to Scroll, and click Edit Code to go into the code for the header.
You can use useTransform to dynamically update values from another motion value, allowing you to animate the header in different ways depending on how much the user is scrolling. This allows you to create a header that, for instance, gets smaller and orients itself leftward as the user scrolls downward from the top of the page.
While many components of Framer require little to no coding expertise, you’ll probably want to know a little about React to navigate this particular feature. Even within those confines, though, it’s easy to build a dynamic header for your app through Framer.