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Change the background color based on what the fixed div is currently over

I have a NavBar with fixed position and there will be divs with different background color. when scrolling i want my nav to have the same color of the div that’s it is over.

my goal for this is when scrolling the content of the other div does not overlap with the navbar content like this

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Answer

You can change the navbar background using javascript by checking which element is active on scroll event, I going to post here a simple solution using jquery, but you could use some React dependence that gives you the active element based on scroll to change the color, building a custom hook is also a good choice to solve your use case:

$(window).scroll(function() {
    const scrollDistance = $(window).scrollTop();
    $('section').each(function(i) {
        if ($(this).position().top <= scrollDistance) {
            const bgColor = `linear-gradient(#ccc, ${$(this).css('background-color')})`;
            $('nav').css('background', bgColor);
        }
    });
});
*{
   box-sizing: border-box;
}
.container{
  width: 400px;
  position: relative;
}
section, nav{
  padding: 1rem;
}
section{
    padding-top: 40px;
}
nav{
  position: fixed;
  top: 0;
  display: block;
  background: transparent;
  font-weight: 600;
  width: 400px;
}
.first-section{
  background: yellow;
} 
.second-section{
  background: #ccc;
}
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div class="container">
<nav>Navigation</nav>
<section class="first-section">
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</section>

<section class="second-section">
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</section>
  
  <section class="first-section">
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</section>
</div>