28 March, 2010

Use jquery to style your external links with image

You must have noticed in Wikipedia that all external links is followed by an image basically this tells user that the link will open in a new tab.
Lets see an example -
Blogger -An external Link
Fun with blogger -Internal link


You have noticed that the hyperlink blogger has an arrow image on right of it! This tells the user that the link will open up in a new tab when being clicked!One way of doing this is manually putting the class name to each anchor tag entry having external target! or just use jquery function and let Jquery do it for you.

# Understanding External Links strategy. What are external links?
External links are those links which points away from  your site.For this  we use a special attribute target="_blank" which tells the browser to open external link in new tab or window.
External link Looks like this
<a href="http://www.blogger.com/" target="_blank">Blogger </a>
# Purpose/Use  of JQuery. We will use jQuery to find out all a tags with target="_blank" attribute and will append a class name "external" to them by easily defining css for class external.
# Add Class name "external" To your blogger. Just Edit your Template:
Blogger Dashboard >
Layout > Edit HTML

a.external {
padding-right: 13px;
background: transparent url("http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_M0X9MzkzNXE/Srdo-XydVRI/AAAAAAAADpA/3n29SY7GrfI/s320/external.png") no-repeat scroll right center;
}

Now paste the above CSS code before ]]></b:skin>

#Append JQuery to your blogger. Copy below code and paste it Before the </head> in your template.
 <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js"> </script> <script type="text/javascript"> $(document).ready(function() {     $('a[target="_blank"]').addClass("external"); }); </script>

This javascript code consist of two parts:
Jquery library-
 <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
And a function which search  target="_blank" attribute and will append a class name "external" to it.

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12 March, 2010

Insert Adsense Block in the Middle of the post-Blogger

 How to place Adsense in the middle of Blogger posts.
The solution to this problem is quite simple: you only need to move the post body around the advertising code, just with a bunch of JavaScript and a couple of DIVs (divisions).
Works For both Old blogger and New Blogger.






1. In your Blogger template:


OLD BLOGGER

Find the tag <$BlogItemBody$> and replace it with following code:

<div id="prv<$BlogItemNumber$>"></div>

<div style="clear:both;margin:10px 0">
    <!-- Your AdSense code -->
</div>

<div id="fst<$BlogItemNumber$>">
    <$BlogItemBody$>
</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
var obj0=document.getElementById("prv<$BlogItemNumber$>");
var obj1=document.getElementById("fst<$BlogItemNumber$>");
var s=obj1.innerHTML;
var r=s.search(/\x3C!-- adsense --\x3E/igm);
if(r>0) {obj0.innerHTML=s.substr(0,r);obj1.innerHTML=s.substr(r+16);}
</script>


NEW BLOGGER

Find the tag <data:post.body/> (you must check Expand Widget Templates in Blogger console) and replace it with following code:

<div expr:id='"aim1" + data:post.id'></div>

<div style="clear:both; margin:10px 0">
    <!-- Your AdSense code here -->
</div>

<div expr:id='"aim2" + data:post.id'>
    <data:post.body/>
</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
var obj0=document.getElementById("aim1<data:post.id/>");
var obj1=document.getElementById("aim2<data:post.id/>");
var s=obj1.innerHTML;
var r=s.search(/\x3C!-- adsense --\x3E/igm);
if(r>0) {obj0.innerHTML=s.substr(0,r);obj1.innerHTML=s.substr(r+16);}
</script>

Note that you must replace <!-- Your AdSense code --> with block code provided by Google.


2. In every blog post:

Put a special comment
<!-- adsense -->
in the exact point you want to appear AdSense advertising.
Done!


Questions
  1. Does this method violate Google ToS?

    No. Answering a direct support request Google stated this method doesn't violate any of their program policies.
  2. What if I forget to put in a post the <!-- adsense --> comment?

    Nothing. The advertising block will appear in the traditional position you defined in your template before implementing this modification.
  3. What happens in Blogger home page and archive pages where there several posts with <!-- adsense --> comment appears together?

    Exactly the same thing happening before this modification: Google automatically inject in your posts up to 3 AdSense blocks. So just the first 3 posts (in a top-down order) in your home page or archive pages will have ads.

09 March, 2010

Add to blogger :Bullets With Image hover effect

Bullets with image hover effect bloggerThis is a simple tutorial to learn to ADD bullets images to your blogger which change with while you place mouse on it.The image beside shows hovering effect .IF you are looking for free bullets icons or graphics for your blog you can check my article Best places to download free bullets .





Adding Bullets to Post Area


  • Login to your blogger
  • Click on Layout tab >> Click Edit HTML
  • Use your browser search (Cntrl + F) to find .post ul li or some thing like this might be different in different templates.
Copy
background:transparent url(http://i47.tinypic.com/deppy0.jpg) no-repeat scroll 0 4px;
and add in your .post ul li(in between curly brackets { and }) so that your code becomes

.post ul li {
line-height:1.4em;
background:transparent url(http://i47.tinypic.com/deppy0.jpg) no-repeat scroll 0 4px;
margin:0.3em 0;
padding:0 0 0.8em 20px;
}

This is not yet done ,if you save your template you have successfully added image as bullet in your template but it will not change when you take your mouse to your lists.
For that you have to add an another image generally of same style but with different color like i have done first green then blue.For doing that copy below part - and paste it just after .post ul li part
background:transparent url(http://i46.tinypic.com/330u3kp.jpg) no-repeat scroll 0 4px;

.post ul li:hover {
background:transparent url(http://i46.tinypic.com/330u3kp.jpg) no-repeat scroll 0 4px;
}

So now your Final code becomes-


.post ul li {
line-height:1.4em;
background:transparent url(http://i47.tinypic.com/deppy0.jpg) no-repeat scroll 0 4px;
margin:0.3em 0;
padding:0 0 0.8em 20px;
}
.post ul li:hover {
background:transparent url(http://i46.tinypic.com/330u3kp.jpg) no-repeat scroll 0 4px;
}

Note : If your theme does not have any thing like .post ul li   or   .post ul li:hover  in that case search for ]]></b:skin> and paste full code above it.


Adding Bullets to Sidebar


Adding bullets to sidebar is similar to adding it in posts area just add
background:transparent url(http://i47.tinypic.com/deppy0.jpg) no-repeat scroll 0 4px;
in your sidebar wrapper code if your sidebar already has an image you just need to replace the image with this http://i47.tinypic.com/deppy0.jpg


.sidebar ul li {
float:left;
list-style-type:none;
padding-left:15px;
background:transparent url(http://i47.tinypic.com/deppy0.jpg) no-repeat scroll 0 4px;
margin:0 0 5px;
}
.sidebar ul li:hover {
background:transparent url(http://i46.tinypic.com/330u3kp.jpg) no-repeat scroll 0 4px;
}


Note : If your sidebar does not have any thing like .sidebar ul li:hover   you have to add one for your sidebar.
Note :Dont just copy paste blindly it will not work

06 March, 2010

Review contest :Earn hundreds of dollors and get exclusive template

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