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You might have seen the implementation of infinite scrolling at Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Instead of showing Older / Newer posts links, we can load posts dynamically whenever a "Load more posts" button is clicked, or by scrolling down the page. This tutorial will show you how to implement Ajax based loading script that will add Load More Posts or Infinite Scrolling to Blogger, so that visitors can easily navigate without reloading the page.

How it works?

- You have the option to add a 'Load More Posts' button or load automatically the older posts as visitors scroll down the page.
- Once implemented, Load More Posts / Infinite Scrolling applies to all Blogger posts on index pages (homepage, archive, label pages). It can't be added on individual posts.

Demo

To see it live, check out the demo below. When you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you will see the "Load More Posts" button. Once you click it, the next 3 posts set to display will load below.

infinite scrolling, load more posts



Adding Load More Posts or Infinite Scrolling to Blogger

1. Log into your Blogger account and click on your blog where you want to add it.
2. Go to 'Theme' and click the 'Edit HTML' button to open the Template editor > click anywhere in the code area and press CTRL + F keys (or Command + F) to open the search box.



3. Type the tag below in the search box and press ENTER to find it:
</body>
4. Just above the </body> tag, add the script below:

a. If you want to load posts with 'Load More Posts' button like in the demo blog, add this script:
<script src='https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.2.0/jquery.min.js'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;static_page&quot;'><b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'>
<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
function resizeThumb(e,n){for(var t=document.getElementById(e).getElementsByTagName("img"),a=0;a<t.length;a++)t[a].src=t[a].src.replace(/\/s72\-c/,"/s"+n+"-c")}window.labelfx=function(){var e=function(e){var n=e||{},t=n.url_blog||window.location.host,a=n.id_labelcontent||"#labelfxn";$.ajax({url:"http://"+t+"/feeds/posts/summary?max-results=0&alt=json-in-script",type:"get",dataType:"jsonp",success:function(e){var n=e.feed.category,t="";if(void 0!==n){t="<ul class='labelx'>";for(var i=0;i<n.length;i++)t+='<li><a href="/search/label/'+encodeURIComponent(n[i].term)+'" target="_blank">'+n[i].term+"</a></li>";t+="</ul>",$(a).html(t)}else $(a).html("<span>No Label!</span>")},error:function(){$(a).html("<strong>Error Loading Feed!</strong>")}})};return function(n){e(n)}}(),resizeThumb("main",250),labelfx(),function(e){function n(n){e.getScript("http://"+n+".disqus.com/blogger_index.js")}function t(){s||(s=!0,o?(r.find("a").hide(),r.find("img").show(),e.ajax(o,{dataType:"html"}).done(function(t){var a=e("<div></div>").append(t.replace(l,"")),i=a.find("a.blog-pager-older-link");i?o=i.attr("href"):(o="",r.hide());var p=a.find(d).children(".date-outer");e(d).append(p),resizeThumb("main",250),window._gaq&&window._gaq.push(["_trackPageview",o]),window.gapi&&window.gapi.plusone&&window.gapi.plusone.go&&window.gapi.plusone.go(),window.disqus_shortname&&n(window.disqus_shortname),window.FB&&window.FB.XFBML&&window.FB.XFBML.parse&&window.FB.XFBML.parse(),window.twttr&&window.twttr.widgets&&window.twttr.widgets.load&&window.twttr.widgets.load(),r.find("img").hide(),r.find("a").show(),s=!1})):r.hide())}function a(){if("item"!=_WidgetManager._GetAllData().blog.pageType&&(o=e("a.blog-pager-older-link").attr("href"))){var n=e('<a class="loadpost" href="javascript:;" style="text-decoration:none;font:11px Open Sans, sans-serif;letter-spacing:1px;padding:10px 20px;background:#000000;color:#ffffff;">LOAD MORE POSTS</a>');n.click(t);var a=e('<img src="'+i+'" style="display: none;">');(r=e('<div style="display:block;text-align:center;margin:20px auto;"></div>')).append(n),r.append(a),r.insertBefore(e("#blog-pager")),e("#blog-pager").hide()}}var i="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6_Eha7PSRy0/WXI6jskHE9I/AAAAAAAAMB0/6iFQ2qywS2kaNA2evWgsUb51zjRFf69cQCLcBGAs/s1600/loader.gif",o="",r=null,d="div.blog-posts",s=!1,l=(e(window),e(document),/<script\b[^<]*(?:(?!<\/script>)<[^<]*)*<\/script>/gi);e(document).ready(a)}(jQuery);
//]]>
</script>
</b:if></b:if>

b. If you want to add the infinite scrolling without button, paste this instead:
<script src='https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.2.0/jquery.min.js'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;static_page&quot;'><b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'>
<style type="text/css">.status-msg-wrap{display:none;}</style>
<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
!function(i){function e(e){i.getScript("http://"+e+".disqus.com/blogger_index.js")}function t(){g||(g=!0,r?(w.find("a").hide(),w.find("img").show(),i.ajax(r,{dataType:"html"}).done(function(t){var n=i("<div></div>").append(t.replace(c,"")),o=n.find("a.blog-pager-older-link"),d=n.find(s).children();i(s).append(d),window._gaq&&window._gaq.push(["_trackPageview",r]),window.gapi&&window.gapi.plusone&&window.gapi.plusone.go&&window.gapi.plusone.go(),window.disqus_shortname&&e(window.disqus_shortname),window.FB&&window.FB.XFBML&&window.FB.XFBML.parse&&window.FB.XFBML.parse(),window.twttr&&window.twttr.widgets&&window.twttr.widgets.load&&window.twttr.widgets.load(),o?r=o.attr("href"):(r="",w.hide()),w.find("img").hide(),w.find("a").show(),g=!1})):w.hide())}function n(){return Math.max(p.height(),l.height(),document.documentElement.clientHeight)}function o(){n()-(p.scrollTop()+p.height())<150&&t()}function d(){if("item"!=_WidgetManager._GetAllData().blog.pageType&&(r=i("a.blog-pager-older-link").attr("href"))){var e=i('<a href="javascript:;">Load more posts</a>');e.click(t);var n=i('<img src="'+a+'" style="display: none;">');p.scroll(o),(w=i('<div style="text-align: center; font-size: 150%;"></div>')).append(e),w.append(n),w.insertBefore(i("#blog-pager")),i("#blog-pager").hide()}}var a="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6_Eha7PSRy0/WXI6jskHE9I/AAAAAAAAMB0/6iFQ2qywS2kaNA2evWgsUb51zjRFf69cQCLcBGAs/s1600/loader.gif",r="",w=null,s="div.blog-posts",g=!1,p=i(window),l=i(document),c=/<script\b[^<]*(?:(?!<\/script>)<[^<]*)*<\/script>/gi;i(document).ready(d)}(jQuery);
//]]>
</script>
</b:if></b:if>

Note: This code uses jQuery library, so if you already have jQuery on your page, please remove the line in red highlighted above.

5. Click 'Save template' button and check the 'Load More Posts' button / Infinite Scrolling in your Blogger blog.

Conclusion

That's it! So this is how we can easily add Load More Posts / Infinite Scrolling to Blogger. From now on, our visitors can stay in same page and navigate through infinite number of posts on the fly!

Add Load More Posts or Infinite Scrolling to Blogger

You might have seen the implementation of infinite scrolling at Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Instead of showing Older / Newer posts links, we can load posts dynamically whenever a "Load more posts" button is clicked, or by scrolling down the page. This tutorial will show you how to implement Ajax based loading script that will add Load More Posts or Infinite Scrolling to Blogger, so that visitors can easily navigate without reloading the page.

How it works?

- You have the option to add a 'Load More Posts' button or load automatically the older posts as visitors scroll down the page.
- Once implemented, Load More Posts / Infinite Scrolling applies to all Blogger posts on index pages (homepage, archive, label pages). It can't be added on individual posts.

Demo

To see it live, check out the demo below. When you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you will see the "Load More Posts" button. Once you click it, the next 3 posts set to display will load below.

infinite scrolling, load more posts



Adding Load More Posts or Infinite Scrolling to Blogger

1. Log into your Blogger account and click on your blog where you want to add it.
2. Go to 'Theme' and click the 'Edit HTML' button to open the Template editor > click anywhere in the code area and press CTRL + F keys (or Command + F) to open the search box.



3. Type the tag below in the search box and press ENTER to find it:
</body>
4. Just above the </body> tag, add the script below:

a. If you want to load posts with 'Load More Posts' button like in the demo blog, add this script:
<script src='https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.2.0/jquery.min.js'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;static_page&quot;'><b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'>
<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
function resizeThumb(e,n){for(var t=document.getElementById(e).getElementsByTagName("img"),a=0;a<t.length;a++)t[a].src=t[a].src.replace(/\/s72\-c/,"/s"+n+"-c")}window.labelfx=function(){var e=function(e){var n=e||{},t=n.url_blog||window.location.host,a=n.id_labelcontent||"#labelfxn";$.ajax({url:"http://"+t+"/feeds/posts/summary?max-results=0&alt=json-in-script",type:"get",dataType:"jsonp",success:function(e){var n=e.feed.category,t="";if(void 0!==n){t="<ul class='labelx'>";for(var i=0;i<n.length;i++)t+='<li><a href="/search/label/'+encodeURIComponent(n[i].term)+'" target="_blank">'+n[i].term+"</a></li>";t+="</ul>",$(a).html(t)}else $(a).html("<span>No Label!</span>")},error:function(){$(a).html("<strong>Error Loading Feed!</strong>")}})};return function(n){e(n)}}(),resizeThumb("main",250),labelfx(),function(e){function n(n){e.getScript("http://"+n+".disqus.com/blogger_index.js")}function t(){s||(s=!0,o?(r.find("a").hide(),r.find("img").show(),e.ajax(o,{dataType:"html"}).done(function(t){var a=e("<div></div>").append(t.replace(l,"")),i=a.find("a.blog-pager-older-link");i?o=i.attr("href"):(o="",r.hide());var p=a.find(d).children(".date-outer");e(d).append(p),resizeThumb("main",250),window._gaq&&window._gaq.push(["_trackPageview",o]),window.gapi&&window.gapi.plusone&&window.gapi.plusone.go&&window.gapi.plusone.go(),window.disqus_shortname&&n(window.disqus_shortname),window.FB&&window.FB.XFBML&&window.FB.XFBML.parse&&window.FB.XFBML.parse(),window.twttr&&window.twttr.widgets&&window.twttr.widgets.load&&window.twttr.widgets.load(),r.find("img").hide(),r.find("a").show(),s=!1})):r.hide())}function a(){if("item"!=_WidgetManager._GetAllData().blog.pageType&&(o=e("a.blog-pager-older-link").attr("href"))){var n=e('<a class="loadpost" href="javascript:;" style="text-decoration:none;font:11px Open Sans, sans-serif;letter-spacing:1px;padding:10px 20px;background:#000000;color:#ffffff;">LOAD MORE POSTS</a>');n.click(t);var a=e('<img src="'+i+'" style="display: none;">');(r=e('<div style="display:block;text-align:center;margin:20px auto;"></div>')).append(n),r.append(a),r.insertBefore(e("#blog-pager")),e("#blog-pager").hide()}}var i="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6_Eha7PSRy0/WXI6jskHE9I/AAAAAAAAMB0/6iFQ2qywS2kaNA2evWgsUb51zjRFf69cQCLcBGAs/s1600/loader.gif",o="",r=null,d="div.blog-posts",s=!1,l=(e(window),e(document),/<script\b[^<]*(?:(?!<\/script>)<[^<]*)*<\/script>/gi);e(document).ready(a)}(jQuery);
//]]>
</script>
</b:if></b:if>

b. If you want to add the infinite scrolling without button, paste this instead:
<script src='https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.2.0/jquery.min.js'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;static_page&quot;'><b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'>
<style type="text/css">.status-msg-wrap{display:none;}</style>
<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
!function(i){function e(e){i.getScript("http://"+e+".disqus.com/blogger_index.js")}function t(){g||(g=!0,r?(w.find("a").hide(),w.find("img").show(),i.ajax(r,{dataType:"html"}).done(function(t){var n=i("<div></div>").append(t.replace(c,"")),o=n.find("a.blog-pager-older-link"),d=n.find(s).children();i(s).append(d),window._gaq&&window._gaq.push(["_trackPageview",r]),window.gapi&&window.gapi.plusone&&window.gapi.plusone.go&&window.gapi.plusone.go(),window.disqus_shortname&&e(window.disqus_shortname),window.FB&&window.FB.XFBML&&window.FB.XFBML.parse&&window.FB.XFBML.parse(),window.twttr&&window.twttr.widgets&&window.twttr.widgets.load&&window.twttr.widgets.load(),o?r=o.attr("href"):(r="",w.hide()),w.find("img").hide(),w.find("a").show(),g=!1})):w.hide())}function n(){return Math.max(p.height(),l.height(),document.documentElement.clientHeight)}function o(){n()-(p.scrollTop()+p.height())<150&&t()}function d(){if("item"!=_WidgetManager._GetAllData().blog.pageType&&(r=i("a.blog-pager-older-link").attr("href"))){var e=i('<a href="javascript:;">Load more posts</a>');e.click(t);var n=i('<img src="'+a+'" style="display: none;">');p.scroll(o),(w=i('<div style="text-align: center; font-size: 150%;"></div>')).append(e),w.append(n),w.insertBefore(i("#blog-pager")),i("#blog-pager").hide()}}var a="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6_Eha7PSRy0/WXI6jskHE9I/AAAAAAAAMB0/6iFQ2qywS2kaNA2evWgsUb51zjRFf69cQCLcBGAs/s1600/loader.gif",r="",w=null,s="div.blog-posts",g=!1,p=i(window),l=i(document),c=/<script\b[^<]*(?:(?!<\/script>)<[^<]*)*<\/script>/gi;i(document).ready(d)}(jQuery);
//]]>
</script>
</b:if></b:if>

Note: This code uses jQuery library, so if you already have jQuery on your page, please remove the line in red highlighted above.

5. Click 'Save template' button and check the 'Load More Posts' button / Infinite Scrolling in your Blogger blog.

Conclusion

That's it! So this is how we can easily add Load More Posts / Infinite Scrolling to Blogger. From now on, our visitors can stay in same page and navigate through infinite number of posts on the fly!
If you are not satisfied with the default Lightbox set up by Blogger, here's another cool way to show off your pictures. In case you missed it, I have already shown in one of my posts how to customize the Blogger Lightbox by changing the background color, borders or the text color. This tutorial will show you how to replace it entirely with a cool jQuery Lightbox plugin that is very popular among bloggers.

What this Lightbox does is to display a larger versions of the images that will pop-up into a larger box once we click on them, and allows us to easily navigate through that set of photos by using the previous and next buttons.

jquery lightbox, blogger plugins
To see how it works, visit the demo blog and click on any picture to enlarge it.


Adding jQuery Lightbox to Blogger

Step 1. From your Blogger Dashboard, click on "Theme" > "Edit HTML".

blogger edit html

Step 2. Click anywhere on the code area and press the CTRL + F keys to open the search box, then paste the following tag inside the search box and hit Enter to find it:
]]></b:skin>
Step 3. Choose one of the Lighbox styles from below and paste the CSS code just above the ]]></b:skin> tag:

Custom Blogger Lightbox with Light Background

jquery lightbox white
#jquery-overlay{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;z-index:90;width:100%;height:500px;}
#jquery-lightbox{position:absolute;top:10%;left:0;width:100%;z-index:100;text-align:center;line-height:0;}
#jquery-lightbox a,#jquery-lightbox a:hover{border:none;}
#jquery-lightbox a img{border:none;}
#lightbox-container-image-box{position:relative;background-color:#fff;max-width: 960px;max-height: 560px;margin:0 auto;}
#lightbox-container-image{padding:10px;}
img#lightbox-image {max-height: 540px;max-width: 940px;}
#lightbox-loading{position:absolute;top:40%;left:0%;height:25%;width:100%;text-align:center;line-height:0;}
#lightbox-nav{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;height:100%;width: 100%;z-index:10;}
#lightbox-container-image-box > #lightbox-nav{left:0;}
#lightbox-nav a{outline:none;}
#lightbox-nav-btnPrev,#lightbox-nav-btnNext{width:49%;height:100%;zoom:1;display:block;}
#lightbox-nav-btnPrev{left:10%;float:left;}
#lightbox-nav-btnNext{right:10%;float:right;}
#lightbox-container-image-data-box{font:10px Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;background-color:#fff;margin:0 auto;line-height:1.4em;overflow:auto;max-width: 940px;;padding:0 10px 0;position:relative;z-index:999;}
#lightbox-container-image-data{padding:0 10px;color:#555;}
#lightbox-container-image-data #lightbox-image-details{width:70%;float:left;text-align:left;}
#lightbox-image-details-caption{font-weight:bold;}
#lightbox-image-details-currentNumber{display:block;clear:left;padding-bottom:1.0em;}
#lightbox-secNav-btnClose{width:66px;float:right;padding-bottom:0.7em;}

Custom Blogger Lightbox with Dark Background:

jquery lightbox dark
#jquery-overlay{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;z-index:90;width:100%;height:500px;}
#jquery-lightbox{position:absolute;top:10%;left:0;width:100%;z-index:100;text-align:center;line-height:0}
#jquery-lightbox a,#jquery-lightbox a:hover{border:none}
#jquery-lightbox a img{border:none;}
#lightbox-container-image-box{position:relative;background-color:#000;max-width: 960px;max-height: 560px;margin:0 auto}
#lightbox-container-image{padding:10px;}
img#lightbox-image {max-height: 540px;max-width: 940px;}
#lightbox-loading{position:absolute;top:40%;left:0%;height:25%;width:100%;text-align:center;line-height:0}
#lightbox-nav{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;height:100%;width: 100%;z-index:10}
#lightbox-container-image-box > #lightbox-nav{left:0;}
#lightbox-nav a{outline:none}
#lightbox-nav-btnPrev,#lightbox-nav-btnNext{width:49%;height:100%;zoom:1;display:block}
#lightbox-nav-btnPrev{left:10%;float:left}
#lightbox-nav-btnNext{right:10%;float:right}
#lightbox-container-image-data-box{font:10px Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;background-color:#000;margin:0 auto;line-height:1.4em;overflow:auto;max-width: 940px;;padding:0 10px 0;position:relative;z-index:999;}
#lightbox-container-image-data{padding:0 10px;color:#fff}
#lightbox-container-image-data #lightbox-image-details{width:70%;float:left;text-align:left}
#lightbox-image-details-caption{font-weight:bold}
#lightbox-image-details-currentNumber{display:block;clear:left;padding-bottom:1.0em}
#lightbox-secNav-btnClose{width:66px;float:right;padding-bottom:0.7em}

Step 4. Now find the following tag and just above it, add one of the scripts below:
</head>

Script for Lightbox with Light Background:

<script src='http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
(function(a){a.fn.lightBox=function(p){p=jQuery.extend({overlayBgColor:"#000",overlayOpacity:0.9,fixedNavigation:false,imageLoading:"http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PhHW03ckcTo/Uxz2KObEXKI/AAAAAAAAGdc/yIlxeHoSGrQ/s1600/loading.gif",imageBtnPrev:"http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-argbPLkMSYI/Uxz1cSp0BYI/AAAAAAAAGc8/CEVnfIEZcdA/s1600/prev-image.gif",imageBtnNext:"http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eKmHc8KcGhg/Uxz1lTM4CoI/AAAAAAAAGdE/aqs71cp-J4M/s1600/next-image.gif",imageBtnClose:"http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AaP8lP-PLP4/Uxz1wHeh-1I/AAAAAAAAGdM/B4g4ds7FSr8/s1600/close-image.gif",imageBlank:"http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YAyF8nlnzyM/Uxz1579tqvI/AAAAAAAAGdU/qYDLC_j3T6k/s1600/blank.gif",containerBorderSize:10,containerResizeSpeed:400,txtImage:"Image",txtOf:"of",keyToClose:"c",keyToPrev:"p",keyToNext:"n",imageArray:[],activeImage:0},p);var i=this;function r(){o(this,i);return false}function o(v,u){a("embed, object, select").css({visibility:"hidden"});c();p.imageArray.length=0;p.activeImage=0;if(u.length==1){p.imageArray.push(new Array(v.getAttribute("href"),v.getAttribute("title")))}else{for(var t=0;t<u.length;t++){p.imageArray.push(new Array(u[t].getAttribute("href"),u[t].getAttribute("title")))}}while(p.imageArray[p.activeImage][0]!=v.getAttribute("href")){p.activeImage++}l()}function c(){a("body").append('<div id="jquery-overlay"></div><div id="jquery-lightbox"><div id="lightbox-container-image-box"><div id="lightbox-container-image"><img id="lightbox-image"><div style="" id="lightbox-nav"><a href="#" id="lightbox-nav-btnPrev"></a><a href="#" id="lightbox-nav-btnNext"></a></div><div id="lightbox-loading"><a href="#" id="lightbox-loading-link"><img src="'+p.imageLoading+'"></a></div></div></div><div id="lightbox-container-image-data-box"><div id="lightbox-container-image-data"><div id="lightbox-image-details"><span id="lightbox-image-details-caption"></span><span id="lightbox-image-details-currentNumber"></span></div><div id="lightbox-secNav"><a href="#" id="lightbox-secNav-btnClose"><img src="'+p.imageBtnClose+'"></a></div></div></div></div>');var t=f();a("#jquery-overlay").css({backgroundColor:p.overlayBgColor,opacity:p.overlayOpacity,width:t[0],height:t[1]}).fadeIn();var u=h();a("#jquery-lightbox").css({top:u[1]+(t[3]/10),left:u[0]}).show();a("#jquery-overlay,#jquery-lightbox").click(function(){b()});a("#lightbox-loading-link,#lightbox-secNav-btnClose").click(function(){b();return false});a(window).resize(function(){var v=f();a("#jquery-overlay").css({width:v[0],height:v[1]});var w=h();a("#jquery-lightbox").css({top:w[1]+(v[3]/10),left:w[0]})})}function 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</script>

Script for Lightbox with Dark Background:

<script src='http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<script type='text/javascript'>
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</script>
Step 5. Click on the "Save theme" button to save the changes.

The final step is to disable the original Blogger Lightbox so that it doesn't interfere with this one that we just added: go to "Settings" > "Posts and comments" and you will see the "Showcase images with Lightbox" section on the right side > select "No" and click on the "Save settings" button on the upper right side.

disable blogger lightbox

Now, view your blog and click on any image to see the Custom jQuery Lightbox for Blogger in action. Enjoy!

Add a Custom jQuery Lightbox To Blogger

If you are not satisfied with the default Lightbox set up by Blogger, here's another cool way to show off your pictures. In case you missed it, I have already shown in one of my posts how to customize the Blogger Lightbox by changing the background color, borders or the text color. This tutorial will show you how to replace it entirely with a cool jQuery Lightbox plugin that is very popular among bloggers.

What this Lightbox does is to display a larger versions of the images that will pop-up into a larger box once we click on them, and allows us to easily navigate through that set of photos by using the previous and next buttons.

jquery lightbox, blogger plugins
To see how it works, visit the demo blog and click on any picture to enlarge it.


Adding jQuery Lightbox to Blogger

Step 1. From your Blogger Dashboard, click on "Theme" > "Edit HTML".

blogger edit html

Step 2. Click anywhere on the code area and press the CTRL + F keys to open the search box, then paste the following tag inside the search box and hit Enter to find it:
]]></b:skin>
Step 3. Choose one of the Lighbox styles from below and paste the CSS code just above the ]]></b:skin> tag:

Custom Blogger Lightbox with Light Background

jquery lightbox white
#jquery-overlay{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;z-index:90;width:100%;height:500px;}
#jquery-lightbox{position:absolute;top:10%;left:0;width:100%;z-index:100;text-align:center;line-height:0;}
#jquery-lightbox a,#jquery-lightbox a:hover{border:none;}
#jquery-lightbox a img{border:none;}
#lightbox-container-image-box{position:relative;background-color:#fff;max-width: 960px;max-height: 560px;margin:0 auto;}
#lightbox-container-image{padding:10px;}
img#lightbox-image {max-height: 540px;max-width: 940px;}
#lightbox-loading{position:absolute;top:40%;left:0%;height:25%;width:100%;text-align:center;line-height:0;}
#lightbox-nav{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;height:100%;width: 100%;z-index:10;}
#lightbox-container-image-box > #lightbox-nav{left:0;}
#lightbox-nav a{outline:none;}
#lightbox-nav-btnPrev,#lightbox-nav-btnNext{width:49%;height:100%;zoom:1;display:block;}
#lightbox-nav-btnPrev{left:10%;float:left;}
#lightbox-nav-btnNext{right:10%;float:right;}
#lightbox-container-image-data-box{font:10px Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;background-color:#fff;margin:0 auto;line-height:1.4em;overflow:auto;max-width: 940px;;padding:0 10px 0;position:relative;z-index:999;}
#lightbox-container-image-data{padding:0 10px;color:#555;}
#lightbox-container-image-data #lightbox-image-details{width:70%;float:left;text-align:left;}
#lightbox-image-details-caption{font-weight:bold;}
#lightbox-image-details-currentNumber{display:block;clear:left;padding-bottom:1.0em;}
#lightbox-secNav-btnClose{width:66px;float:right;padding-bottom:0.7em;}

Custom Blogger Lightbox with Dark Background:

jquery lightbox dark
#jquery-overlay{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;z-index:90;width:100%;height:500px;}
#jquery-lightbox{position:absolute;top:10%;left:0;width:100%;z-index:100;text-align:center;line-height:0}
#jquery-lightbox a,#jquery-lightbox a:hover{border:none}
#jquery-lightbox a img{border:none;}
#lightbox-container-image-box{position:relative;background-color:#000;max-width: 960px;max-height: 560px;margin:0 auto}
#lightbox-container-image{padding:10px;}
img#lightbox-image {max-height: 540px;max-width: 940px;}
#lightbox-loading{position:absolute;top:40%;left:0%;height:25%;width:100%;text-align:center;line-height:0}
#lightbox-nav{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;height:100%;width: 100%;z-index:10}
#lightbox-container-image-box > #lightbox-nav{left:0;}
#lightbox-nav a{outline:none}
#lightbox-nav-btnPrev,#lightbox-nav-btnNext{width:49%;height:100%;zoom:1;display:block}
#lightbox-nav-btnPrev{left:10%;float:left}
#lightbox-nav-btnNext{right:10%;float:right}
#lightbox-container-image-data-box{font:10px Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif;background-color:#000;margin:0 auto;line-height:1.4em;overflow:auto;max-width: 940px;;padding:0 10px 0;position:relative;z-index:999;}
#lightbox-container-image-data{padding:0 10px;color:#fff}
#lightbox-container-image-data #lightbox-image-details{width:70%;float:left;text-align:left}
#lightbox-image-details-caption{font-weight:bold}
#lightbox-image-details-currentNumber{display:block;clear:left;padding-bottom:1.0em}
#lightbox-secNav-btnClose{width:66px;float:right;padding-bottom:0.7em}

Step 4. Now find the following tag and just above it, add one of the scripts below:
</head>

Script for Lightbox with Light Background:

<script src='http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
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</script>

Script for Lightbox with Dark Background:

<script src='http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
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</script>
Step 5. Click on the "Save theme" button to save the changes.

The final step is to disable the original Blogger Lightbox so that it doesn't interfere with this one that we just added: go to "Settings" > "Posts and comments" and you will see the "Showcase images with Lightbox" section on the right side > select "No" and click on the "Save settings" button on the upper right side.

disable blogger lightbox

Now, view your blog and click on any image to see the Custom jQuery Lightbox for Blogger in action. Enjoy!
This tutorial will show you how to add another beautiful image slider for Blogger / BlogSpot made with jQuery and, of course, with HTML and CSS. This slider, called Orbit, is a lightweight jQuery plugin that will display multiple images in a limited space using navigation arrows (previous-next buttons). On the upper left of the Orbit slideshow, we have some small bullet icons indicating the current image that we are viewing and, on the upper right side, is the pause option and a timer letting us know when the next image will be displayed.

If you want to see this cool image slider in action, please visit this demo blog:


image slider, slideshow, jquery

Related:
Photo Gallery with Thumbnails using Javascript and CSS
Spacegallery: A jQuery Time Machine-like Slideshow/Image Gallery
Image Slider that Displays Pictures on Mouse Hover using only CSS

The HTML markup is pretty clean, just an element that wraps multiple images where the captions are generated from the span tags of these images.

How to Add the Orbit Image Slider to Blogger

Step 1. From your Blogger Dashboard, go to Template > Edit HTML > click anywhere inside the code area and press the CTRL + F keys to open the blogger search box. Paste or type the below tag inside the search box and hit Enter to find it.
</head>

Step 2. Just above </head> add the following scripts:

<script src='http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js' type='text/javascript'/>

<!--[if IE]>
<style type="text/css">
.timer { display: none !important; }
div.caption { background:transparent; filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#99000000,endColorstr=#99000000);zoom: 1; }
</style>
<![endif]-->

<script type='text/javascript'>
$(window).load(function() {
$(&#39;#featured&#39;).orbit({
advanceSpeed: 5000,
&#39;bullets&#39;: true,
&#39;timer&#39; : true,
&#39;animation&#39; : &#39;horizontal-slide&#39;
});
});
</script>

<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
/*
* jQuery Orbit Plugin 1.1
* www.ZURB.com/playground
* Copyright 2010, ZURB
* Free to use under the MIT license.
* http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
*/

(function(e){e.fn.orbit=function(a){a=e.extend({animation:"fade",animationSpeed:800,advanceSpeed:4E3,startClockOnMouseOut:true,startClockOnMouseOutAfter:3E3,directionalNav:true,captions:true,captionAnimationSpeed:800,timer:false,bullets:false},a);return this.each(function(){function m(c){function g(){f.eq(h).css({"z-index":1});s=false}var h=b,k=c;if(h==k)return false;if(!s){s=true;if(c=="next"){b++;if(b==n)b=0}else if(c=="prev"){b--;if(b<0)b=n-1}else{b=c;if(h<b)k="next";else if(h>b)k="prev"}a.bullets&&
x();if(a.animation=="fade"){f.eq(h).css({"z-index":2});f.eq(b).css({opacity:0,"z-index":3}).animate({opacity:1},a.animationSpeed,g);a.captions&&o()}if(a.animation=="horizontal-slide"){f.eq(h).css({"z-index":2});k=="next"&&f.eq(b).css({left:t,"z-index":3}).animate({left:0},a.animationSpeed,g);k=="prev"&&f.eq(b).css({left:-t,"z-index":3}).animate({left:0},a.animationSpeed,g);a.captions&&o()}if(a.animation=="vertical-slide"){f.eq(h).css({"z-index":2});k=="prev"&&f.eq(b).css({top:u,"z-index":3}).animate({top:0},
a.animationSpeed,g);k=="next"&&f.eq(b).css({top:-u,"z-index":3}).animate({top:0},a.animationSpeed,g);a.captions&&o()}}}var b=0,n=0,t,u,s,d=e(this).addClass("orbit"),f=d.find("img, a img");f.each(function(){var c=e(this),g=c.width();c=c.height();d.width(g);t=d.width();d.height(c);u=d.height();n++});f.eq(b).css({"z-index":3});if(a.timer){d.append('<div class="timer"><span class="mask"><span class="rotator"></span></span><span class="pause"></span></div>');var j=e("div.timer"),p;if(j.length!=0){var C=
a.advanceSpeed/180,v=e("div.timer span.rotator"),y=e("div.timer span.mask"),z=e("div.timer span.pause"),l=0,A,w=function(){p=true;z.removeClass("active");A=setInterval(function(){var c="rotate("+l+"deg)";l+=2;v.css({"-webkit-transform":c,"-moz-transform":c,"-o-transform":c});if(l>180){v.addClass("move");y.addClass("move")}if(l>360){v.removeClass("move");y.removeClass("move");l=0;m("next")}},C)},q=function(){p=false;clearInterval(A);z.addClass("active")};w();j.click(function(){p?q():w()});if(a.startClockOnMouseOut){var B;
d.mouseleave(function(){B=setTimeout(function(){p||w()},a.startClockOnMouseOutAfter)});d.mouseenter(function(){clearTimeout(B)})}}}if(a.captions){d.append('<div class="caption"><span class="orbit-caption"></span></div>');var r=d.children("div.caption").children("span").addClass("orbit-caption").show(),o=function(){var c=f.eq(b).attr("rel"),g=e("#"+c).html(),h=r.height()+20;r.attr("id","#"+c).html(g);g?r.parent().stop().animate({bottom:0},a.captionAnimationSpeed):r.parent().stop().animate({bottom:-h},
a.captionAnimationSpeed)};o()}if(a.directionalNav){d.append('<div class="slider-nav"><span class="right">Right</span><span class="left">Left</span></div>');j=d.children("div.slider-nav").children("span.left");var D=d.children("div.slider-nav").children("span.right");j.click(function(){a.timer&&q();m("prev")});D.click(function(){a.timer&&q();m("next")})}if(a.bullets){d.append('<ul class="orbit-bullets"></ul>');var E=e("ul.orbit-bullets");for(i=0;i<n;i++){j=e("<li>"+i+"</li>");e("ul.orbit-bullets").append(j);
j.data("index",i);j.click(function(){a.timer&&q();m(e(this).data("index"))})}var x=function(){E.children("li").removeClass("active").eq(b).addClass("active")};x()}})}})(jQuery);
//]]>
</script>

Note: You can change the transitions speed between each image by modifying the 5000 value from the line in blue - a higher number will make the pictures stay longer between each transition.

Important! If you have already a version of jQuery in your template, please remove the line in red, otherwise the slideshow might not work.

Step 3. Now it is time to add the CSS. Find (CTRL + F) this tag:
]]></b:skin>
Step 4. Just above ]]></b:skin> add this code:
#featured {height: 1px; width: 1px; overflow: hidden;}
div.orbit {
width: 1px;
height: 1px;
position: relative;
overflow: hidden;
}

div.orbit img {
position: absolute;
top: 0;
left: 0;
}
div.orbit a img {border: none;}

div.timer {
width: 40px;
height: 40px;
overflow: hidden;
position: absolute;
top: 10px;
right:10px;
opacity: .6;
cursor: pointer;
z-index: 1001;
}

span.rotator {
display: block;
width: 40px;
height: 40px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
left: -20px;
background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RIbuOzbC8os/UwDPg1IgFaI/AAAAAAAAGN0/DrmP4kh7G08/s1600/timer-icon.png);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
z-index: 3;
}

span.mask {
display: block;
width: 20px;
height: 40px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
right: 0;
z-index: 2;
overflow: hidden;
}

span.rotator.move {left: 0;}
span.mask.move {
width: 40px;
left: 0;
background: url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9FdwFtBqvS4/UwDPqzE3ABI/AAAAAAAAGN8/r4xhlPpOHY4/s1600/timer-right.png);
background-repeat: repeat;
background-position: 0px 0px;
}

span.pause {
display: block;
width: 40px;
height: 40px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
left: 0px;
background-image: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8G-L7Onwt-Y/UwDPy372vYI/AAAAAAAAGOE/4qUdsKJaK98/s1600/pause-icon.png);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
z-index: 4;
opacity: 0;
}

div.timer:hover span.pause,
span.pause.active,
div.timer:hover span.pause.active { opacity: 1; }

div.caption {
background: #000;
background: rgba(0,0,0,.6);
width: 100%;
z-index: 1000;
position: absolute;
bottom:-100px;
color: #fff;
padding: 8px 0;
text-align: center;
}

div.caption span {
padding: 0 10px;
font-size: 14px;
text-shadow: 0px 1px 0px rgba(0,0,0,.8);
margin: 0;
}
.orbit-caption { display: none; }

div.orbit:hover div.slider-nav { display: block; }
div.slider-nav { display: none; }
div.slider-nav span {
width: 33px;
height: 33px;
text-indent: -9999px;
position: absolute;
z-index: 1000;
top: 43%;
cursor: pointer;
}

div.slider-nav span.right {
background-image: url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oW1NQkjT3Ws/UwDP7b7T2-I/AAAAAAAAGOM/JaeJxm9qZ60/s1600/arrow-right.png);
right: 10px;
}
div.slider-nav span.left {
background-image: url(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-T9eMQBFvVro/UwDQBxCnpWI/AAAAAAAAGOU/L8KS7EAOqOU/s1600/arrow-left.png);
left: 10px;
}

.orbit-bullets {
position: absolute;
z-index: 1000;
list-style: none;
top: 10px;
left: 7px;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
}

.orbit-bullets li {
float: left;
margin-left: 5px;
cursor: pointer;
color: #999;
text-indent: -9999px;
background-image: url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lKQgWI4_xhQ/UwDQI0WIQmI/AAAAAAAAGOc/1e6zuurwFSg/s1600/bullets.png);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-position: 0 0;
width: 7px;
height: 7px;
overflow: hidden;
}
.orbit-bullets li.active { color: #222; background-position: -7px 0; }
Step 5. Click on the "Save template" button to save the changes.

Finally, we will use the HTML code that displays the images. We have the option to add the slider either inside one of our posts/pages, or display it as a gadget on the blog' sidebar or below the header.

If you choose to add it inside one of your posts, switch to the HTML tab and paste the code below inside HTML box of your post.

If you want to add it in the blog sidebar/below the header, go to "Layout", click on the "Add a gadget link" > choose "HTML/JavaScript" from the pop-up window and paste this html inside the box:
<div id='featured'>

<a href='Link URL'><img rel='photo1' src="image URL" style='height: 348px; width: 590px;'/></a>
<span class='orbit-caption' id='photo1'>Ut eleifend tortor aliquet, fringilla nunc non, consectetur magna.</span>

<a href="Link URL"><img rel='photo2' src="image URL" style='height: 348px; width: 590px;'/></a>
<span class='orbit-caption' id='photo2'>This is an example of description with links: <a href='Description Link URL' style='color: #09A7EA;'>Helplogger</a></span>

<a href="Link URL"><img rel='photo3' src="image URL" style='height: 348px; width: 590px;'/></a>
<span class='orbit-caption' id='photo3' style='text-align:center;'>Ut eleifend tortor aliquet, fringilla nunc non, consectetur magna.</span>

<a href='Link URL'><img rel='photo4' src="image URL" style='height: 348px; width: 590px;'/></a>
<span class='orbit-caption' id='photo4'>This is an example of description with links: <a href='Description Link URL' style='color: #09A7EA;'>Helplogger</a></span>

</div>
This code contains the images, links and descriptions for each image. In blue, are the URLs of the links and images that you need to replace with your own. Inside the HTML code of each image, you have the size of each picture that can be changed by modifying the width (590) and height (348) values. To add the description for your pictures, replace the text in red.

If you want to add more pictures, add this HTML before the </div> tag:
<a href='Link URL'><img rel='photo5' src="image URL" style='height: 348px; width: 590px;'/></a>
<span class='orbit-caption' id='photo5'>Ut eleifend tortor aliquet, fringilla nunc non, consectetur magna.</span>
Notice that each image and description has an unique identifier (id) and shouldn't be repeated. For instance, in the description text of the first image, we have the id="photo1" and within the image code is the "rel" attribute with the name of the id, that is rel="photo1".

After you added your images, click the "Save" or "Publish" button and that's it! Now you can enjoy this cool Orbit Image Slider for Blogger.

Orbit - jQuery Image Slider Plugin For Blogger

This tutorial will show you how to add another beautiful image slider for Blogger / BlogSpot made with jQuery and, of course, with HTML and CSS. This slider, called Orbit, is a lightweight jQuery plugin that will display multiple images in a limited space using navigation arrows (previous-next buttons). On the upper left of the Orbit slideshow, we have some small bullet icons indicating the current image that we are viewing and, on the upper right side, is the pause option and a timer letting us know when the next image will be displayed.

If you want to see this cool image slider in action, please visit this demo blog:


image slider, slideshow, jquery

Related:
Photo Gallery with Thumbnails using Javascript and CSS
Spacegallery: A jQuery Time Machine-like Slideshow/Image Gallery
Image Slider that Displays Pictures on Mouse Hover using only CSS

The HTML markup is pretty clean, just an element that wraps multiple images where the captions are generated from the span tags of these images.

How to Add the Orbit Image Slider to Blogger

Step 1. From your Blogger Dashboard, go to Template > Edit HTML > click anywhere inside the code area and press the CTRL + F keys to open the blogger search box. Paste or type the below tag inside the search box and hit Enter to find it.
</head>

Step 2. Just above </head> add the following scripts:

<script src='http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js' type='text/javascript'/>

<!--[if IE]>
<style type="text/css">
.timer { display: none !important; }
div.caption { background:transparent; filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#99000000,endColorstr=#99000000);zoom: 1; }
</style>
<![endif]-->

<script type='text/javascript'>
$(window).load(function() {
$(&#39;#featured&#39;).orbit({
advanceSpeed: 5000,
&#39;bullets&#39;: true,
&#39;timer&#39; : true,
&#39;animation&#39; : &#39;horizontal-slide&#39;
});
});
</script>

<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
/*
* jQuery Orbit Plugin 1.1
* www.ZURB.com/playground
* Copyright 2010, ZURB
* Free to use under the MIT license.
* http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
*/

(function(e){e.fn.orbit=function(a){a=e.extend({animation:"fade",animationSpeed:800,advanceSpeed:4E3,startClockOnMouseOut:true,startClockOnMouseOutAfter:3E3,directionalNav:true,captions:true,captionAnimationSpeed:800,timer:false,bullets:false},a);return this.each(function(){function m(c){function g(){f.eq(h).css({"z-index":1});s=false}var h=b,k=c;if(h==k)return false;if(!s){s=true;if(c=="next"){b++;if(b==n)b=0}else if(c=="prev"){b--;if(b<0)b=n-1}else{b=c;if(h<b)k="next";else if(h>b)k="prev"}a.bullets&&
x();if(a.animation=="fade"){f.eq(h).css({"z-index":2});f.eq(b).css({opacity:0,"z-index":3}).animate({opacity:1},a.animationSpeed,g);a.captions&&o()}if(a.animation=="horizontal-slide"){f.eq(h).css({"z-index":2});k=="next"&&f.eq(b).css({left:t,"z-index":3}).animate({left:0},a.animationSpeed,g);k=="prev"&&f.eq(b).css({left:-t,"z-index":3}).animate({left:0},a.animationSpeed,g);a.captions&&o()}if(a.animation=="vertical-slide"){f.eq(h).css({"z-index":2});k=="prev"&&f.eq(b).css({top:u,"z-index":3}).animate({top:0},
a.animationSpeed,g);k=="next"&&f.eq(b).css({top:-u,"z-index":3}).animate({top:0},a.animationSpeed,g);a.captions&&o()}}}var b=0,n=0,t,u,s,d=e(this).addClass("orbit"),f=d.find("img, a img");f.each(function(){var c=e(this),g=c.width();c=c.height();d.width(g);t=d.width();d.height(c);u=d.height();n++});f.eq(b).css({"z-index":3});if(a.timer){d.append('<div class="timer"><span class="mask"><span class="rotator"></span></span><span class="pause"></span></div>');var j=e("div.timer"),p;if(j.length!=0){var C=
a.advanceSpeed/180,v=e("div.timer span.rotator"),y=e("div.timer span.mask"),z=e("div.timer span.pause"),l=0,A,w=function(){p=true;z.removeClass("active");A=setInterval(function(){var c="rotate("+l+"deg)";l+=2;v.css({"-webkit-transform":c,"-moz-transform":c,"-o-transform":c});if(l>180){v.addClass("move");y.addClass("move")}if(l>360){v.removeClass("move");y.removeClass("move");l=0;m("next")}},C)},q=function(){p=false;clearInterval(A);z.addClass("active")};w();j.click(function(){p?q():w()});if(a.startClockOnMouseOut){var B;
d.mouseleave(function(){B=setTimeout(function(){p||w()},a.startClockOnMouseOutAfter)});d.mouseenter(function(){clearTimeout(B)})}}}if(a.captions){d.append('<div class="caption"><span class="orbit-caption"></span></div>');var r=d.children("div.caption").children("span").addClass("orbit-caption").show(),o=function(){var c=f.eq(b).attr("rel"),g=e("#"+c).html(),h=r.height()+20;r.attr("id","#"+c).html(g);g?r.parent().stop().animate({bottom:0},a.captionAnimationSpeed):r.parent().stop().animate({bottom:-h},
a.captionAnimationSpeed)};o()}if(a.directionalNav){d.append('<div class="slider-nav"><span class="right">Right</span><span class="left">Left</span></div>');j=d.children("div.slider-nav").children("span.left");var D=d.children("div.slider-nav").children("span.right");j.click(function(){a.timer&&q();m("prev")});D.click(function(){a.timer&&q();m("next")})}if(a.bullets){d.append('<ul class="orbit-bullets"></ul>');var E=e("ul.orbit-bullets");for(i=0;i<n;i++){j=e("<li>"+i+"</li>");e("ul.orbit-bullets").append(j);
j.data("index",i);j.click(function(){a.timer&&q();m(e(this).data("index"))})}var x=function(){E.children("li").removeClass("active").eq(b).addClass("active")};x()}})}})(jQuery);
//]]>
</script>

Note: You can change the transitions speed between each image by modifying the 5000 value from the line in blue - a higher number will make the pictures stay longer between each transition.

Important! If you have already a version of jQuery in your template, please remove the line in red, otherwise the slideshow might not work.

Step 3. Now it is time to add the CSS. Find (CTRL + F) this tag:
]]></b:skin>
Step 4. Just above ]]></b:skin> add this code:
#featured {height: 1px; width: 1px; overflow: hidden;}
div.orbit {
width: 1px;
height: 1px;
position: relative;
overflow: hidden;
}

div.orbit img {
position: absolute;
top: 0;
left: 0;
}
div.orbit a img {border: none;}

div.timer {
width: 40px;
height: 40px;
overflow: hidden;
position: absolute;
top: 10px;
right:10px;
opacity: .6;
cursor: pointer;
z-index: 1001;
}

span.rotator {
display: block;
width: 40px;
height: 40px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
left: -20px;
background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RIbuOzbC8os/UwDPg1IgFaI/AAAAAAAAGN0/DrmP4kh7G08/s1600/timer-icon.png);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
z-index: 3;
}

span.mask {
display: block;
width: 20px;
height: 40px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
right: 0;
z-index: 2;
overflow: hidden;
}

span.rotator.move {left: 0;}
span.mask.move {
width: 40px;
left: 0;
background: url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9FdwFtBqvS4/UwDPqzE3ABI/AAAAAAAAGN8/r4xhlPpOHY4/s1600/timer-right.png);
background-repeat: repeat;
background-position: 0px 0px;
}

span.pause {
display: block;
width: 40px;
height: 40px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
left: 0px;
background-image: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8G-L7Onwt-Y/UwDPy372vYI/AAAAAAAAGOE/4qUdsKJaK98/s1600/pause-icon.png);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
z-index: 4;
opacity: 0;
}

div.timer:hover span.pause,
span.pause.active,
div.timer:hover span.pause.active { opacity: 1; }

div.caption {
background: #000;
background: rgba(0,0,0,.6);
width: 100%;
z-index: 1000;
position: absolute;
bottom:-100px;
color: #fff;
padding: 8px 0;
text-align: center;
}

div.caption span {
padding: 0 10px;
font-size: 14px;
text-shadow: 0px 1px 0px rgba(0,0,0,.8);
margin: 0;
}
.orbit-caption { display: none; }

div.orbit:hover div.slider-nav { display: block; }
div.slider-nav { display: none; }
div.slider-nav span {
width: 33px;
height: 33px;
text-indent: -9999px;
position: absolute;
z-index: 1000;
top: 43%;
cursor: pointer;
}

div.slider-nav span.right {
background-image: url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oW1NQkjT3Ws/UwDP7b7T2-I/AAAAAAAAGOM/JaeJxm9qZ60/s1600/arrow-right.png);
right: 10px;
}
div.slider-nav span.left {
background-image: url(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-T9eMQBFvVro/UwDQBxCnpWI/AAAAAAAAGOU/L8KS7EAOqOU/s1600/arrow-left.png);
left: 10px;
}

.orbit-bullets {
position: absolute;
z-index: 1000;
list-style: none;
top: 10px;
left: 7px;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
}

.orbit-bullets li {
float: left;
margin-left: 5px;
cursor: pointer;
color: #999;
text-indent: -9999px;
background-image: url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lKQgWI4_xhQ/UwDQI0WIQmI/AAAAAAAAGOc/1e6zuurwFSg/s1600/bullets.png);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-position: 0 0;
width: 7px;
height: 7px;
overflow: hidden;
}
.orbit-bullets li.active { color: #222; background-position: -7px 0; }
Step 5. Click on the "Save template" button to save the changes.

Finally, we will use the HTML code that displays the images. We have the option to add the slider either inside one of our posts/pages, or display it as a gadget on the blog' sidebar or below the header.

If you choose to add it inside one of your posts, switch to the HTML tab and paste the code below inside HTML box of your post.

If you want to add it in the blog sidebar/below the header, go to "Layout", click on the "Add a gadget link" > choose "HTML/JavaScript" from the pop-up window and paste this html inside the box:
<div id='featured'>

<a href='Link URL'><img rel='photo1' src="image URL" style='height: 348px; width: 590px;'/></a>
<span class='orbit-caption' id='photo1'>Ut eleifend tortor aliquet, fringilla nunc non, consectetur magna.</span>

<a href="Link URL"><img rel='photo2' src="image URL" style='height: 348px; width: 590px;'/></a>
<span class='orbit-caption' id='photo2'>This is an example of description with links: <a href='Description Link URL' style='color: #09A7EA;'>Helplogger</a></span>

<a href="Link URL"><img rel='photo3' src="image URL" style='height: 348px; width: 590px;'/></a>
<span class='orbit-caption' id='photo3' style='text-align:center;'>Ut eleifend tortor aliquet, fringilla nunc non, consectetur magna.</span>

<a href='Link URL'><img rel='photo4' src="image URL" style='height: 348px; width: 590px;'/></a>
<span class='orbit-caption' id='photo4'>This is an example of description with links: <a href='Description Link URL' style='color: #09A7EA;'>Helplogger</a></span>

</div>
This code contains the images, links and descriptions for each image. In blue, are the URLs of the links and images that you need to replace with your own. Inside the HTML code of each image, you have the size of each picture that can be changed by modifying the width (590) and height (348) values. To add the description for your pictures, replace the text in red.

If you want to add more pictures, add this HTML before the </div> tag:
<a href='Link URL'><img rel='photo5' src="image URL" style='height: 348px; width: 590px;'/></a>
<span class='orbit-caption' id='photo5'>Ut eleifend tortor aliquet, fringilla nunc non, consectetur magna.</span>
Notice that each image and description has an unique identifier (id) and shouldn't be repeated. For instance, in the description text of the first image, we have the id="photo1" and within the image code is the "rel" attribute with the name of the id, that is rel="photo1".

After you added your images, click the "Save" or "Publish" button and that's it! Now you can enjoy this cool Orbit Image Slider for Blogger.
Many times when we think about creating a blog, we tend to put many gadgets, although many are not necessary, or perhaps only a few of them. In order to add the gadgets that we want, we need to have enough space. A solution would be to use an expanding/collapsing menu that is hidden and expands when the user clicks on it.

Originally, this plugin called Sliding Login Panel was created so that users could register on the site, but as we know, in Blogger we don't have the option to add user registration, but that doesn't mean we can't take advantage of this plugin and use it to add other elements, such as a menu, search box, social icons, feed subscription etc.


You can find a demo of this panel in this blog - just click on the Open menu link on the top.

Adding the jQuery Expand/Collapse Slider Panel to Blogger

This sliding menu is made with jQuery, so the first thing is to add the script by pasting it just below the <head> tag:

Step 1. From your Blogger dashboard > go to "Template" > click on the "Edit HTML" button:

blogger template

Step 2. Click anywhere inside the code area and search by pressing the CTRL + F keys for the <head> tag

Step 3. Below the <head> tag, add this script:
<script src='http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js' type='text/javascript'></script>
<script type='text/javascript'>
$(document).ready(function() {

$(&quot;#open&quot;).click(function(){
$(&quot;div#panel&quot;).slideDown(&quot;slow&quot;);
});

$(&quot;#close&quot;).click(function(){
$(&quot;div#panel&quot;).slideUp(&quot;slow&quot;);
});

$(&quot;#toggle a&quot;).click(function () {
$(&quot;#toggle a&quot;).toggle();
});

});</script>

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'>
<style>
body#layout #slide-top-panel {display:none !important;}
</style>
</b:if>

Step 4. Now search (CTRL + F) the </head> tag and add the CSS styles just above it:
<style>
.clearfix:after {content: ".";display: block;height: 0;clear: both;visibility: hidden;}
.clearfix {display: inline-block;}
* html .clearfix {height: 1%;}
.clearfix {display: block;}
.clearfix {height: 1%;}
.clearfix {display: block;}

.tab {
background: url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NUzxkktRzaU/Uv_kp1jV21I/AAAAAAAAGLo/KtKg7i17Ecc/s1600/sliding-panel-tab-0.png) repeat-x 0 0;
height: 42px;
position: relative;
top: 0;
z-index: 999;
}
.tab ul.login {
display: block;
position: relative;
float: right;
clear: right;
height: 42px;
width: auto;
font-weight: bold;
line-height: 42px;
margin: 0;
right: 150px;
color: white;
font-size: 80%;
text-align: center;
}
.tab ul.login li.left {
background: url(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xlp0IDZdYO0/Uv_kY314jPI/AAAAAAAAGLQ/rViPl1Lb6AA/s1600/sliding-panel-tab-left.png) no-repeat left 0;
height: 42px;
width: 30px;
padding: 0;
margin: 0;
display: block;
float: left;
}
.tab ul.login li.right {
background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5XawEIl5fZ4/Uv_kY6E8W2I/AAAAAAAAGLc/3gC41-rCLcE/s1600/sliding-panel-tab-right.png) no-repeat left 0;
height: 42px;
width: 30px;
padding: 0;
margin: 0;
display: block;
float: left;
}
.tab ul.login li {
text-align: left;
padding: 0 6px;
display: block;
float: left;
height: 42px;
background: url(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xRg5USmC76w/Uv_kY2BfO2I/AAAAAAAAGLU/ssNd4LjkegQ/s1600/sliding-panel-tab.png) repeat-x 0 0;
}

.tab ul.login li a {color: #15ADFF;}
.tab ul.login li a:hover {color: #FFFFFF;}
.tab .sep {color:#414141}

.tab a.open, .tab a.close {
height: 20px;
line-height: 20px !important;
padding-left: 30px !important;
cursor: pointer;
display: block;
width: 100px;
position: relative;
top: 11px;
}

.tab a.open {background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cdOsu2eBoaw/Uv_jiuYiBwI/AAAAAAAAGK0/MHNq2ZHKx84/s1600/button-open.png) no-repeat left 0;}
.tab a.close {background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-x8TYckHLWSI/Uv_jikLN4XI/AAAAAAAAGKw/351QJzRE6hU/s1600/button-close.png) no-repeat left 0;}
.tab a:hover.open {background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cdOsu2eBoaw/Uv_jiuYiBwI/AAAAAAAAGK0/MHNq2ZHKx84/s1600/button-open.png) no-repeat left -19px;}
.tab a:hover.close {background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-x8TYckHLWSI/Uv_jikLN4XI/AAAAAAAAGKw/351QJzRE6hU/s1600/button-close.png) no-repeat left -19px;}

#slide-top-panel {
position: absolute;
top: 0;
width: 100%;
z-index: 999;
text-align: center;
margin-left: auto;
margin-right: auto;
}
#panel {
width: 100%;
height: 230px;
color: #999999;
background: #272727;
overflow: hidden;
position: relative;
z-index: 3;
display: none;
}
#panel h4 {
font-size: 18px;
color: #F2F2F2;
text-align: center;
padding: 5px 0 10px;
margin: 0;
}
#panel p {
margin: 5px 0;
padding: 0px;
}
#panel a {
text-decoration: none;
color: #15ADFF;
}
#panel a:hover {
color: white;
}
#panel .content {
width: 960px;
margin: 0 auto;
padding-top: 15px;
text-align: left;
font-size: 0.85em;
}
#panel .content .left {
width: 280px;
float: left;
padding: 0 15px;
border-left: 1px solid #333;
}
#panel .content .right {
border-right: 1px solid #333;
}
#panel .content form {
margin: 0 0 10px 0;
}
#panel .content label {
float: left;
padding-top: 8px;
clear: both;
width: 280px;
display: block;
}
#panel .content input.field {
border: 1px #1A1A1A solid;
background: #545454;
border-radius: 10px;
margin-right: 5px;
margin-top: 4px;
width: 200px;
color: white;
height: 18px;
}
#panel .content input:focus.field {
background: #7F7F7F;
}
#panel .content input.button-register {
display: block;
clear: both;
height: 24px;
width: 94px;
color: white;
background: transparent url(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dT-QzDtobHo/Uv_j8KyMIWI/AAAAAAAAGLE/dhWa0RKCLpI/s1600/button-register.png) no-repeat 0 0;
text-align: center;
cursor: pointer;
border: none;
font-weight: bold;
margin: 10px auto;
}
#sliding-panel {
width: 160px;
float: left;
}
#sliding-panel2 {
width: 160px;
float: right;
}
#sliding-panel ul, #sliding-panel2 ul{
font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
list-style-type:none;
margin:0;
padding:0;
}
#sliding-panel ul li a, #sliding-panel2 ul li a {
background:url(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zAJKRnLzcmc/Uv_yHsaS9FI/AAAAAAAAGMc/1fbDDXwrbbY/s1600/star-bullet.png) center left no-repeat;
margin:0;
padding:3px 3px 3px 18px;
}
#sliding-panel li, #sliding-panel2 li {
display: inline;
}
#sliding-panel a, #sliding-panel2 a{
color: #999999;
text-decoration: none;
font-size: 11px;
display: block;
padding: 3px;
width: 160px;
}
#sliding-panel a:link, #sliding-panel a:visited, #sliding-panel2 a:link, #sliding-panel2 a:visited {
color: #999999;
text-decoration: none;
}
#sliding-panel a:hover, #sliding-panel2 a:hover {
color: #FFFFFF;
}

#search-box22{
margin-top: 20px;
}

#search-box22 input[type="text"] {
float: right;
background: 10px 6px #444;
border: 0 none;
font: bold 12px Arial,Helvetica,Sans-serif;
color: #777;
width: 160px;
padding: 6px 15px 6px 35px;
-webkit-border-radius: 20px;
-moz-border-radius: 20px;
border-radius: 20px;
text-shadow: 0 2px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);
-webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 0 rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.1), 0 1px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2) inset;
-moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 0 rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.1), 0 1px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2) inset;
box-shadow: 0 1px 0 rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.1), 0 1px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2) inset;
-webkit-transition: all 0.7s ease 0s;
-moz-transition: all 0.7s ease 0s;
-o-transition: all 0.7s ease 0s;
transition: all 0.7s ease 0s;
}

#search-box22 input[type="text"]:focus {
width: 190px;
}

.about-author {
width: 100%;
text-transform: none;
margin-top: 15px;
}
.authorbox {
overflow: hidden;
padding: 0;
width: 100%;
}
.authorbox .authorinfo {
}
.authorbox .authorinfo img {
float: left;
margin: 4px 10px 4px 5px;
border-radius: 100%;
width: 20%;
background: #222;
padding: 5px;
}
.authorbox .authorinfo p {
margin: 0;
padding: 0 5px;
text-align: left;
}
.authorinfo p a {
text-decoration:none;
}
.authorbox h3 {
margin: 0;
display: inline-block;
}
h3.boxtitle {
font-size: 14px;
}
</style>
Note:
  • in case you need more space for your widgets, the height of the entire container can be changed by modifying the 230px value from height: 230px;
  • To change the background color, change this color value: #272727
Step 5. And finally, we will place the HTML structure of it. Right after the <body> tag, add this code:
<!-- Start sliding panel -->
<div id='slide-top-panel'>
<div id='panel'>
<div class='content clearfix'>

<!-- first section -->
<div class='left' style='width:240px !important'>

<h4>Welcome to my blog!</h4>
<div class='about-author'>
<div class='authorbox'>
  <div class='authorinfo'>
<img src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J8r3gQVzSSE/Uv5nM4vluSI/AAAAAAAAGJk/Np7Vu3uVxwU/s1600/profile-pic.png'/>
<h3 class='boxtitle'>Meet the Author</h3>
<p>Ut eleifend tortor aliquet, fringilla nunc non, consectetur magna. Suspendisse potenti.</p>
</div>
</div>
</div>
<p align="right" style="margin-top: 10px;">Looking for something?</p>
<form method="get" action="/search" id="search-box22">
  <input name="q" type="text" size="40" placeholder="Search..." />
</form>

</div>

<!-- second section -->
<div class='left' style='width:320px !important'>
<h4>Categories</h4>

<div id='sliding-panel'>
<ul>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 1</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 2</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 3</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 4</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 5</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 6</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 7</a></li>
</ul>
</div>

<div id='sliding-panel2'>
<ul>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 1</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 2</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 3</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 4</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 5</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 6</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 7</a></li>
</ul>
</div>
</div>

<!-- third section -->
<div class='left right' align="center">

<h4>Subscribe to this blog!</h4>
<p style="padding:0px 30px;">Receive the latest posts by email. Just enter your email below if you want to subscribe!</p>

<form action='http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=Feed-Name' method='post' target='_blank'>
<input class='field' name='email' type='text/' value=''/>
<input name='uri' type='hidden' value='Feed-Name'/>
<input name='lang' type='hidden' value='en_EN'/>
<input class='button-register' type='submit' value='Subscribe'/></form>

<div align='center' style="clear: both;">
<a href='http://www.facebook.com/username'><img title="Follow on Facebook" src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7yw8LAxUHDs/Uv_yeMsPAzI/AAAAAAAAGMk/FmmQs1-0onE/s1600/Facebook.png' style='padding:5px;' width='32'/></a>
<a href='http://blog-address.blogspot.com/atom.xml'><img title="RSS Feed" src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-m3RbHRx_SrU/Uv_yefCLr6I/AAAAAAAAGMo/UkejpiUz5gk/s1600/RSS.png' style='padding:5px;' width='32'/></a>
<a href='https://plus.google.com/username'><img title="Follow on Google" src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BDo6SRqhmMk/Uv_yefar_mI/AAAAAAAAGM4/lBmHhNcUceY/s1600/Google-plus.png' style='padding:5px;' width='32'/></a>
<a href='http://twitter.com/username'><img title="Follow on Twitter" src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DBsj0D214z8/Uv_yeiKl49I/AAAAAAAAGMw/xG8n2ZSVR98/s1600/Twitter.png' style='padding:5px;' width='32'/></a>
</div>

</div>
</div>
</div>

<div class='tab'>
<ul class='login'>
<li class='left'/>
<li>Hello guest!</li>
<li class='sep'>|</li>
<li id='toggle'>
<a class='open' href='#' id='open'>Open menu</a>
<a class='close' href='#' id='close' style='display: none;'>Close menu</a>
</li>
<li class='right'/>
</ul>
</div>
</div>
Note: if you can't find the <body> tag, then try to find this one:
<body expr:class='&quot;loading&quot; + data:blog.mobileClass'>
Here we have added the content in the sliding panel which will be hidden and will show on mouse click. In green are the names of each section so it is easier to recognize them.

Note:
  • In the first section, you can change the welcome message, "Meet the author" title and add your description by replacing the text in bold. To add your own picture, replace this URL:
  • http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J8r3gQVzSSE/Uv5nM4vluSI/AAAAAAAAGJk/Np7Vu3uVxwU/s1600/profile-pic.png
  • In the second section you have the categories - there add the URLs of your links by replacing the addresses in blue and replace Category 1, 2, 3... with the titles that you want to appear for the links.
  • In the third section is the email subscription - just replace the text in blue with the name of your blog's feed. Please note that you must have this email subscription option enabled in your Feedburner account.
  • As for the social icons below, change the URLs in blue with your Facebook and Twitte and add the URL of your blog's RSS feed address.
Basically, these are the main sections that can be customized, but we can remove some of them and paste something else instead.

Step 6. Save the template and that's it! Note that this menu works with jQuery, so if you are already using Scriptaculous, Prototype or Mootools, then it will not work.

Hope you'll enjoy this elegant menu with sliding effect, which will look way better if we remove the Blogger navbar.

jQuery Sliding Panel with Expanding/Collapsing Content for Blogger

Many times when we think about creating a blog, we tend to put many gadgets, although many are not necessary, or perhaps only a few of them. In order to add the gadgets that we want, we need to have enough space. A solution would be to use an expanding/collapsing menu that is hidden and expands when the user clicks on it.

Originally, this plugin called Sliding Login Panel was created so that users could register on the site, but as we know, in Blogger we don't have the option to add user registration, but that doesn't mean we can't take advantage of this plugin and use it to add other elements, such as a menu, search box, social icons, feed subscription etc.


You can find a demo of this panel in this blog - just click on the Open menu link on the top.

Adding the jQuery Expand/Collapse Slider Panel to Blogger

This sliding menu is made with jQuery, so the first thing is to add the script by pasting it just below the <head> tag:

Step 1. From your Blogger dashboard > go to "Template" > click on the "Edit HTML" button:

blogger template

Step 2. Click anywhere inside the code area and search by pressing the CTRL + F keys for the <head> tag

Step 3. Below the <head> tag, add this script:
<script src='http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js' type='text/javascript'></script>
<script type='text/javascript'>
$(document).ready(function() {

$(&quot;#open&quot;).click(function(){
$(&quot;div#panel&quot;).slideDown(&quot;slow&quot;);
});

$(&quot;#close&quot;).click(function(){
$(&quot;div#panel&quot;).slideUp(&quot;slow&quot;);
});

$(&quot;#toggle a&quot;).click(function () {
$(&quot;#toggle a&quot;).toggle();
});

});</script>

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'>
<style>
body#layout #slide-top-panel {display:none !important;}
</style>
</b:if>

Step 4. Now search (CTRL + F) the </head> tag and add the CSS styles just above it:
<style>
.clearfix:after {content: ".";display: block;height: 0;clear: both;visibility: hidden;}
.clearfix {display: inline-block;}
* html .clearfix {height: 1%;}
.clearfix {display: block;}
.clearfix {height: 1%;}
.clearfix {display: block;}

.tab {
background: url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NUzxkktRzaU/Uv_kp1jV21I/AAAAAAAAGLo/KtKg7i17Ecc/s1600/sliding-panel-tab-0.png) repeat-x 0 0;
height: 42px;
position: relative;
top: 0;
z-index: 999;
}
.tab ul.login {
display: block;
position: relative;
float: right;
clear: right;
height: 42px;
width: auto;
font-weight: bold;
line-height: 42px;
margin: 0;
right: 150px;
color: white;
font-size: 80%;
text-align: center;
}
.tab ul.login li.left {
background: url(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xlp0IDZdYO0/Uv_kY314jPI/AAAAAAAAGLQ/rViPl1Lb6AA/s1600/sliding-panel-tab-left.png) no-repeat left 0;
height: 42px;
width: 30px;
padding: 0;
margin: 0;
display: block;
float: left;
}
.tab ul.login li.right {
background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5XawEIl5fZ4/Uv_kY6E8W2I/AAAAAAAAGLc/3gC41-rCLcE/s1600/sliding-panel-tab-right.png) no-repeat left 0;
height: 42px;
width: 30px;
padding: 0;
margin: 0;
display: block;
float: left;
}
.tab ul.login li {
text-align: left;
padding: 0 6px;
display: block;
float: left;
height: 42px;
background: url(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xRg5USmC76w/Uv_kY2BfO2I/AAAAAAAAGLU/ssNd4LjkegQ/s1600/sliding-panel-tab.png) repeat-x 0 0;
}

.tab ul.login li a {color: #15ADFF;}
.tab ul.login li a:hover {color: #FFFFFF;}
.tab .sep {color:#414141}

.tab a.open, .tab a.close {
height: 20px;
line-height: 20px !important;
padding-left: 30px !important;
cursor: pointer;
display: block;
width: 100px;
position: relative;
top: 11px;
}

.tab a.open {background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cdOsu2eBoaw/Uv_jiuYiBwI/AAAAAAAAGK0/MHNq2ZHKx84/s1600/button-open.png) no-repeat left 0;}
.tab a.close {background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-x8TYckHLWSI/Uv_jikLN4XI/AAAAAAAAGKw/351QJzRE6hU/s1600/button-close.png) no-repeat left 0;}
.tab a:hover.open {background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cdOsu2eBoaw/Uv_jiuYiBwI/AAAAAAAAGK0/MHNq2ZHKx84/s1600/button-open.png) no-repeat left -19px;}
.tab a:hover.close {background: url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-x8TYckHLWSI/Uv_jikLN4XI/AAAAAAAAGKw/351QJzRE6hU/s1600/button-close.png) no-repeat left -19px;}

#slide-top-panel {
position: absolute;
top: 0;
width: 100%;
z-index: 999;
text-align: center;
margin-left: auto;
margin-right: auto;
}
#panel {
width: 100%;
height: 230px;
color: #999999;
background: #272727;
overflow: hidden;
position: relative;
z-index: 3;
display: none;
}
#panel h4 {
font-size: 18px;
color: #F2F2F2;
text-align: center;
padding: 5px 0 10px;
margin: 0;
}
#panel p {
margin: 5px 0;
padding: 0px;
}
#panel a {
text-decoration: none;
color: #15ADFF;
}
#panel a:hover {
color: white;
}
#panel .content {
width: 960px;
margin: 0 auto;
padding-top: 15px;
text-align: left;
font-size: 0.85em;
}
#panel .content .left {
width: 280px;
float: left;
padding: 0 15px;
border-left: 1px solid #333;
}
#panel .content .right {
border-right: 1px solid #333;
}
#panel .content form {
margin: 0 0 10px 0;
}
#panel .content label {
float: left;
padding-top: 8px;
clear: both;
width: 280px;
display: block;
}
#panel .content input.field {
border: 1px #1A1A1A solid;
background: #545454;
border-radius: 10px;
margin-right: 5px;
margin-top: 4px;
width: 200px;
color: white;
height: 18px;
}
#panel .content input:focus.field {
background: #7F7F7F;
}
#panel .content input.button-register {
display: block;
clear: both;
height: 24px;
width: 94px;
color: white;
background: transparent url(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dT-QzDtobHo/Uv_j8KyMIWI/AAAAAAAAGLE/dhWa0RKCLpI/s1600/button-register.png) no-repeat 0 0;
text-align: center;
cursor: pointer;
border: none;
font-weight: bold;
margin: 10px auto;
}
#sliding-panel {
width: 160px;
float: left;
}
#sliding-panel2 {
width: 160px;
float: right;
}
#sliding-panel ul, #sliding-panel2 ul{
font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
list-style-type:none;
margin:0;
padding:0;
}
#sliding-panel ul li a, #sliding-panel2 ul li a {
background:url(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zAJKRnLzcmc/Uv_yHsaS9FI/AAAAAAAAGMc/1fbDDXwrbbY/s1600/star-bullet.png) center left no-repeat;
margin:0;
padding:3px 3px 3px 18px;
}
#sliding-panel li, #sliding-panel2 li {
display: inline;
}
#sliding-panel a, #sliding-panel2 a{
color: #999999;
text-decoration: none;
font-size: 11px;
display: block;
padding: 3px;
width: 160px;
}
#sliding-panel a:link, #sliding-panel a:visited, #sliding-panel2 a:link, #sliding-panel2 a:visited {
color: #999999;
text-decoration: none;
}
#sliding-panel a:hover, #sliding-panel2 a:hover {
color: #FFFFFF;
}

#search-box22{
margin-top: 20px;
}

#search-box22 input[type="text"] {
float: right;
background: 10px 6px #444;
border: 0 none;
font: bold 12px Arial,Helvetica,Sans-serif;
color: #777;
width: 160px;
padding: 6px 15px 6px 35px;
-webkit-border-radius: 20px;
-moz-border-radius: 20px;
border-radius: 20px;
text-shadow: 0 2px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);
-webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 0 rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.1), 0 1px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2) inset;
-moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 0 rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.1), 0 1px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2) inset;
box-shadow: 0 1px 0 rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.1), 0 1px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2) inset;
-webkit-transition: all 0.7s ease 0s;
-moz-transition: all 0.7s ease 0s;
-o-transition: all 0.7s ease 0s;
transition: all 0.7s ease 0s;
}

#search-box22 input[type="text"]:focus {
width: 190px;
}

.about-author {
width: 100%;
text-transform: none;
margin-top: 15px;
}
.authorbox {
overflow: hidden;
padding: 0;
width: 100%;
}
.authorbox .authorinfo {
}
.authorbox .authorinfo img {
float: left;
margin: 4px 10px 4px 5px;
border-radius: 100%;
width: 20%;
background: #222;
padding: 5px;
}
.authorbox .authorinfo p {
margin: 0;
padding: 0 5px;
text-align: left;
}
.authorinfo p a {
text-decoration:none;
}
.authorbox h3 {
margin: 0;
display: inline-block;
}
h3.boxtitle {
font-size: 14px;
}
</style>
Note:
  • in case you need more space for your widgets, the height of the entire container can be changed by modifying the 230px value from height: 230px;
  • To change the background color, change this color value: #272727
Step 5. And finally, we will place the HTML structure of it. Right after the <body> tag, add this code:
<!-- Start sliding panel -->
<div id='slide-top-panel'>
<div id='panel'>
<div class='content clearfix'>

<!-- first section -->
<div class='left' style='width:240px !important'>

<h4>Welcome to my blog!</h4>
<div class='about-author'>
<div class='authorbox'>
  <div class='authorinfo'>
<img src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J8r3gQVzSSE/Uv5nM4vluSI/AAAAAAAAGJk/Np7Vu3uVxwU/s1600/profile-pic.png'/>
<h3 class='boxtitle'>Meet the Author</h3>
<p>Ut eleifend tortor aliquet, fringilla nunc non, consectetur magna. Suspendisse potenti.</p>
</div>
</div>
</div>
<p align="right" style="margin-top: 10px;">Looking for something?</p>
<form method="get" action="/search" id="search-box22">
  <input name="q" type="text" size="40" placeholder="Search..." />
</form>

</div>

<!-- second section -->
<div class='left' style='width:320px !important'>
<h4>Categories</h4>

<div id='sliding-panel'>
<ul>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 1</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 2</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 3</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 4</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 5</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 6</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 7</a></li>
</ul>
</div>

<div id='sliding-panel2'>
<ul>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 1</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 2</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 3</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 4</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 5</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 6</a></li>
<li><a href='Link URL'>Category 7</a></li>
</ul>
</div>
</div>

<!-- third section -->
<div class='left right' align="center">

<h4>Subscribe to this blog!</h4>
<p style="padding:0px 30px;">Receive the latest posts by email. Just enter your email below if you want to subscribe!</p>

<form action='http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=Feed-Name' method='post' target='_blank'>
<input class='field' name='email' type='text/' value=''/>
<input name='uri' type='hidden' value='Feed-Name'/>
<input name='lang' type='hidden' value='en_EN'/>
<input class='button-register' type='submit' value='Subscribe'/></form>

<div align='center' style="clear: both;">
<a href='http://www.facebook.com/username'><img title="Follow on Facebook" src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7yw8LAxUHDs/Uv_yeMsPAzI/AAAAAAAAGMk/FmmQs1-0onE/s1600/Facebook.png' style='padding:5px;' width='32'/></a>
<a href='http://blog-address.blogspot.com/atom.xml'><img title="RSS Feed" src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-m3RbHRx_SrU/Uv_yefCLr6I/AAAAAAAAGMo/UkejpiUz5gk/s1600/RSS.png' style='padding:5px;' width='32'/></a>
<a href='https://plus.google.com/username'><img title="Follow on Google" src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BDo6SRqhmMk/Uv_yefar_mI/AAAAAAAAGM4/lBmHhNcUceY/s1600/Google-plus.png' style='padding:5px;' width='32'/></a>
<a href='http://twitter.com/username'><img title="Follow on Twitter" src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DBsj0D214z8/Uv_yeiKl49I/AAAAAAAAGMw/xG8n2ZSVR98/s1600/Twitter.png' style='padding:5px;' width='32'/></a>
</div>

</div>
</div>
</div>

<div class='tab'>
<ul class='login'>
<li class='left'/>
<li>Hello guest!</li>
<li class='sep'>|</li>
<li id='toggle'>
<a class='open' href='#' id='open'>Open menu</a>
<a class='close' href='#' id='close' style='display: none;'>Close menu</a>
</li>
<li class='right'/>
</ul>
</div>
</div>
Note: if you can't find the <body> tag, then try to find this one:
<body expr:class='&quot;loading&quot; + data:blog.mobileClass'>
Here we have added the content in the sliding panel which will be hidden and will show on mouse click. In green are the names of each section so it is easier to recognize them.

Note:
  • In the first section, you can change the welcome message, "Meet the author" title and add your description by replacing the text in bold. To add your own picture, replace this URL:
  • http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J8r3gQVzSSE/Uv5nM4vluSI/AAAAAAAAGJk/Np7Vu3uVxwU/s1600/profile-pic.png
  • In the second section you have the categories - there add the URLs of your links by replacing the addresses in blue and replace Category 1, 2, 3... with the titles that you want to appear for the links.
  • In the third section is the email subscription - just replace the text in blue with the name of your blog's feed. Please note that you must have this email subscription option enabled in your Feedburner account.
  • As for the social icons below, change the URLs in blue with your Facebook and Twitte and add the URL of your blog's RSS feed address.
Basically, these are the main sections that can be customized, but we can remove some of them and paste something else instead.

Step 6. Save the template and that's it! Note that this menu works with jQuery, so if you are already using Scriptaculous, Prototype or Mootools, then it will not work.

Hope you'll enjoy this elegant menu with sliding effect, which will look way better if we remove the Blogger navbar.