August 2008

Amanda Of Blogger Buster Launched this Awesome Animated Label Cloud for blogger “Blogumus” converting Roy Tanck’s WP Cumulus plugin for us.The result is the widget you can see in action in the sidebar of my blog. Hover your mouse over the Flash object to see the animation begin. In this post, I’ll explain how you can add Blogumus to your own Blogger layout.

How it works

This widget uses a combination of JavaScript and Flash animation to parse and display your blog labels. Once installed in your template, it should work “out of the box” without any additional tweaking required, though of course you may prefer to change the variables for color, background and size if appropriate :) You should also be able to move the Label Cloud widget through the Page Elements page of your dashboard if you prefer display in a different layout location. To see Blogumus in action, both Flash and Javascript must be installed and enabled for your internet browser. However, it does degrade relatively gracefully, and label links will still be clickable (though not animated) for those who do not use JavaScript of Flash (including search engine spiders).

How to install Blogumus in your Blogger layout

Installing Blogumus in your Blogger layout is surprisingly simple! You should only need to copy and paste a section of code to your Blogger template, though any tweaks for the style of display will require some manual editing. Here are the steps required to install Blogumus in your Blogger layout: Go to Layout>Edit HTML in your Blogger dashboard, and search for the following line (or similar):

<b:section class='sidebar' id='sidebar' preferred='yes'>

Then paste the following section of code below above line.

Click Here For The Code To Be Copied.


Then preview your template.If you see it in your sidebar then save it.
Now All you have to do is matching the colors.For this read below..

In this default installation, Blogumus includes the following preset variables:

  • Width is set to 240px
  • Height is set to 300px;
  • Background color is white
  • Test color is grey
  • Font size is “12”

If you would prefer to make your widget wider, shorter, change the color scheme, etc, you will need to do this by editing various parts of the code. I’ll go through these options in the order they appear in the widget code.

Editing width and height

The variables for width and height are found in this line of the script:

var so = new SWFObject("http://halotemplates.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-cumulus-example/tagcloud.swf", "tagcloud", "240", "300", "7", "#ffffff");

The width (currently 240) is highlighted in red, while the height (300px default) is highlighted in blue. These numerical values specify the width and height in pixels, so you can alter these of you prefer.

Editing background color

You can change the background color from white to any other color by altering the hex value in the same line:

var so = new SWFObject("http://halotemplates.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-cumulus-example/tagcloud.swf", "tagcloud", "240", "300", "7", "#ffffff");

For example, if you prefer a bright red background, you may replace #ffffff with #ff0000. Take a look at this page for a list of commonly used hex color codes.

Alter the color of text

By default, the text is set to display as dark grey ( hex value #333333). You can alter this variable in the following line:

so.addVariable("tcolor", "0x333333");
Be aware that “tcolor” is a Flash variable and doesn’t include the usual hash symbol of hex color codes. Be sure to only replace the numbers!

Adjust the font size

The maximum font size of tags is specified in this line:

so.addVariable("tagcloud", "<tags><b:loop values='data:labels' var='label'><a expr:href='data:label.url' style='12'><data:label.name/></a></b:loop></tags>");

You can alter this to ensure tags are displayed in a bigger or smaller font if you prefer by changing “12” to a larger or smaller number.

While making any of these changes, you should be able to preview your widget and be certain that your new choice of color, dimensions and background are suitable for your needs.

If you are not able to do so then ask Amanda of Blogger Buster she might help you.Or send me your blogger account info via the contact link in my tabs,so that i can add it to your blog successfully..


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Any More Questions??

Would you like to know who enjoys reading your blog? Or stay updated with your favorite blogs right from your Blogger dashboard? You can do those things and more with Blogger’s new Following feature.

The Following feature will be rolled out to all over the next few weeks, so if you don’t see it right away, don’t worry. It’s coming soon.
I think it would be a great feature knowing who is following your blog, and I m waiting for it’s launch.It’s currently in Experimental Stage so i can not give much info about it as i can not use it.



This is Something More Blogger Buzz Has To Say For It.

By following your blog, your readers tell you and the world that they’re a fan of what you post. Your Dashboard now shows you how many followers each of your blogs has. With a click on the Followers icon, you can browse your followers, see what blogs they write, and read the other blogs they’re following.

Now that you know who your Followers are, you can show them off by adding the Followers gadget to your blog’s sidebar. From the Page Elements” tab, click “Add a Gadget” and select “Followers” from the gadgets list.

The Followers gadget shows the profile pictures of your followers and gives your readers a “Follow This Blog” link to join up, too.

Your followers can stay updated with your blog with the Reading List that we’ve added to the Blogger Dashboard. The Blogs I’m Following tab automatically shows the latest posts from all the blogs you follow. You can follow any blog from your reading list, even blogs that haven’t added the Followers widget or aren’t hosted on Blogger. Just click the “Add” button and type in the blog’s URL.

If you’re a Google Reader user, you’ll now see a special folder in Reader called “Blogs I’m Following,” full of the subscriptions for all of the blogs you follow. You can follow blogs you’ve subscribed to in Reader, too: From the Reading List on your Blogger Dashboard, click “Add,” then “Import from Google Reader.”

And…. there’s more to come! We are also in the process of integrating with Google Friend Connect so you can give your readers more engaging social features. For more details about what we’ve launched, check out the help articles here:

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Updates and Bug Fixes for August 27th

1.As reported on Blogger Buster (and elsewhere), the 3rd party Add Widget API was broken. It has been fixed.

2.The new button style appears clickable in all browers.

3.The Blog List widget can show thumbnails specified in Media RSS feeds.

4.Atom feeds now include the blog’s description as the element.

So What do you think About this gr8 feature that will be coming soon>>??


If you are looking to increase your Google rankings then participating in do follow forums can give you a lot of benefits to your rankings as well as it will increase the traffic which ultimately improve sales.

Here is a list of do follow forums that I have arranged from various niches so that you won’t ever fell short of do follow forums. Make sure you obey their Rules properly and never think of spamming on these forums for gaining do follow links. Always try to reply properly with meaningful words and gain backings from your signature links.

So Enjoy This List! Click to continue reading…

Dcloud Of Dcblog brought this fantastic thing to us.By this we can put a Image Just behing the Post Title like on his blog.It’s Very Simple,the only thing is that you need to have a superb image to put on their.

You will have to just check hard for the codes to implement as different blogger have different type of coding.

To locate the code which controls the post titles go to your Layout Tab (located in your Customize window) and click the Edit HTML sub tab. The code you are searching for is “.post h6″ (it can be something else also,So try searching) which looks like this …


Now to get the background image in there you have to add the code “background: url()” like this:

.post h6
{
font-size:22px;
color:#000000;
font-weight:normal;
border-top:1px dotted #000000;
padding:4px 0 0 0;
width:599px;
no-repeat;
background: url(http://www.yourserver.com/yourimage.gif) no-repeat;
}

Now Check your blog the image might be partially visible only so add the height attribute(equivalent to the height of the image).

.post h6
{
font-size:22px;
color:#000000;
font-weight:normal;
border-top:1px dotted #000000;
padding:4px 0 0 0;
width:599px;
no-repeat;
background: url(http://www.yourserver.com/yourimage.gif) no-repeat;
}
height: 80px;

Now Checkout your blog,now you have to add/change the padding codes as you thinkl according to your blog to properly align the title within the image.

So What do you think Isn’t it great for your blog?

Again Thanks to Dcloud blog.



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