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12 June 2012

Add Falling Stars Effect on Mouse Movement in Blogger

Now add simple falling stars effect when your mouse moves using a simple JavaScript trick, by just adding some lines of codes in your html section you can easily show stars fallings when ever your mouse makes some motion. This effect is compatible with all the modern browsers so you will not have any problems using this script.

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Adding Falling Stars Script in Blogger

  1. Login to blogger.com and navigate to Design > Template > Edit HTML.
  2. Now press Ctrl + F and search for </head> tag and paste the below script right above it and press Save template.

<script type='text/javascript'>
// <![CDATA[
var colour="black";
var sparkles=100;
var x=ox=400;
var y=oy=300;
var swide=800;
var shigh=600;
var sleft=sdown=0;
var tiny=new Array();
var star=new Array();
var starv=new Array();
var starx=new Array();
var stary=new Array();
var tinyx=new Array();
var tinyy=new Array();
var tinyv=new Array();
window.onload=function() { if (document.getElementById) {
var i, rats, rlef, rdow;
for (var i=0; i<sparkles; i++) {
var rats=createDiv(3, 3);
rats.style.visibility="hidden";
document.body.appendChild(tiny[i]=rats);
starv[i]=0;
tinyv[i]=0;
var rats=createDiv(5, 5);
rats.style.backgroundColor="transparent";
rats.style.visibility="hidden";
var rlef=createDiv(1, 5);
var rdow=createDiv(5, 1);
rats.appendChild(rlef);
rats.appendChild(rdow);
rlef.style.top="3px";
rlef.style.left="0px";
rdow.style.top="0px";
rdow.style.left="3px";
document.body.appendChild(star[i]=rats);
}
set_width();
sparkle();
}}
function sparkle() {
var c;
if (x!=ox || y!=oy) {
ox=x;
oy=y;
for (c=0; c<sparkles; c++) if (!starv[c]) {
star[c].style.left=(starx[c]=x)+"px";

star[c].style.top=(stary[c]=y)+"px";
star[c].style.clip="rect(0px, 5px, 5px, 0px)";
star[c].style.visibility="visible";
starv[c]=50;
break;
}
}
for (c=0; c<sparkles; c++) {
if (starv[c]) update_star(c);
if (tinyv[c]) update_tiny(c);
}
setTimeout("sparkle()", 40);
}
function update_star(i) {
if (--starv[i]==25) star[i].style.clip="rect(1px, 4px, 4px, 1px)";
if (starv[i]) {
stary[i]+=1+Math.random()*3;
if (stary[i]<shigh+sdown) {
star[i].style.top=stary[i]+"px";
starx[i]+=(i%5-2)/5;
star[i].style.left=starx[i]+"px";
}
else {
star[i].style.visibility="hidden";
starv[i]=0;
return;
}

}
else {
tinyv[i]=50;
tiny[i].style.top=(tinyy[i]=stary[i])+"px";
tiny[i].style.left=(tinyx[i]=starx[i])+"px";
tiny[i].style.width="2px";
tiny[i].style.height="2px";
star[i].style.visibility="hidden";
tiny[i].style.visibility="visible"
}
}
function update_tiny(i) {
if (--tinyv[i]==25) {
tiny[i].style.width="1px";
tiny[i].style.height="1px";
}
if (tinyv[i]) {
tinyy[i]+=1+Math.random()*3;
if (tinyy[i]<shigh+sdown) {
tiny[i].style.top=tinyy[i]+"px";
tinyx[i]+=(i%5-2)/5;
tiny[i].style.left=tinyx[i]+"px";
}
else {


tiny[i].style.visibility="hidden";
tinyv[i]=0;
return;
}
}
else tiny[i].style.visibility="hidden";
}
document.onmousemove=mouse;
function mouse(e) {
set_scroll();
y=(e)?e.pageY:event.y+sdown;
x=(e)?e.pageX:event.x+sleft;
}
function set_scroll() {
if (typeof(self.pageYOffset)=="number") {
sdown=self.pageYOffset;
sleft=self.pageXOffset;
}
else if (document.body.scrollTop || document.body.scrollLeft) {
sdown=document.body.scrollTop;
sleft=document.body.scrollLeft;
}
else if (document.documentElement && (document.documentElement.scrollTop || document.documentElement.scrollLeft)) {
sleft=document.documentElement.scrollLeft;
sdown=document.documentElement.scrollTop;
}
else {
sdown=0;
sleft=0;
}
}
window.onresize=set_width;
function set_width() {
if (typeof(self.innerWidth)=="number") {
swide=self.innerWidth;
shigh=self.innerHeight;
}
else if (document.documentElement && document.documentElement.clientWidth) {
swide=document.documentElement.clientWidth;
shigh=document.documentElement.clientHeight;
}
else if (document.body.clientWidth) {
swide=document.body.clientWidth;
shigh=document.body.clientHeight;
}
}
function createDiv(height, width) {
var div=document.createElement("div");
div.style.position="absolute";
div.style.height=height+"px";
div.style.width=width+"px";
div.style.overflow="hidden";
div.style.backgroundColor=colour;
return (div);
}
// ]]>

</script>

Editing the above JavaScript :

If you wanna make some changes to the above script you can easily do that by changing the values in red color, well there are more ways of editing the above script but that depends on your creativity level so try it out what ever works perfect for you fir it up and enjoy.