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02 June 2013

Divide your Sidebar Gadget Titles in Two Sections with Links

gadget-title-devisionBlogger provides you with many conditions that you can use to make your blog much more interactive and easy to configure. So its :after and :before Pseudo Elements simply allows you to add something before and after in your CSS design. So we are going to use that same technique to divide our blog's sidebar gadget title's into two section's, so basically first section would display the title of that gadget and the other one with allow you to add link to anything relevant so it will more convenient option for your visitors.

Well this post idea belongs to helplogger so I thank him for this wonderful trick and if you wanna check out the Demo just check out this [Link] and see the sidebar title's. So now just check out below steps on how to install this on your blog.

Using :After and :Before Pseudo Elements :)

  1. Open Blogger > Template > Edit HTML.
  2. Now press Ctrl + F and search for ]]></b:skin> tag & paste below code above it.

    .gadget h2{background-color:#D5D5D5;border-radius:20px 0 0 20px;color:#FFF;font-family:Verdana;font-size:14px;line-height:32px;margin:0;padding:0 0 0 20px;text-shadow:2px 1px 1px #222}.gadget h2 a{-moz-transition:padding .1s linear;-ms-transition:padding .1s linear;-o-transition:padding .1s linear;-webkit-transition:padding .1s linear;border-left:5px solid #fff;color:#101921;float:right;font-size:14px;padding:0 10px;position:relative;text-decoration:none;text-shadow:none}.gadget h2 a:hover{padding:0 32px}.gadget h2 a:before,.gadget h2 a:after{content:"height:0;position:absolute;top:50%;width:0}.gadget h2 a:before{border-bottom:8px solid transparent;border-right:8px solid #fff;border-top:8px solid transparent;left:-12px;margin-top:-8px}.gadget h2 a:after{border-bottom:6px solid transparent;border-top:6px solid transparent;left:-6px;margin-top:-6px} h2 a{background-color:#A2D5EC} h2 a:hover{background-color:#C5F0FF} h2 a:after{border-right:6px solid #A2D5EC} h2 a:hover:after{border-right-color:#C5F0FF}.gadget.yellow h2 a{background-color:#FCE98D}.gadget.yellow h2 a:hover{background-color:#FFD700}.gadget.yellow h2 a:after{border-right:6px solid #FCE98D}.gadget.yellow h2 a:hover:after{border-right-color:#FFD700} h2 a{background-color:#bada55} h2 a:hover{background:#C7E176} h2 a:after{border-right:6px solid #bada55} h2 a:hover:after{border-right-color:#C7E176} h2 a{background-color:#F0A5B5} h2 a:hover{background-color:#FFC7D2} h2 a:after{border-right:6px solid #F0A5B5} h2 a:hover:after{border-right-color:#FFC7D2}

  3. Now Hit Save Template.
  4. Now your CSS has been installed, you just need to add gadget in your HTML/JavaScript gadget from your layout section.
  5. Now just choose any code from below according to your color choice and change the title and link and you can add your own content into this gadget.

    <div class="gadget blue">
    <h2>Title in <a href="Link URL">Blue</a></h2>
    Content code goes here :)

    <div class="gadget yellow">
    <h2>Title in <a href="Link URL">Yellow</a></h2>
    Content code goes here :)

    <div class="gadget green">
    <h2>Title in <a href="Link URL">Green</a></h2>
    Content code goes here :)

    <div class="gadget red">
    <h2>Title in <a href="Link URL">Red</a></h2>
    Content code goes here :)

  6. So that's it now Save your Gadget and refresh your blog to see this new awesome effect, so now you will see that transition + link hovered up :)