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Add Cool Css Speech Bubbles To The New Blogger Threaded Comments

Blogger introducedThreaded comment replies to all blogger blogsearly in January 2012.The option to reply directly to comments on Blogger was one of the most popular requests by Blogger users.So a great update but the style of the default blogger comments is still quiet bland.In this post we have a tutorial to add some style to Blogger comments.The Css styles we are adding places the comments in a rounded speech bubble with an arrow to the authors avatar, the reply link is also highlighted.Take a look at the demo below, scroll to the comments..



This tutorial comes courtesy of the greatNoct blog, make sure to check them out.Lets add some style to your blogs comments.


Add Css Styles To Blogger Threaded Comments
Remember Always Back Up Your Template Before You Make Changes -How To Back Up A Blogger Template

Step 1.In The New Blogger Dashboard Click The Drop Down Menu For Your blog And Choose > Template > Under your blogs screenshot choose "Edit Html" > Then Proceed, as show…

Add A Fixed Jump To Comments Button In Blogger

Comments are the major way of getting feedback about our blog posts from readers, therefore comments are really an essential part of any Blog. If you are a blogger too then your always delighted to see new comments on your posts.But there are times when you don't get any comments at all, often in long posts. The problem is that readers don't scroll through the whole page thus they miss the comment area.Even though people are reading your posts you are not getting any comments at all and it's frustrating.
So, how can you improve your site in a way that your blog post gets more comments and the comment form is easily accessible to readers?

This post covers this topic and tells you an easy and effective way of encouraging your readers to comment.The button will be fixed in the bottom right of the page, check out the demo.


Jump to Comments button
It's not going to be a difficult task implementing this button. This button can be used for default Blogging comment system and al…

Android Ice Cream Sandwich tips and tricks

1. Add quick controls to the browser One of the options buried beneath the Labs section of Android 4.0's web browser is the Quick Controls option. This adds a pop-out menu to the browser, which pulls in a little semi-circular collection of shortcuts to the main browser features, removing the URL bar and giving you more screen to play with. Also, holding down the Back button is the Android standard way of bringing up the bookmarks and history tool, too. But that's been around for years.
2. Long-press to uninstallLong-pressing on an app within the app drawer lets you drag it to a Home screen, but it also pops up a couple of menus along the top of the screen. App Info gives you the boring technical stuff about how much memory it's taking up, or you can fling it off the other way to uninstall it.
3. Save your eyes with inverted rendering Inverted rendering is a posh way of saying it makes the pages black and turns the text white, so it looks like you're reading the intern…

Add A Vertical Scrollbar To Your Sidebar View

If you’re using the Sidebar in Blogger Dynamic Views, this quick fix by Dan Dar3 will help your readers scroll more easily through your sidebar posts.
Log in to your Blogger admin page.
Click on template.
Click on Customise then Advanced.
Scroll down to Add CSS.
Add this line of code. (Paste it at the bottom if you currently have any existing CSS codes there).div#sidebar { overflow-y: scroll !important; }Click Apply to Blog and you’re done! See, wasn’t that super easy? Now your visitors will be aware of your other posts hidden under the sidebar window.

How to Add the Ultra Blogger Post Footer Widget

Here’s another featured awesome widget by Wajahat Ahmed of Bluekut, who  shows us how to add his Ultra Blogger post footer widget.
Go to Blogger Dashboard,  then Design.
Create a backup copy of your template first.
Go to Edit HTML.
Hit Expand widget, then locate ]]></b:skin> using Ctrl+F.
Copy and paste this code above ]]></b:skin>#Bluekut_Box{ width:585px; height:126px;background:url(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GTNGW6v4Bq8/UIG9AaOyUeI/AAAAAAAAC3I/6dkNn74jPHA/s1600/share-bgnew.png) no-repeat; margin: 10px 0 0 0; padding:0;}#share-with-friends{ width:195px; height:126px; padding-top:19px; float:left; text-align:center;}#respond-to-writer{ width:195px; height:126px; padding-top:10px; float:left; text-align:center;}#like-us{ width:195px; height:126px; padding-top:19px; float:left; text-align:center;}.share-icons{ width: 175px; height:25px; margin:auto; margin-top:17px;}.share-icon{ margin-left:3px; margin-right:3px;}.respond-author{ margin-top:11px;}.more-author{ margin:0; fo…

How To Avoid Getting Your Blog Comments Rejected

Leaving comments on blogs is one of the best ways to drive targeted traffic to a website. But if you do it the wrong way, chances are your comment won’t get posted. If you think that leaving poor quality comments on blog sites doesn’t have any consequences, think again. By doing so, you could:
Destroy your chances of building a healthy relationship with your fellow bloggers and other readers,
Compromise your brand/reputation in the blogging community,
And lose any potential traffic to your site.
So what do you do to avoid getting your comments rejected? Below is a list of common reasons why blog owners would likely disapprove a comment:
The comment is irrelevant – This is pretty much self explanatory; don’t leave comments that are completely not related to the author’s article.
It contains links – If it’s a link to your homepage, you might still get a chance to have your comment approved as long as it’s related to the author’s topic but then again, there’s a reason why most comment forms …

Adding Extra Widgets to Your Blogger Header

Here’s a quick and easy way to add extra widgets to your Blogger header  section, which will help you maximize your space.
Login to your Blogger.
Go to your Dashboard.
Click on Template, then Proceed.
Locate <b:section class=’header’
Change maxwidgets=’1′ to the maximum number of widgets you want to include in your header.
Change showaddelement=’no’> to showaddelement=’yes’>.
Save your template.
Go to Blogger Layout.
Go to Header, then Add A Gadget. You can now add extra widgets to your header area. Enjoy!

How to Activate Google Multiple Login in Similar Browser

Many of us maintain multiple email accounts to manage spam and other bulky emails. But having more than one Gmail account can be troublesome because you’ll need separate browsers or log out from one to log into the other. Here’s a helpful tip courtesy of Golden Dragon of Tricks Finder which aims to activate your Google accounts in the same browser so you can log into them simultaneously on same browser. Below are the steps to follow: Log into one of your Gmail accounts. Tick “Stay signed in” checkbox after signing in.
Go to https://accounts.google.com/optintoaccountchooser
Add desired account to your Google account with relevant passwords.Note: If you’re using a public computer, this method is not recommended.

How to Omit Your Blog Title From Your Header

The title text in your Blogger header is there so that you can have a place to display your website’s name. But if you don’t want the title there for some reason, here’s a simple and very easy to follow trick that you can do to hide the title from your header. Log in to your Blogger dashboard and head over to the Template section.Click on Edit HTML.Using Ctrl+F, search for #header1 h1 or #Header h1.It will look like this:#header h1 { margin:5px 5px 0; padding:15px 20px .25em; line-height:1.2em; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; font: $pagetitlefont;}
Now right below it, insert display:none; as one of the attributes like so:#header h1 { display:none; margin:5px 5px 0; padding:15px 20px .25em; line-height:1.2em; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; font: $pagetitlefont;}     Save your template and presto! Your title is hidden.

SEND FREE SMS DIRECTLY FROM YOUR GMAIL CHAT

Gmail has introduced a new feature that allows users to send free SMS directly from the Gmail chat window. As I logged into my account today, I saw a pop-up alerting me to the new feature. How Gmail’s Free SMS works:Previously we could send SMS to other users from our contact list. This feature allows users to send an SMS to just about anyone as long as your know their mobile number.If you saw the message like above, you can simply type in a number in your chat box as seen in the image below. Then you need to add the number into your contact list. Make sure you select the country correctly. Type in your text message and send it. It will deduct 1 point from your SMS Credit. The SMS credit is back in increased by 5 if the person who gets your SMS replies. The maximum credit you can accrue is 50. It is basically a safeguard against spammers.In India, I can see that the supported networks are Aircel, IDEA,Loop Mobile, MTS, Reliance, Tata DoCoMo, Tata indicom, Vodafone. Might be some early …

TRACK STATUS OF INDIAN TRAINS WITH ONLINE MAPPING APP – RAILRADAR

Yesterday at a media event, Indian Railways showed off a web application called RailRadar. The web application allows users to track the status of 6500 trains across India on a map. The RailRadar map shows train routes in a blue or red colours. The colours indicate if the train is delayed or  keeping time. Click on the arrow symbol anywhere on the map, displays information about the name of the train and its number, the last updated station and also the next halt, along with if the train is on time or delayed. Interestingly, the mapping information is taken from Google and not the government owned Bhuvan project by ISRO. The website that hosts the application is TrainEnquiry.com and unfortunately it does not yet have a mobile app but it does work on most mobile phone browsers. But an app is critical as the real users of this web application will be mobile phones users who are on the go. Try out RailRadar and drop in your views and comments. Link: RailRadar

LIST OF EXPECTED FEATURES FOR ANDROID 4.2 (KEY LIME PIE)

Since Google has announced an Android event for the 29th of October, it has pushed tech bloggers around the world into overdrive about what might be revealed on the day. It can be reasonable to expect a LG Nexus 4 phone, Nexus 7 tablet with 32 GB memory and 3G and possibly a larger tablet called Nexus 10. The biggest news is that all these devices will be running on Android 4.2, namely Key Lime Pie. After the highly appreciated Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the next version will obviously need a lot more new features. Here is a list of expected features from Android 4.2. Android 4.2 Expected FeaturesMutiple User profiles for tablets: Android 4.2 will have the much needed support for mutiple profiles. The idea is that it will allow two or three users to have their own profiles on a tablet to login and use their own choice of apps and customizations.New Gmail App: The Key Lime Pie will ship with a new Gmail app which supports pinch to zoom and swipe to archive features taking advantage of …