[How To] Add Cool jQuery Featured post Slidshow to Blogger [Tutorial]

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Hey friends,You saw a widget at the top on my home page,yes i am talking about the featured post slideshow.
It really gives a professional looks to your Blog or site.Today i am gonna share How to Add Cool jQuery Featured post Slidshow to Blogger….It is a simple hack easy to use…..the tutorial starts here…

Login to your Blogger Dashboard.
Click on Design->Edit HTML
Here Press Ctrl+F To fine the code </head>
Paste the following code before </head>

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

//<![CDATA[
$(document).ready(function() {
//Execute the slideShow, set 6 seconds for each images
slideShow(3000);
});
function slideShow(speed) { 
//append a LI item to the UL list for displaying caption
$(‘ul.slideshow’).append(‘<li id=”slideshow-caption” class=”caption”><div class=”slideshow-caption-container”><h3></h3><p></p></div></li>’); 
//Set the opacity of all images to 0
$(‘ul.slideshow li’).css({opacity: 0.0});
 //Get the first image and display it (set it to full opacity)
$(‘ul.slideshow li:first’).css({opacity: 1.0}); 
//Get the caption of the first image from REL attribute and display it
$(‘#slideshow-caption h3’).html($(‘ul.slideshow a:first’).find(‘img’).attr(‘title’));
$(‘#slideshow-caption p’).html($(‘ul.slideshow a:first’).find(‘img’).attr(‘alt’)); 
//Display the caption
$(‘#slideshow-caption’).css({opacity: 0.7, bottom:0});
//Call the gallery function to run the slideshow
var timer = setInterval(‘gallery()’,speed);
//pause the slideshow on mouse over
$(‘ul.slideshow’).hover(
        function () {
                clearInterval(timer);
        },
        function () {
                timer = setInterval(‘gallery()’,speed);
        }
);
}
function gallery() {
//if no IMGs have the show class, grab the first image
var current = ($(‘ul.slideshow li.show’)?  $(‘ul.slideshow li.show’) : $(‘#ul.slideshow li:first’));
//Get next image, if it reached the end of the slideshow, rotate it back to the first image
var next = ((current.next().length) ? ((current.next().attr(‘id’) == ‘slideshow-caption’)? $(‘ul.slideshow li:first’) :current.next()) : $(‘ul.slideshow li:first’));
//Get next image caption
var title = next.find(‘img’).attr(‘title’);
var desc = next.find(‘img’).attr(‘alt’);
//Set the fade in effect for the next image, show class has higher z-index
next.css({opacity: 0.0}).addClass(‘show’).animate({opacity: 1.0}, 1000);
//Hide the caption first, and then set and display the caption
$(‘#slideshow-caption’).animate({bottom:-70}, 300, function () {
                //Display the content
                $(‘#slideshow-caption h3’).html(title);
                $(‘#slideshow-caption p’).html(desc);
                $(‘#slideshow-caption’).animate({bottom:0}, 500);
});
//Hide the current image
current.animate({opacity: 0.0}, 1000).removeClass(‘show’);
}
//]]>
</script>
<style type=”text/css”>
ul.slideshow {
list-style:none;
width:400px;
height:250px;
overflow:hidden;
position:relative;
margin:0;
padding:0;
font-family:Arial,Helvetica,Trebuchet MS,Verdana;
;
}
ul.slideshow li {
position:absolute;
left:0;
right:0;
}
ul.slideshow li.show {
z-index:500;
}
ul img {
width:400px;
height:250px;
border:none;
}
#slideshow-caption {
width:500px;
height:70px;
position:absolute;
bottom:0;
left:0;
color:#fff;
background:#000;
z-index:500;
}
#slideshow-caption .slideshow-caption-container {
padding:5px 10px;
z-index:1000;
}
#slideshow-caption h3 {
margin:0;
padding:0;
font-size:16px;
}
#slideshow-caption p {
margin:5px 0 0 0;
padding:0;
}
</style>

You can modify this code according to your blog….
Now just preview if no errors…save it…
And Goto page elements and click on Add A gadget and paste the following code their..

 <ul class=”slideshow”>

<li><a href=”#”><img src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-X01lvNGoZP8/TfeEXy8CIXI/AAAAAAAAAeU/zNw1ADoaK9Q/s1600/image%2B4.jpg” title=”Image 1 title here” alt=”Image 1 Description here” /></a></li>
<li><a href=”#”><img src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Jx_URwewxpg/TfeEpYld40I/AAAAAAAAAec/siweUuCVOq0/s1600/image%2B1.jpg” title=”Image 2 title here” alt=”Image 2 Description here” /></a></li>
<li><a href=”#”><img src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jy74KW7u2TM/TfeE36INJrI/AAAAAAAAAek/QC3Rx_kCxA8/s1600/image%2B3.jpg” title=”Image 3 title here” alt=”Image 3 Description here” /></a></li>
<li><a href=”#”><img src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dfs7y51TGSY/TfeDGMGkZCI/AAAAAAAAAd0/CjCMIP9lo2w/s1600/bla_image.png” title=”Image 4 title here” alt=”Image 4 Description here” /></a></li>
</ul>

Edit this Code

Replace # with your post Link
Put your image link between <img src=”here”
replace image title and description.

Save your gadget and enjoy…in return give me a favour….Add our button to your blog or site….

paste below code in your sidebar footer etc..

<a target=”_blank”href=”http://step2problogging.blogspot.com” title=”ProBlogging”><img border=”0″ width=”80″ alt=”ProBlogging” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HfWqcHK2yqM/Tgm4dThAkqI/AAAAAAAAAFo/-zelVndjh3w/s1600/pro-blogging+%25283%2529.png” height=”15″/></a>

Pass your comments…thank you… 

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