Category: Blogger


Sharing Is SEXY !!!

Everyone of us blog to share our content with others. While doing so, we provide our readers the best comfortable ways so that they share our contents with others easily. You might have seen such a way of sharing widget. It is widely known as SHARING IS SEXY. The widget is nothing but consists of wide variety of social media and bookmarking sites icons that when mouse hovered raises up… The picture below is an example. And this is a small tutorial about adding the widget to each and every blog post that you do. (Only for Blogger)

Sign in to your blogger dashboard. Go to LAYOUT —> HTML
Do not forget to check the EXPAND WIDGET TEMPLATES option.

Now find ]]>
Below the above code,

div.sexy-bookmarks {

height:54px;

background:url(‘http://youraddress.com/folder/sharingsexy.png’) no-repeat left bottom;

position:relative;

width:540px;

}


div.sexy-bookmarks span.sexy-rightside {

width:17px;

height:54px;

background:url(‘http://youraddress.com/folder/sharingsexy.png’) no-repeat right bottom;

position:absolute;

right:-17px;

}


div.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials {

margin:0 !important;

padding:0 !important;

position:absolute;

bottom:0;

left:10px;

}


div.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials li {

display:inline-block !important;

float:left !important;

list-style-type:none !important;

margin:0 !important;

height:29px !important;

width:48px !important;

cursor:pointer !important;

padding:0 !important;

}


div.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials a {

display:block !important;

width:48px !important;

height:29px !important;

font-size:0 !important;

color:transparent !important;


}


.sexy-furl, .sexy-furl:hover, .sexy-digg, .sexy-digg:hover, .sexy-reddit, .sexy-reddit:hover, .sexy-stumble, .sexy-stumble:hover, .sexy-delicious, .sexy-delicious:hover, .sexy-yahoo, .sexy-yahoo:hover, .sexy-blinklist, .sexy-blinklist:hover, .sexy-technorati, .sexy-technorati:hover, .sexy-facebook, .sexy-facebook:hover, .sexy-twitter, .sexy-twitter:hover, .sexy-myspace, .sexy-myspace:hover, .sexy-mixx, .sexy-mixx:hover, .sexy-script-style, .sexy-script-style:hover, .sexy-designfloat, .sexy-designfloat:hover, .sexy-syndicate, .sexy-syndicate:hover, .sexy-email, .sexy-email:hover {

background:url(‘http://youraddress.com/folder/sexysprite.png’) no-repeat !important;

}


.sexy-furl {

background-position:-300px top !important;

}

.sexy-furl:hover {

background-position:-300px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-digg {

background-position:-500px top !important;

}

.sexy-digg:hover {

background-position:-500px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-reddit {

background-position:-100px top !important;

}

.sexy-reddit:hover {

background-position:-100px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-stumble {

background-position:-50px top !important;

}

.sexy-stumble:hover {

background-position:-50px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-delicious {

background-position:left top !important;

}

.sexy-delicious:hover {

background-position:left bottom !important;

}

.sexy-yahoo {

background-position:-650px top !important;

}

.sexy-yahoo:hover {

background-position:-650px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-blinklist {

background-position:-600px top !important;

}

.sexy-blinklist:hover {

background-position:-600px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-technorati {

background-position:-700px top !important;

}

.sexy-technorati:hover {

background-position:-700px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-myspace {

background-position:-200px top !important;

}

.sexy-myspace:hover {

background-position:-200px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-twitter {

background-position:-350px top !important;

}

.sexy-twitter:hover {

background-position:-350px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-facebook {

background-position:-450px top !important;

}

.sexy-facebook:hover {

background-position:-450px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-mixx {

background-position:-250px top !important;

}

.sexy-mixx:hover {

background-position:-250px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-script-style {

background-position:-400px top !important;

}

.sexy-script-style:hover {

background-position:-400px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-designfloat {

background-position:-550px top !important;

}

.sexy-designfloat:hover {

background-position:-550px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-syndicate {

background-position:-150px top !important;

}

.sexy-syndicate:hover {

background-position:-150px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-email {

background-position:-753px top !important;

}

.sexy-email:hover {

background-position:-753px bottom !important;

}


And now find this code,

 




And below that paste this,












  • Do not forget to change the FEEDBURNER ID  with your feedburner id.

    Get your images here
    And this is how you get the SHARING IS SEXY widget.

            Now at present I am in Chennai, for an important job. It is something prestigious title for me to say that I am the official blogger of TEDxChennai. You can see my name and blog url featured in the TEDxChennai website here. Yes, TEDxChennai is hosted at IC & SR Auditorium, IIT, Madras. Today the first event was TEDxChennai workshop which is all about how to organize a TEDx event. Today the TEDx experts from various parts of the world, like Lara Stein, Director of TED Licensing, Kiruba Shankar, the Licensee of TEDxChennai, Anusha, the Licensee of TEDxCoimbatore and so many. And happy that I was seriously blogging about their talks sitting behind them. Wonderful day for me today. Met Chinmaye, the play back singer and got a self intro with her. 


          When i first entered the venue, SandeepVarma was kind enough to welcome us in a beautiful way. And after that we official bloggers and twitters got together and made a team introducing ourselves in a better way.  We had a superb time there with experts. And when i was trying to catch up with MTS’s Data Card network, i went out to get the initial network, HE crossed me. And then i was trying to talk to HIM. But HE was busy with the speakers who are going to make a TEDTalk tomorrow. And again i went near to HIM. HE smiled at me, and got self introduced to HIM. HE confirmed me that i am INFIVIVEK. I was at cloud 9 when he asked me like that. HE is Mr.KIRUBA SHANKAR. Who is the backbone of TEDxChennai. 
    TEDxChennai Workshop:
    In short and graphically i am going to explain what happened in the TEDxChennai workshop today.
    Yes, this is the mind map of the workshop today. Was beautifully designed by by Subash Thyagarajan, one of the TedxChennai Organizers. He can be reached at mailsubash at gmail dot com.

    TEDxChennai:
    And the grand event is starting tomorrow. We are really eager to blog their words. Watch out this space for more……

          As all you people know about the Google’s URL Shortening service, http://goo.gl , it actually shortens the long url and makes it compact so that it can be used for microblogging purpose. There are a lot of such services like, http://bit.ly http://tinyurl.com http://ow.ly and http://ht.ly and ya many more such services. But among these services, Google didn’t open its shortening service for all the public users. That is, Google used its goo.gl for its own products like FeedBurner, and so on…

        And today, the Search Engine Giant Google has opened its URL Shortening service for the public. That is users can go to http://goo.gl and can copy and paste their long urls and can convert them into shorter one and they can share it. And a point Google mentions is that, those urls will be shared with everyone on web…

    Here are some of the screenshots…

    Goo.gl : Google URL Shortening Service.

    My URL shortening history.

    Goo.Gl

    Hello Bloggers,

                      Finally the thing is going to happen in Coimbatore also. The Bloggers Meet @ Coimbatore is on 18th of September, that is tomorrow. The Bloggers has been invited and they have accepted our invitation and we are all going to gang tomorrow. Share and enjoy… The sensations of the tomorrow’s meet will be uploaded and shared in http://bloggersmeet-cbe.blogspot.com

    Venue: Hotel Alankar, Coimbatore.

           Make your readers immovable with a cool widget that helps viewers/readers trace their content they needed. Can’t get what i am saying ???!!!. It is nothing but, ‘Labels’… Search using clouds. But this is a widget that every Blogger user have…. What is special in that.

    Imagine a widget which is animated or flash that actually rotates and revolves when you mouse hover it. All your Blog’s LABELs revolve round in the flash widget. And i think now you can get that…

    Animated Tag Clouds !!!

    The below are the websites with such widget…

    Now login to your blogger dashboard and then go to your blog’s DESIGN and after that EDIT HTML….

    And now do not forget to check the EXPAND WIDGETs option. After that, use your browser’s FIND feature and find the below one line code in your blog’s html…. If you find it, then just copy the HTML code in RED and paste after the line that is found….If you didn’t find the below code, then use your browser’s FIND feature and search for id=’sidebar’ and after that line paste the HTML code in RED….

    Below is the HTML code that you are going to insert into your blog’s HTML code:





    // uncomment next line to enable transparency
    //so.addParam("wmode", "transparent");
    so.addVariable("tcolor", "0x333333");
    so.addVariable("mode", "tags");
    so.addVariable("distr", "true");
    so.addVariable("tspeed", "100");
    so.addVariable("tagcloud", "");
    so.addParam("allowScriptAccess", "always");
    so.write("flashcontent");


     Alter the Width and Heigth:

          var so = new SWFObject(“https://sites.google.com/site/infivivek/vivsoft-tutorials/tutorials-blogger/blogger-tools-resources/tagcloud.swf”, “tagcloud”, “240“, “300“, “7”, “#ffffff”);

      The numbers indicated in blue color are the pixels of width and height.. You can alter this by changing the pixel size there. Do not alter anything other than this, widget will not work.

    Changing the Background Color:

    var so = new SWFObject(“https://sites.google.com/site/infivivek/vivsoft-tutorials/tutorials-blogger/blogger-tools-resources/swfobject.js”, “tagcloud”, “240”, “300”, “7”, “#ffffff“);

     Now it is the time for us to alter the Background color of the widget. You can do so by changing the html code of a background color. For example, here the specified color is #ffffff … And you can alter to the color you wanted to. If you are confused in choosing the color, just go to your TEMPLATE DESIGNER and then find the recommended color for your theme and then copy the HTML code of that particular color and alter in the widget’s html code.

    Altering the TEXT Color:

    so.addVariable(“tcolor”, “0x333333“);

             Now you have guessed that the above snippet determines the color of your widget. And you can edit it too. In the above code, tcolor refers to the text color and the value for that tcolor is by default 333333. Now you can change the text color by the same way you did for changing the background color.
    One thing is very important, when altering the color of the text, you must specify the color of the html code in hexa. And what you have to do is, simply ignore the # and just copy and paste the rest of the six digits.

    A firm owned by billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen sued Apple, Facebook, Google, YouTube, and seven other companies, charging them with infringing patents filed more than a decade ago.
    Google and Facebook blasted the lawsuit as “unfortunate” and “without merit.”
    The complaint, filed Friday morning in a Seattle federal court, named AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo and Google’s YouTube.
    AOL, Apple, Google and Yahoo were each charged with four claims of patent infringement, while Facebook was hit with one. The other eight companies were charged with two claims each.
    The suit does not name Microsoft, which Allen co-founded with Bill Gates in 1975 but left in 1983 after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. Microsoft did not reply to a request asking whether it had licensed some or all of the applicable patents from Allen’s firm.
    Allen’s lawsuit claimed that the 11 companies violated patents developed by Internal Research, a Silicon Valley research lab he funded in 1992, but which shut its doors in 2000. David Liddle, who worked at the Xerox’s influential Palo Alto Research Center ( Xerox PARC) in the 1970s, was Interval’s CEO.
    Those patents were later transferred to Interval Licensing, a company owned by Allen.
    The two patents that make up the bulk of the claims are 6,263,507, “Browserfor Use in Navigating a Body of Information, With Particular Application to Browsing Information Represented By Audiovisual Data,” and 6,757,682, “Alerting Users to Items of Current Interest.” Allen’s lawsuit alleges that all but Facebook violated the ‘507 patent, and all 11 companies infringed the ‘682 patent.
    Interval filed applications for the four patents between March 1996 and September 2000, and was awarded the patents between March 2000 and September 2004.
    The ‘507 patent refers to a possible application in a “news browser” that could be used to “review news stories acquired during one day from several television news programs, as well as from text news sources.” The ‘682 patent, meanwhile, describes technology for alerting users of Web content related to what they’re currently viewing, or of others’ activities that might interest them.
    The ‘682 patent is the only one that Allen’s company claimed was violated by Facebook, the popular social networking site.
    The remaining two patents spell out an “attention manager” that would flash advertisements, stock quotes and other information in front of a user.
    The 15-page complaint singled out Google for special treatment, saying that Interval Research provided both funding and assistance to the then-fledgling search firm in 1998, the year founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin incorporated the company.
    Included with the complaint was a 1998 screenshot of Google’s “About” page that showed Interval Research credited as one of four sources of research funding, and one of two outside collaborators.
    In a statement Friday, Google called Allen’s lawsuit “unfortunate.”
    “This lawsuit against some of America’s most innovative companies reflects an unfortunate trend of people trying to compete in the courtroom instead of the marketplace,” said Google. “Innovation — not litigation — is the way to bring to market the kinds of products and services that benefit millions of people around the world.”
    Facebook’s take was more blunt. “We believe this suit is completely without merit and we will fight it vigorously,” said company spokesman Andrew Noyes in an e-mail.
    Other Firms contacted by Computerworld, including Apple and Yahoo, did not immediately reply to requests for comment on the lawsuit.
    Allen’s suit seeks unspecified damages, as well as injunctions that would block the accused companies from continuing to use the patented technologies.
    Earlier this year Forbes put Allen, 57, in the No. 37 spot on its world’s richest list, and estimated his net worth at $13.5 billion.

    It will be a nice one when your post are shared with all your friends. And off course it will be nice when it shared through Google Buzz. Yes, you can embed a Google Buzz button in each and every post with a counter over it. I

    This code is the Google Buzz Code which will do everything for you, Copy the code below

    <div style=”float:right;padding:4px;”>
    <a title=”Post on Google Buzz” class=”google-buzz-button” href=”http://www.google.com/buzz/post&#8221; data-button-style=”normal-count” data-locale=”en_IN” rel=”nofollow” expr:data-url=’data:post.url’></a>
    <script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://www.google.com/buzz/api/button.js”></script&gt;
    </div>

    The below steps will show how to embed that button.

    STEP 1:
    First navigate to DESIGN —-> EDIT HTML
    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    STEP 2:
    Now please don’t forget to download a copy of your template…
    You can do it with this option…

    Just Click The ‘Download Full Template’

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    STEP 3:
    and after that you just check the Expand Widgets Template option…

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    STEP 4:
    after that find, the below line of code

    <div class=’post-header-line-1’/>  

    After finding the above line of code, immediately AFTER that paste the Google Buzz Code.
    **if finding difficult in finding the above snippet, just use the FIND feature in your browser…
    if done then just STEP 6 …
    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    STEP 5:

    And still if you cannot find the above code, then there is an alternative option, find this below code then,

    <data:post.body/>

     And after finding this particular line, paste the Google Buzz Code immediately BEFORE that line.
    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    STEP 6:
    Then off course, just save your template… If you want to check, you can just Preview your blog and then Save your template…

    This is how you add the Google Buzz button with a counter in your blog’s post….

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    I have a couple different Gmail addresses that I use for different purposes. Historically, Google Accounts – including Gmail accounts — have only let people access one account at a time per browser, so using both accounts has been a bit inconvenient. I’ve either had to sign out and sign back in, use a second browser for my second account, or use a Chrome incognito window. And I’m not alone; lots of people have asked us for a better way to use multiple accounts at once in the same browser.

    Now, you can visit google.com/accounts and click the link next to “Multiple sign-in.” After you sign into your first account, you can sign in with up to two additional accounts from the new accounts menu in the upper right hand corner of Gmail, then easily toggle back and forth between them. You can even open multiple Gmail tabs — one for each of your accounts.

    Please keep in mind that this is a feature for advanced users, and there are a couple things to watch out for:

    1) Not all Google services support multiple account sign-in yet. For the services that don’t support it (like Blogger and Picasa Web Albums), you’ll be defaulted to the first account you signed in with during that browser session. So if you click a link from Gmail to Blogger, for example, you’ll be logged into Blogger with the first account you signed in with, even if you clicked the link to Blogger from your second Gmail account.

    2) They’re still working on making Gmail and Calendar work offline with multiple sign-in. If you rely on offline access, you probably don’t want to enable this feature quite yet.

    3) Multiple account sign-in only works on desktop browsers for now, so if you use Gmail on your phone’s browser you won’t see this option yet.

    Since Google Apps customers can already sign in to their accounts at the same time as their personal Google Accounts, They won’t be adding this new feature to Google Apps until the new infrastructure is in place. 

    Below are the screenshots of certain warnings and infos displayed by Google when i attempted to use the multiple sign feature…

    When you check all these options and save your settings, then you should back to your Accounts Home Page and then you can find an option called ‘Sign In into Another Account’… And when you click that, you will get the below page …

    And when you sign in this page, you are now using this Multiple Sign In feature …
    Now as said already just find the below option, and select your account… You will find this on top right of the page…

    To Read More :::——->>>>>>> Click Here

             Another markup of Blogger. Blogger has added a new option STATS for each and every  blog that you have in your blogger. You will find this option in each and every dashboard ..

             Google released Blogger Stats, a Blogger feature that lets you see real-time data about a blog: the most popular posts, the number of pageviews for each post, the total number of pageviews, a list of traffic sources and search keywords, a breakdown of pageviews by country, browser and operating system. Blogger Stats is only available if you use Blogger in Draft, a playground where Blogger tests many new features. For further informations, visit http://bloggerindraft.blogspot.com/2010/07/introducing-blogger-stats.html

    The next rocking video, showing you how to remove the Blogger’s Blogspot navigation bar or the navigation strip .. It is really possible and the below video will show you how to do that ..Post your comments here ..
    Watch this video in YouTube also … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RoQsfwvhS4

     This video will make you blog a great one .. For more help and tutorials regarding Blogger, just send me a message to my email id.. You will find my email ids in Contact Me

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