23 Mar 2012

How to add 'read more' with thumbnail in blogger post

These days every blogger loves to make his blog look professional and one such hack to make it so is read more hack, where the post would just show little bit of description with a small thumbnail    so I just collected a method to do this in a simple manner from way2blogging.org. So what are you waiting for just follow the tutorial given below.

Step 1 : Log in to blogger dashboard
Step 2 : Click on template and click edit HTML and click proceed
Step 3 : Check expand widget templates 
Step 4 : Find </head>
Step 5 : Just add the below code above </head>

<script type='text/javascript'>
var thumbnail_mode = "no-float" ;
summary_noimg = 430;
summary_img = 340;
img_thumb_height = 100;
img_thumb_width = 120;
<script type='text/javascript' src='http://bloggerblogwidgets.googlecode.com/files/auto_readmore_blogger.js' ></script>
Step 6 :  Now find <data:post.body/> and replace it with following code

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;static_page&quot;'>
<div expr:id='&quot;summary&quot; + data:post.id'>
<script type='text/javascript'>
<div style='clear: both;'/>
<span class='rmlink' style='font-weight:bold;padding:5px;float:right;text-align:right;'><a expr:href='data:post.url' >Read more ... </a></span>
Step 7 : Save the template and refresh your blog 

Frequently asked questions?
How to change the width and height of the image?
You can just change the numbers in the step 5 code default values are 100 and 120, you can change it to any number of your desire until you get the desired size. The code to be altered is shown below.
img_thumb_height = 100;
img_thumb_width = 120;

How to increase the post content height?
To do this you have to adjust the numbers in code 5 for the below code.
summary_noimg = 430;
summary_img = 340;

keep on changing your numbers until you get your desired size.

How to replace read more text with a read more image?
in the code given in step 6 just replace the Read more... text with the following code and add your image url into the quotes.
<img href='PUT YOUR IMAGE URL HERE' /> 
21 Mar 2012

How to change 'newer posts' and 'older posts' links to post title in Blogger

Many people who have blogs in blogger want to make their blog look professional but few of its default features make them little bit sad. One such feature is newer and older post links at the bottom of the page. Now I have just collected a tweak from Bloggersentral though there are many ways I felt this one as the easier one so I am sharing it here.

See the below image it is how it looks like when you have replaced it with the tutorial given below.

Step 1 : Log in to your blogger dashboard
Step 2 : Click on Template
Step 3 : Click Edit Html and then click Proceed
Step 4 : Find </head>
Step 5 : Paste the below code above </head>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.4/jquery.min.js"></script>
Step 6 : Save the template and go to layout
Step 7 : Click add a gadget and select Html/Javascript and add the below code into it and save.

<style type="text/css"> #blog-pager-newer-link {font-size:85%;width:200px;text-align:left;}
#blog-pager-older-link {font-size:85%;width:200px;text-align:right;}
<script type="text/javascript">
var newerLink = $("a.blog-pager-newer-link").attr("href");
$("a.blog-pager-newer-link").load(newerLink+" .post-title:first", function() {
var newerLinkTitle = $("a.blog-pager-newer-link").text();
$("a.blog-pager-newer-link").text("<< " + newerLinkTitle);
var olderLink = $("a.blog-pager-older-link").attr("href");
$("a.blog-pager-older-link").load(olderLink+" .post-title:first", function() {
var olderLinkTitle = $("a.blog-pager-older-link").text();
$("a.blog-pager-older-link").text(olderLinkTitle + " >>");//rgt
Now if you have done everything correctly just refresh your blog and you can see that your older page and newer page links are being replaced by the titles of the next and previous post. 

How to remove border or shadow from images in blogger

People who upload images in blogger post always have a ash colour border or shadow around the images. Many don't like to have that border around images.

In the above picture you can observe image with border and an image without border. So in order to have an image without border you just need to tweak a little bit of CSS code. Below is how you do it.

1st Procedure 
Step 1: Log in to your blogger Dashboard.
Step 2: Click on Template
Step 3: Next click Edit Html and click Proceed
Step 4: Search for ]]></b:skin>
Step 5: Add the below code just above it.
img{ box-shadow: none !important;padding: 0px !important;border: 0px !important;}
Hope this solves your issue you can also go to template designer and add the above code in the Add Css link.
8 Mar 2012

Apple's iPad3 going to hit the markets with retina display

Apple has introduced the new iPad, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, featuring a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video.

The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white on Friday, March 16 for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad Wi-Fi + 4G for either AT&T or Verizon will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model.

The Retina display on the new, third-generation iPad makes everything look crisper and more lifelike. Text is razor sharp. Colors are more vibrant. Photos and videos are rich with detail. All thanks to 3.1 million pixels powered by the new A5X chip. It’s the best mobile display ever.

The new iPad features a 5-megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics, a backside illumination sensor, auto white balance, and face detection for incredible still images. And you can record 1080p HD video, too. So every moment you capture looks as great as you remember.

Apple is coming up with a new iPad will it hit markets soon?

 The upgrades from the iPad 2 to the new model are more modest than in the past — including the sharper resolution that Apple calls "Resolutionary," faster processing power and the camera's ability to shoot video in full 1080p high-definition. Is that enough to get consumers to ditch their iPad 2 and first-generation iPad for the new one? The answer is mixed.

"I'm an iPad 1 user," said Ted Brockwood of San Francisco. "So I'm all over the new display. I'm going to trade in the old one as fast as possible."

Mario Kroll, also of San Francisco, thinks the better graphics will be great for video games. "Now you can take your big HD TV with you." But as an iPad 2 user, he's not sure whether the better graphics will be enough of a sell to make him ditch the old one. Dylan Novicky, an aerial theatrical stagehand, wasn't impressed. The new features, to him, were "not that spectacular." What would it take for him to want to buy it? "Give me free wireless," he said, "and I'd be the first in line."

The entry price for the new iPad remains the same as the previous model, $499 for a Wi-Fi only version with 16 gigabytes of storage. IPads that can run at 4G speeds start at $629.
Monthly data plans for the iPad start at $14.99 for a 250 MB plan at AT&T Wireless and $20 for a 1 GB plan at Verizon Wireless.

Katie Small, who works at the Macy's here, says she is "tempted" by the new features, but not sold. She's interested in the better graphics and the introduction of the iPhoto image editing app, "but I don't know if that's enough to make me want to buy the new one."
Eugene Steptoe, who works on the fabled San Francisco cable cars, says he has no choice but to buy the new iPad. His wife will want the new one, and they'll have to stand on line next week to get it. "She always wants the latest," he says.

And Mick Steier, a 15-year-old tourist from Omaha, says he was sold on the iPad 2, and he's even more jazzed to get the new iPad. "It's cool," he says.
Meanwhile the iPad 2 could get a boost. Apple cut the price $100 to $399. While that's still much higher than Amazon's tablet competitor, the $199 Kindle Fire, the smaller price gap could hurt Fire, says Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. "Their strongest sales point was price."

Windows 8 available free for consumer preview at their official site

Microsoft Corp has finally made Windows 8 available for consumer preview. Their are two options available for download you can download it in iso format or .exe format. A list of options are available at its official download page depending upon your system requirements.

Its interesting to see operating system like any of your latest android devices. The old fashioned start button has been replace with a Metro - style start screen. 

New way to switch apps also has been included. It reminds me of mobile devices. So future is up apps are going to take a long way, as software plays key role in performing some functions apps are also going to be in such area. so are you interested to check the feature of new windows 8 just click the link below.

6 Mar 2012

Big Rock goes back to its initial price on (dot)com domains.

Indian Godaddy domain and host provides Bigrock really had a good time in market with its business. To its growth it quickly increased its dot com rates to 550/- which was end of this January. But may be its business got down as many other hosting companies are providing a dot com for even lesser. even Godaddy had some of it offer as winter offers where people where getting domains for even cheaper price of 110/- to 150/- and what could Bigrock do but to get back to its initial price tag of 499/- and dot co domain had been increased from 799/- to 999/- may be there was nice sale on those domains.

What so ever Indians are smarter enough while buying a domain they want it for cheap and Godaddy or Bigrock they don't care on cheap and best. so hope Bigrock goes big again with its new slashed rates. When there was an increase they informed all their customers through a newsletter but after lowering they dint inform.

Latest Flick: If you are buying a domain at Big rock you would be surprised because company is offering a free website package for 6 months completely free of cost. So if you are a domain buyer you will get your website free. The hosting plan includes 1GB Space, Website Builder, 60 Email Address, 175 templates and eCommerce features. So have you not yet decided to buy a domain?. Try Big rock.

Way2Sms embedding deals site into users dashboard.

The all set hyderabadi company Way2online which has Way2sms as one of its main flick is including some deal sites into users dashboard. This site has made news recently by changing its look, buying 160by2 and introducing free recharge option. But there new features doesnt end their.

They have slightly tweaked a new link into users dash board. A deals site namely mydala is being integrated, may be they are helping mydala to increase there customer database in return for incentive. May be 20 million user base would atleast fetch 1 million users for mydala. Hope Way2sms grows more strong and strong. I think this mobile based site should look forward for android apps development which would take leaps in near future.

4 Mar 2012

Carlos Slim tops the new billionaires list leaving Gates behind

It is always easy for many to answer who is the wealthiest man on the earth as Bill Gates, but now the story is different you have to change your answer to Carlos Slim. He topped the billionaires chart in the year 2011 and continues his position even in the consecutive year. He is 72 Years old froMexico. 

The son of a Lebanese immigrant, Slim made his first fortune in 1990 when he bought fixed line operator Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) in a privatization. In December, America Movil struck a deal with Yahoo to provide mobile Web services to 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. A widower and father of six, Slim is a baseball fan and art collector. He keeps his art collection in Mexico City's Museo Soumaya, which he named after his late wife. In recent years, he has donated close to $7 billion worth of cash and stock to fund education and health projects, and to the revitalization of Mexico City's downtown historical district.  

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett placed second and third on the list. Brazil's Eike Batista, who ranks 10th, still covets the top spot after vowing a year ago that he'd become the world's wealthiest man by 2015.

"I'm competitive," said Batista, who trails Slim by almost $39 billion. "It's Brazil's time to be No. 1. Brazilians have always admired the American dream. What's happening in Brazil is the Brazilian dream and I happen to be the example."

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index takes measure of the world's wealthiest people based on market and economic changes and Bloomberg News reporting. Each net worth figure is updated every business day at 5:30 p.m. in New York. The valuations are listed in U.S. dollars.