How To Create Stunning Slideshows In Blogger?

Blogger-SlideshowWell this is surely gona cheer up us all. After a lot of struggle a simple coded Slideshow came across my eyes while readingBoban Karišik’s article on Jquery Slideshow. The code that he created is in fact plausible and after tweaking a portion of the CSS and some HTML provided by him, I was able to create a compatible version of the Slide Show for Blogger. Kindly view the demo before we jump at the tutorial.

Live Demo

How To Add Jquery SlideShow To Blogger Templates?

I have tried my best to make the code installation as easier as possible. You just need to copy the code and paste it in the HTML/Javascript widget. Thats it!
  1. Go To Blogger > Design
  2. Choose Add a Page Element
  3. Then choose HTML/JavaScript widget
  4. Inside the widget paste the code below,
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://s3slider-original.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/s3Slider.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function() {
   $('#MBT-slider').s3Slider({
      timeOut: 3000
   });
});
</script>
<style>
#MBT-slider {
   width: 590px; /* Keep it 20px-40PX greater than ACTUAL Image size */
   height: 335px;
   position: relative;
   overflow: hidden;
   margin-left: 0;
}
#MBT-sliderContent {
   width: 590px;
   position: absolute;
   top: 0;
   margin-left: 0;
}
.MBT-sliderImage {
   float: left;
   position: relative;
   display: none;  top: 0;
   border:1px solid #ddd;
}
.MBT-sliderImage span {
position: absolute;
    font: 10px/15px sans-serif,Arial, Helvetica;
    padding: 10px 10px;
    background-color: #000;
    color: #fff;
    filter:'alpha(opacity=70)';
    -moz-opacity: .5;
    -khtml-opacity: .5;
    opacity: .5;
    text-align:justify;
}
.MBT-sliderImage span a {
text-decoration:underline;
color:#FE6602;
}
.clear {
   clear: both;
}
.top {
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    width: 570px !important;
    height: 70px;
}
.bottom {
    bottom: 0;
    left: 0;
    width: 570px !important;
    height:90px;
}
.left {
    left: 0;
    top: 0;
    width: 110px !important;
    height: 335px;
}
.right {
    right: 0;
    bottom: 0;
    width: 80px !important;
    height: 319px;
}
</style>

<div id="MBT-slider">
<ul id="MBT-sliderContent">
<li class="MBT-sliderImage">
<img src="URL OF IMAGE" />
<span class="right"><h3>HEADING-1 GOES HERE</h3>DESCRIPTION GOES HERE</span>
</li>
<li class="MBT-sliderImage">
<img src="URL OF IMAGE" />
<span class="left"><h3>HEADING-2 GOES HERE</h3>DESCRIPTION GOES HERE</span>
</li>

<li class="MBT-sliderImage">
<img src="URL OF IMAGE" />
<span class="top"><h3>HEADING-3 GOES HERE</h3>DESCRIPTION GOES HERE</span>
</li>
<li class="MBT-sliderImage">
<img src="URL OF IMAGE" />
<span class="bottom"><h3>HEADING-4 GOES HERE</h3>DESCRIPTION GOES HERE</span>
</li>

<li class="MBT-sliderImage">
<img src="URL OF IMAGE" />
<span class="bottom"><h3>HEADING-5 GOES HERE</h3>DESCRIPTION GOES HERE</span>
</li>
<div class="clear MBT-sliderImage"></div> </ul>
</div>
<br/> 

How To Customize The Slideshow Code?

Simply replace URL OF IMAGE with the Image link and replace bolded black texts with your preferred headings and descriptions. You can play around how the slider appears. If you want the slider to appear from bottom then change the class to bottom if you want the slider to appear from right then change it to right and so on. If you wish you can set all sliders to bottom or top or to any position you wish.
If you want to slow down the speed with which the slider come and go then set timeOut: 3000 to a higher value like 4000 or 5000.
The default size of all images that I have used in this tutorial is having a width=550px and height=335px. So take images of equal size and then play around the sizes  width: 590pxand height: 335px You can note that the width size i.e (590px) is greater than the actual image size of 550px. You will have to keep the width 20-40px greater than the actual image size so that the image may perfectly fit into the slide. You can play with this part and all other parts using our Magic tool i.e MBT HTML Editor

How To Add More Images Or Remove an Image From the Slider?

To add an extra image just above <div class="clear MBT-sliderImage"></div> add this code, 

<li class="MBT-sliderImage">
<img src="URL OF IMAGE" />
<span class="bottom"><h3>HEADING GOES HERE</h3>DESCRIPTION GOES HERE</span>
</li>
Since you now know how to add an image then you will have certainly figured it out how to remove an image from the slide. I leave it on you. I know you guys are no less than Eienstein! =p
That’s All!
I just hope you may find the tutorial useful and worth trying. If you find anything unclear then kindly do not hesitate to let me know. Peace out! :)

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