06 April, 2013

A Beautiful JQuery Drop-Down Menu For Blogger Blogspot

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A Beautiful JQuery Drop-Down Menu For Blogger Blogspot



Alright, this time, we are going to make a stylish and simple jQuery drop down menu. The main objective is to make it as simple as possible, with some little jQuery effect and easy to customize/ apply different style on it. To style it into your own design, you just have to modify the a tag CSS style. You can change colors or put background images, or the size and color of text.

Steps Adding the jQuery Drop-Down menu

Step 1. Go to Dashboard - Template - Edit HTML - Proceed





Step 2. Expand Widget Template (make a backup)



Step 3. Search for the following code:


]]></b:skin>

Step 4. Add the following CSS code before/above it:


#jsddm {
height: 40px;
margin: 0;
overflow: visible;
z-index: 2;
padding: 15px;
position:relative;
}
#jsddm li {
float: left;
list-style: none;
font: 12px Tahoma, Arial;
}
#jsddm li a {
display: block;
white-space: nowrap;
margin:1px 3px;
border: 1px solid #AAAAAA;
background: #cccccc;
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(#ebebeb), to(#cccccc));
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #ebebeb, #cccccc);
padding: 5px 10px;
-webkit-border-radius: 5px;
-moz-border-radius: 5px;
border-radius: 5px;
text-shadow: #ffffff 0 1px 0;
color: #363636;
font-size: 15px;
font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Sans-Serif;
text-decoration: none;
vertical-align: middle;
}
#jsddm li a:hover {
background: #C8C8C8;
}
#jsddm li ul {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
position: absolute;
visibility: hidden;
border-top: 1px solid white;
}
#jsddm li ul li {
float: none;
display: inline;
}
#jsddm li ul li a {
width: auto;
background: #CAE8FA;
}
#jsddm li ul li a:hover {
background: #A3CEE5;
}


Step 5. Now find this piece of code:


</head>

Step 6. Add this code immediately before/ABOVE it:


<script src='http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.2.6/jquery.js' type='text/javascript'/>
  <script type='text/javascript'>
  //<![CDATA[
var timeout    = 500;
  var closetimer = 0;
  var ddmenuitem = 0;
function jsddm_open()
  {  jsddm_canceltimer();
  jsddm_close();
  ddmenuitem = $(this).find('ul').css('visibility', 'visible');}
function jsddm_close()
  {  if(ddmenuitem) ddmenuitem.css('visibility', 'hidden');}
function jsddm_timer()
  {  closetimer = window.setTimeout(jsddm_close, timeout);}
function jsddm_canceltimer()
  {  if(closetimer)
  {  window.clearTimeout(closetimer);
  closetimer = null;}}
$(document).ready(function()
  {  $('#jsddm > li').bind('mouseover', jsddm_open)
  $('#jsddm > li').bind('mouseout',  jsddm_timer)});
document.onclick = jsddm_close;
  //]]>
  </script>

Step 7. Click on Save Template button.

Step 8. Go to Layout > click on "Add a gadget" link




Step 9. Choose HTML/JavaScript from the pop-up window 




Step 10. Paste the following code in the empty box:


<ul id="jsddm">
  <li><a href="#">Home</a>
  <li><a href="#">Link 1</a>
  <ul>
  <li><a href="#">Drop 1-1</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Drop 1-2</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Drop 1-3</a></li>
  </ul>
  </li>
 <li><a href="#">Link 2</a>
  <ul>
  <li><a href="#">Drop 2-1</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Drop 2-2</a></li>
  </ul>
  </li>
 <li><a href="#">Link 3</a>
  <ul>
  <li><a href="#">Drop 3-1</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Drop 3-2</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Drop 3-3</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Drop 3-4</a></li>
  </ul>
  </li>
 <li><a href="#">Link 4</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Link 5</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Link 6</a></li>
  </li></ul>

Note :

You must change links titles and replace the # symbol with the URL address of each of your links

Step 11. Click on Save




Important:

- if your menu is on the sidebar, or footer, just drag it to your page header and click and click Save again.- if drop down links are not showing, do the following:

Go back to Template > Edit HTML and search (CTRL + F) for this code:

<b:section class='header' id='header' maxwidgets='1' showaddelement='no'>

You should change 1 with 3 and no with yes like this:

<b:section class='header' id='header' maxwidgets='3' showaddelement='yes'>

Save the Template.

Next thing to do is to go to Layout and drag your menu immediately below your header



Then click on Save Arrangement




Here you can see the DEMO.

Enjoy! :)

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