Beautiful Jquery Featured Post Slideshow For Blogger Blogs
Featured post widget is a very good widget to use in a site. Personally, I love this widget especially when I visit other bloggers site for the sake of reading. When this is affixed very well to the blog, it adds more beauty in it.

This tutorial will shows you how to add featured content slideshow to show your featured post widgets for your readers. If you have this slideshow in your blog, you will certainly attract readers to dig more on what your site can offer. With so many things that you have written and shared in your blog posts, you will certainly love to share other posts also that might catch their attention and curiosity.

This slideshow is very easy to setup and can easily be managed with regards to its width and height to match your template. Not only that you can change the speed of this slideshow easily, it is completely customizable. Default width is 550px and Default height is 200px. I think you will love this for your blog. Having this adds more excitement in reading.

The instructions on this article are very simple to follow. Should you wish to ask me, you can leave your comments afterwards, but first, let us go with the tutorial proper.


Here's how to add  Beautiful Jquery Featured Post Slideshow

1. Login to your blogger dashboard--> layout- -> Edit HTML
2. Scroll down to where you see </head> tag .
3. Copy below code and paste it just before the </head> tag .


<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.0/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
//<![CDATA[

/* ------------------------------------------------------------------------
 s3Slider

 Developped By: Boban Karišik ->
 Version: 1.0

 Copyright: Feel free to redistribute the script/modify it, as
      long as you leave my infos at the top.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- */

(function($){

$.fn.s3Slider = function(vars) {

 var element     = this;
 var timeOut     = (vars.timeOut != undefined) ? vars.timeOut : 4000;
 var current     = null;
 var timeOutFn   = null;
 var faderStat   = true;
 var mOver       = false;
 var items       = $("#" + element[0].id + "Content ." + element[0].id + "Image");
 var itemsSpan   = $("#" + element[0].id + "Content ." + element[0].id + "Image span");

 items.each(function(i) {

     $(items[i]).mouseover(function() {
        mOver = true;
     });

     $(items[i]).mouseout(function() {
         mOver   = false;
         fadeElement(true);
     });

 });

 var fadeElement = function(isMouseOut) {
     var thisTimeOut = (isMouseOut) ? (timeOut/2) : timeOut;
     thisTimeOut = (faderStat) ? 10 : thisTimeOut;
     if(items.length > 0) {
         timeOutFn = setTimeout(makeSlider, thisTimeOut);
     } else {
         console.log("Poof..");
     }
 }

 var makeSlider = function() {
     current = (current != null) ? current : items[(items.length-1)];
     var currNo      = jQuery.inArray(current, items) + 1
     currNo = (currNo == items.length) ? 0 : (currNo - 1);
     var newMargin   = $(element).width() * currNo;
     if(faderStat == true) {
         if(!mOver) {
             $(items[currNo]).fadeIn((timeOut/6), function() {
                 if($(itemsSpan[currNo]).css('bottom') == 0) {
                     $(itemsSpan[currNo]).slideUp((timeOut/6), function() {
                         faderStat = false;
                         current = items[currNo];
                         if(!mOver) {
                             fadeElement(false);
                         }
                     });
                 } else {
                     $(itemsSpan[currNo]).slideDown((timeOut/6), function() {
                         faderStat = false;
                         current = items[currNo];
                         if(!mOver) {
                             fadeElement(false);
                         }
                     });
                 }
             });
         }
     } else {
         if(!mOver) {
             if($(itemsSpan[currNo]).css('bottom') == 0) {
                 $(itemsSpan[currNo]).slideDown((timeOut/6), function() {
                     $(items[currNo]).fadeOut((timeOut/6), function() {
                         faderStat = true;
                         current = items[(currNo+1)];
                         if(!mOver) {
                             fadeElement(false);
                         }
                     });
                 });
             } else {
                 $(itemsSpan[currNo]).slideUp((timeOut/6), function() {
                 $(items[currNo]).fadeOut((timeOut/6), function() {
                         faderStat = true;
                         current = items[(currNo+1)];
                         if(!mOver) {
                             fadeElement(false);
                         }
                     });
                 });
             }
         }
     }
 }

 makeSlider();

};

})(jQuery);

//]]>
</script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() {
$('#s3slider').s3Slider({
timeOut: 4000
});
});
</script>
<style type="text/css">
#s3slider {
background:#000000;
border:1px solid #818e8f;
width: 550px;
height: 200px;
position: relative;
overflow: hidden;
}
#s3sliderContent {
width: 550px;
position: absolute;
top:0px;
padding: 0px;
margin: 0px;
}
.s3sliderImage {
float: left;
position: relative;
display: none;
}
.s3sliderImage span {
position: absolute;
left: 0;
font: 20px Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;
padding: 10px 0px;
width: 550px;
background-color: #000;
filter: alpha(opacity=80);
-moz-opacity: 0.8;
-khtml-opacity: 0.8;
opacity: 0.8;
color: #fff;
display: none;
bottom: 0;
text-align:center;
}
.clear {
clear: both;
}
</style>

NOTE : To change the speed of slideshow, change the value 4000.

4. Save your template.
5. Now go to Layout-->Page Element and click on "Add a gadget".
6. Select "html/java script" and add the code given below and click save.


<div id="s3slider">
<ul id="s3sliderContent">

<li class="s3sliderImage"><a href="YOUR-LINK-HERE"><img style="width:550px;height:200px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4HKUHirY_2U/S9aKt3KHrsI/AAAAAAAAA-w/I2U4SlmRPss/s1600/Crysis-11.jpg" /><span>Crysis : Download Full Version</span></a></li>

<li class="s3sliderImage"><a href="YOUR-LINK-HERE"><img style="width:550px;height:200px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_4HKUHirY_2U/S9aKuMsQ8wI/AAAAAAAAA-4/-cMpslEWrDI/halo-11.jpg" /><span>Halo 3 : Play Game Online</span></a></li>

<li class="s3sliderImage"><a href="YOUR-LINK-HERE"><img style="width:550px;height:200px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4HKUHirY_2U/S9aKtHKBCTI/AAAAAAAAA-g/mzOzqFjF2FQ/avatar-11.jpg" /><span>Avatar : Watch Movie Now !!!</span></a></li>

<li class="s3sliderImage"><a href="YOUR-LINK-HERE"><img style="width:550px;height:200px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4HKUHirY_2U/S9aKtosfYNI/AAAAAAAAA-o/GTCV0pnicVk/s1600/call+of+duty-11.jpg" /><span>Call Of Duty 4 : Get Here</span></a></li>

<li class="s3sliderImage"></li>
</ul>
</div>

<div class='clear'></div>

NOTE : Replace YOUR-LINK-HERE and images with your content.
Now you have successfully installed this slide show to your site.

Note: If you have further questions and suggestions just post comment below, thanks 
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