Friday, March 12, 2010

Animated Image Icon Before Post Titles in Blogger / Blogspot

Blogging is all about providing valuable information to your readers. In addition to this, you can customize your blog in such a way that your readers would enjoy your blog layout with the contents. So, here is the tip to add and show animated image icon before blogger post titles. It will be displayed as the logo to your each post on blogspot. This can be done with some simple HTML edits. Lets learn this blogger trick step by step.

Finding An Image Icon To Insert Before Blogger Post Titles :

First things first. You have to do some homework before adding animated image icons. First of all you have to find an icon to place in your blog. The maximum size of your icon should be 50*50 pixels. You may make a search on Google with search phrases like “Animated icons”, “Animated logos” and choose an image. See if the image you have choosen is not protected under any copyright law. Try to get an icon which blends perfectly with your blog theme. Then upload your icon to any image hosting
site such as imageshack, photobucket, tinypic or googlepages etc and get the link to your image. When you are done with this, proceed to next step.

Making HTML Code For Your Image Icon :

After getting the link to your image icon it’s time to make a HTML code using the image link. Follow below code to make a HTML code using the link to your animated icon.

<img src="LINK TO YOUR IMAGE HERE" style="border-width:0px" />

Change the text LINK TO YOUR TEXT HERE with the link to your image. Now I guess you are done with the HTML code to your link. Move to the next step.

Editing HTML To Insert Image Code

Now it’s time to implement the above code in your blogger template and your blog will start showing your icon before blogger post titles. To do this follow below mentioned steps.

1. Go to your blogger dashboard.
2. Navigate to Layout >> Edit HTML
3. Expand Widget Templates by clicking the box next to it
4. Search for the below code in your template by pressing Ctrl+F on your browser
<b:if cond="data:post.url">
5. Add your image HTML code just above this code in your template.
6. Save the template and you are done.

Now you can see an animated image icon before all your post titles on blogger/blogspot. You can also apply this trick to add some special notes before your post titles. Simply post your text in place of the image icon code in your blogger template code and you are done.
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