Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lava Lamp Menu For Your Blog

Look at the type of menu i used in this website,it is called Lava lamp.For the first time i saw this menu in my friend Reynold's website and i was really impressed with the menu.

Here i will explain you how to add Lava Lamp to your blogger blog....




Step-1 Add the CSS


Copy and paste all the below CSS code just above ]]></b:skin> which you can find in edit html section in template designer and you must delete d code in tabs section in edit html to avoid another menu appearing over the lava lamp menu.


navigation-body {
    font-family: Georgia;
    font-size: 14px;
    text-shadow: 0 1px 0 rgba(255,255,255,.50);
    color: #262626;
    background: url(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QTLw1kn105w/TbKok3VPbOI/AAAAAAAAAGI/QZ0RPeWbLvo/s1600/wood-bg.jpg);
}
h1 img {
float: left;
margin-right: 5px;
}
h1 {
line-height: 56px;
}
h1, h2 {
font-weight: normal;
}
#wrapper {
    width: 900px;
    margin: 0 auto;
    position: relative;
}
.ads {
position: absolute;
top: 30px;
right: 0;
}


/*LAVALAMP START*/
.lavalamp {
    position: relative;
    border: 1px solid #d6d6d6;
    background: #fff;
    padding: 15px;
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0 3px 6px rgba(0,0,0,.25);
-moz-box-shadow: 0 3px 6px rgba(0,0,0,.25);
    border-radius : 10px;
    -moz-border-radius : 10px;
    -webkit-border-radius : 10px;
    background : -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(rgb(240,240,240)), to(rgb(204,204,204)));
    background : -moz-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(rgb(240,240,240)), to(rgb(204,204,204)));
    height: 18px;
}
.magenta {
background : rgb(190,64,120);
background : -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(rgb(190,64,120)), to(rgb(177,24,91)));
background : -moz-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(rgb(190,64,120)), to(rgb(177,24,91)));
border: 1px solid #841144;
}
.cyan {
background : rgb(64,181,197);
background : -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(rgb(64,181,197)), to(rgb(7,165,187)));
background : -moz-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(rgb(64,181,197)), to(rgb(7,165,187)));
border: 1px solid #2f8893;
}
.yellow {
background : rgb(255,199,79);
background : -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(rgb(255,199,79)), to(rgb(255,188,43)));
background : -moz-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(rgb(255,199,79)), to(rgb(255,188,43)));
border: 1px solid #c08c1f;
}
.orange {
background : rgb(255,133,64);
background : -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(rgb(255,133,64)), to(rgb(255,107,24)));
background : -moz-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(rgb(255,133,64)), to(rgb(255,107,24)));
border: 1px solid #c04f11;
}
.dark {
background : rgb(89,89,89);
background : -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(rgb(89,89,89)), to(rgb(54,54,54)));
background : -moz-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(rgb(89,89,89)), to(rgb(54,54,54)));
border: 1px solid #272727;
}
.magenta li a , .cyan li a, .yellow li a , .orange li a, .dark li a{
color: #fff;
text-shadow: 0 -1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,.40);
}

a {
    text-decoration: none;
    color: #262626;
    line-height: 20px;
}
ul {
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    z-index: 300;
    position: absolute;
}
ul li {
    list-style: none;
    float:left;
    text-align: center;
    }
ul li a {
    padding: 0 20px;
    text-align: center;
    }
.floatr {
    position: absolute;
    top: 10px;
    z-index: 50;
    width: 70px;
    height: 30px;
    border-radius : 8px;
    -moz-border-radius : 8px;
    -webkit-border-radius : 8px;
    background : rgba(0,0,0,.20);
    -webkit-transition: all .4s ease-in-out;
    -moz-transition: all .4s ease-in-out;
}

Step-2: Add the JavaScript


Now add the below JavaScript just above </head> 
<script src='http://h1.ripway.com/paulsantosh/jquery-1.4.1.min.js'/>
<script src='http://h1.ripway.com/paulsantosh/lavalamp.js'/>


Step-3 : Add the HTML


Now go to your blogger dashboard and click Design > Add a Gadget >  HTML/JavaScript and paste the below HTML there. Editable parts are shown in red

<div class='lavalamp'>
<ul>
<li class='active'><a href='http://www.cuteprogrammer.com/'>Home</a></li>
<li><a href='YOUR-LINK-HERE'>About</a></li>
<li><a href='YOUR-LINK-HERE'>Blog</a></li>
<li><a href='YOUR-LINK-HERE'>Services</a></li>
<li><a href='YOUR-LINK-HERE'>Portfolio</a></li>
<li><a href='YOUR-LINK-HERE'>Contacts</a></li>
</ul>
<div class='floatr'/>
</div>
<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: xx-small;"><a href="http://www.cuteprogrammer.com/">Widget by Midhun Suresh</a></span>

Now replace YOUR-LINK-HERE with your own links

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