How to Customize Label Widget in Blogger with CSS?

By | November 22, 2012
In blogger you can change or customize any widget you want. The labels widget in blogger is by default very simple in almost all templates including custom ones. But, we can change the label widget to a fancy one respectively. As blogger labels are the categories for the entire blog’s posts, so they should be looking more attractive and beautiful. And for this purpose today I have a trick to share with you. The trick is some CSS3 codes which will change your default labels widget to a fancy one.
Remember, this trick will only bring best results if you keep the type of labels as cloud labels. Cloud shows all the label links in a box. So this trick will make them buttons. Now let’s start adding the widget and the trick.

How to add a label widget to blog?

To apply today’s trick you’ll first have to add a label widget into your blog. follow given steps to add labels cloud widget in blogger:
  1. Blogger Dashboard
  2. Layout >> Add a Gadget >> Scroll Down and Select the Labels Widget
  3. Add it and select the cloud where it says “Display” also uncheck the box which says “Show number of labels
Now when you’ve added the label widget successfully, you can implement this trick on labels. But if you’ve already added the label widget then you just need to change it to the setting I mentioned at step 3.

How to customize Label widget with CSS3?

Now the actual part is here, in order to make your label widget fancy and attractive follow below steps and do it instantly:
  1. Go to Blogger
  2. Template >> HTML >> Proceed
  3. Find ]]> and just above/before it paste the following code:

.label-size {
float: left;
margin: 0 0 7px 20px;
position: relative;
font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
font-size: 0.75em;
font-weight: bold;
text-decoration: none;
color: #996633;
text-shadow: 0px 1px 0px rgba(255,255,255,.4);
padding: 0.417em 0.417em 0.417em 0.917em;
border-top: 1px solid #d99d38;
border-right: 1px solid #d99d38;
border-bottom: 1px solid #d99d38;
-webkit-border-radius: 0 0.25em 0.25em 0;
-moz-border-radius: 0 0.25em 0.25em 0;
border-radius: 0 0.25em 0.25em 0;
background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, rgb(254, 218, 113), rgb(254, 186, 71));
background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(top, rgb(254, 218, 113), rgb(254, 186, 71));
background-image: -o-linear-gradient(top, rgb(254, 218, 113), rgb(254, 186, 71));
background-image: -ms-linear-gradient(top, rgb(254, 218, 113), rgb(254, 186, 71));
background-image: linear-gradient(top, rgb(254, 218, 113), rgb(254, 186, 71));
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(GradientType=0,StartColorStr=’#feda71′, EndColorStr=’#feba47′);
-webkit-box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 #faeaba,
0 1px 1px rgba(0,0,0,.1);
-moz-box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 #faeaba,
0 1px 1px rgba(0,0,0,.1);
box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 #faeaba,
0 1px 1px rgba(0,0,0,.1);
z-index: 1;
}.label-size:before {
content: ”;
width: 1.30em;
height: 1.39em;
background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(left top, rgb(254, 218, 113), rgb(254, 186, 71));
background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(left top, rgb(254, 218, 113), rgb(254, 186, 71));
background-image: -o-linear-gradient(left top, rgb(254, 218, 113), rgb(254, 186, 71));
background-image: -ms-linear-gradient(left top, rgb(254, 218, 113), rgb(254, 186, 71));
background-image: linear-gradient(left top, rgb(254, 218, 113), rgb(254, 186, 71));
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(GradientType=1,StartColorStr=’#feda71′, EndColorStr=’#feba47′);
position: absolute;
left: -0.69em;
top: .2em;
-webkit-transform: rotate(45deg);
-moz-transform: rotate(45deg);
-o-transform: rotate(45deg);
transform: rotate(45deg);
border-left: 1px solid #d99d38;
border-bottom: 1px solid #d99d38;
-webkit-border-radius: 0 0 0 0.25em;
-moz-border-radius: 0 0 0 0.25em;
border-radius: 0 0 0 0.25em;
z-index: 1;
}

.label-size:after {
content: ”;
width: 0.5em;
height: 0.5em;
background: #fff;
-webkit-border-radius: 4.167em;
-moz-border-radius: 4.167em;
border-radius: 4.167em;
border: 1px solid #d99d38;
-webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 0 #faeaba;
-moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 0 #faeaba;
box-shadow: 0 1px 0 #faeaba;
position: absolute;
top: 0.667em;
left: -0.083em;
z-index: 9999;
}
#Label1 {
height: 210px;
}
.label-size:hover {
background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, rgb(254, 225, 141), rgb(254, 200, 108));
background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(top, rgb(254, 225, 141), rgb(254, 200, 108));
background-image: -o-linear-gradient(top, rgb(254, 225, 141), rgb(254, 200, 108));
background-image: -ms-linear-gradient(top, rgb(254, 225, 141), rgb(254, 200, 108));
background-image: linear-gradient(top, rgb(254, 225, 141), rgb(254, 200, 108));
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(GradientType=0,StartColorStr=’#fee18d’, EndColorStr=’#fec86c’);
border-color: #e1b160;
}
.label-size:hover:before {
background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(left top, rgb(254, 225, 141), rgb(254, 200, 108));
background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(left top, rgb(254, 225, 141), rgb(254, 200, 108));
background-image: -o-linear-gradient(left top, rgb(254, 225, 141), rgb(254, 200, 108));
background-image: -ms-linear-gradient(left top, rgb(254, 225, 141), rgb(254, 200, 108));
background-image: linear-gradient(left top, rgb(254, 225, 141), rgb(254, 200, 108));
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(GradientType=1,StartColorStr=’#fee18d’, EndColorStr=’#fec86c’);
border-color: #e1b160;
}

Save your template and view your blog for the changes. You’ll find a new stylish labels’ widget on your blog.

Enjoy it and stay peaceful in your country 🙂

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