Add A CSS Animated Share Button on Blogger

I saw this on Paulund, a highly recommended site with a good collection of snippets, i.e., a collection of different codes that develop small utilities, all of these being applicable to web design.

In this tutorial we will see how we can add as similar button with a really cool hover effect and four social media icons on Blogger with links to share the current page on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. However, we can replace these social networks later with any other just by changing the links below.

Demo

Creating A CSS Animated Share Button


Step 1. From your Blogger dashboard > go to Template > click on the Edit HTML button.

Step 2. Click anywhere inside the code area and press the Ctrl + F keys to open the blogger search box. Type or paste the ]]></b:skin> tag and hit Enter to find it. Step 3. Just above ]]></b:skin> add this CSS:
.share_button {
width: 300px;
height: 50px;
margin: 10px auto;
}
.share_button ul {
width: 50%;
height: inherit;
float: left;
list-style: none;
margin: 0 !important;
padding: 0 !important;
}
.share_button ul h1 {
margin-top: 9%;
overflow: hidden;
width: 100%;
color: #4889F0;
font-size: 18px;
text-shadow:2px 2px 2px #fff;
}
.share_button ul li {
position: absolute;
height: inherit;
width: 150px;
margin: 0 !important;
padding: 0 !important;
background: #EEEEEE;
-webkit-transition: all 600ms;
-moz-transition: all 600ms;
-o-transition: all 600ms;
-ms-transition: all 600ms;
transition: all 600ms;
text-align: center;
}
.share_button ul li h2 {
display: inline-block;
width: 32%;
height: 40px;
overflow: hidden;
margin-top: 5%;
cursor: pointer;
border: 0 !important;
}
.share_button ul:first-child li:first-child{
text-align: right;
}
.share_button ul:last-child li:first-child{
text-align: left;
}
.share_button ul:first-child li:last-child,
.share_button:hover ul:first-child li:first-child {
-webkit-transform: rotateY(90deg);
-moz-transform: rotateY(90deg);
-o-transform: rotateY(90deg);
-ms-transform: rotateY(90deg);
transform: rotateY(90deg);
}
.share_button ul:last-child li:last-child,
.share_button:hover ul:last-child li:first-child {
-webkit-transform: rotateY(-90deg);
-moz-transform: rotateY(-90deg);
-o-transform: rotateY(-90deg);
-ms-transform: rotateY(-90deg);
transform: rotateY(-90deg);
}
.share_button:hover ul:first-child li:last-child,
.share_button:hover ul:last-child li:last-child {
-webkit-transform: rotateY(0deg);
-moz-transform: rotateY(0deg);
-o-transform: rotateY(0deg);
-ms-transform: rotateY(0deg);
transform: rotateY(0deg);
}

Step 5. And now let's go ahead and insert the HTML button in the template. The most common place would be just after <div class='post-footer'> - find the second <div class='post-footer'> and paste the following code just above it:
<div class='share_button'>

<ul>
<li><h1>
Share t
</h1></li>

<li><h2>
<a expr:href='&quot;http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=&quot; + data:post.canonicalUrl + &quot;&amp;t=&quot; + data:post.title ' title='Share on Facebook'><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UK3OEVM0cVw/UwJfjtO-exI/AAAAAAAAGPA/CqQmlIlNJAE/s1600/Facebook.png"/></a></h2>

<h2><a expr:href='&quot;http://twitter.com/home?status=&quot; + data:post.title + &quot; &quot; + data:post.canonicalUrl ' title='Share on Twitter'><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XyPHPVsfdz4/UwJfkJmI3JI/AAAAAAAAGPQ/QRGykJJtGow/s1600/Twitter.png"/></a></h2>
</li>
</ul>
<ul>
<li><h1>his page</h1></li>

<li>
<h2><a expr:href='&quot;https://plus.google.com/share?url=&quot; + data:post.canonicalUrl ' title='Share on Google Plus'><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_YGvQ_Nrw10/UwJfjhXOGGI/AAAAAAAAGPU/tv1WNfkHdgg/s1600/Google-plus.png"/></a></h2>

<h2>
<a href='javascript:void((function(){var%20e=document.createElement(&apos;script&apos;);e.setAttribute(&apos;type&apos;,&apos;text/javascript&apos;);e.setAttribute(&apos;charset&apos;,&apos;UTF-8&apos;);e.setAttribute(&apos;src&apos;,&apos;http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinmarklet.js?r=&apos;+Math.random()*99999999);document.body.appendChild(e)})());' title='Share on Pinterest'><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oZgH_AD169o/UwJfjl3ON0I/AAAAAAAAGPE/BLj5lWbsZyE/s1600/Pinterest.png"/></a>
</h2>
</li>
</ul>

</div>
Note: if you want to change the icons, replace the URLs in blue.

Step 5. Click on the Save template button and we're done! Enjoy ;)

How To Use Social Media For Online Fundraising ?

How To Use Social Media For Online Fundraising?


One of the hottest ways of raising money today for a project is through online fundraising. As the conventional ways of making money online become harder and harder, more people are turning towards platforms like Kickstarter to keep their projects alive. All it for online fundraising is a great project idea that's innovative, or serves a cause people are willing to support. If you're looking for patrons for your projects, here are some tips to use social media to help you along.

Why social media, you ask? Because a lot of people willing to be patrons for a cause, even philanthropists, do not know about Kickstarter and other such platforms. As many as 50% of the people in the U.S. get to know about causes via only social media networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc. These social media platforms make it possible for complete strangers to find each other, and support each other's cause should they be so inspired.

Here are some ways you can use social media for online fundraising.

1. Create Videos on YouTube

Videos are the best! You can do more for a cause in a video than an article or book ever can. Touching, motivational videos are what often secure the most amount of support for a project/cause. If your projects is going to do some good for the community, then it shouldn't be hard making such a video.

But don't just stop at a single video. Provide your patrons insights into what you've been up to, where you can justify the need for more funding. Some generous people might keep supporting your project until its done. So don't let them think they're wasting their money. Give them reason to support your cause.

2. Use multiple Social Networks

Get active on as many social networks as are relevant. Facebook and Twitter aren't enough. Do you use other networks such as Pinterest, Google Plus, Reddit, etc? Reddit is great for conversing. Unlike marketing a brand, where fans have to look for you, here you have to instead look for them. So look for them in all possible places, especially those frequently visited by your target demographic (which depends on your cause).

3. Branding

Whether your cause is small or big, it will benefit from some branding. Assign a name to it, and create an appealing message or byline. Use specific colors, consistently in all your messages. You can use a thumbnail image representing your cause as your logo as well.

4. Calls to action

A call to action is a very important part of any social campaign. People willing to donate don't just need to know about your project - they need to know how to help you too. Put up large and noticeable call-to-action banners, and link to your project website (yes, get a website for your project!) so people can track your progress, and help you in whatever way they can.

5. Contact influential people

It is important to get in touch with influential people on social media. Fundraising is a lot about word-of-mouth marketing and personal recommendations. Locate influential that might help your cause. These can be people working behind similar causes, or just people with a large fan-base of your interest. Cultivate relationships with them and get them to influence their audiences. If you need to purchase their services, do not hesitate to do so - they can give your cause a huge boost.

You can use tools such as Commun.it to identify Twitter influences. There are other tools too that can help you reach a wider audience, such as DonateNow, DonorsChoose, Help Attack, and so on.

6. Social Media Strategy

It’s necessary that you and your team knows how to use social media. Assign a particular channel to each member, so that consistent coverage, follow up and messaging is assured. If your cause is big, it’s a good idea to consult a social media fundraising expert for advice.

7. Promote others' causes too!

It’s never one way with social media. Use your own networks to promote someone else’s cause now and then, while your campaign is ongoing. This won’t take away from your campaign – rather, you will be noticed as someone who knows how to give and take.

During your entire fundraising campaign, be sure to offer special thanks to all your donors and patrons. Doing it publicly might help as well. It'll earn you some goodwill on social media. And if I were you, I'd offer value to my major donors in appreciation of their support. This can include free accounts of a paid web service that you've developed, or a free license key of the software you've created. It depends on the project. If they've donated, they had an interest in it. Give them what thy might like, and they might influence others to donate too, hence paving the way for future development of your project. All the best :)

Awesome Content Ideas for Posting on Tumblr



Tumblr, as you might not really know, is social media networking site that launched in February 2007. Unlike any other social networking site, Tumblr also has a great potential in various aspects but is majorly overlooked Technically, it’s a microblogging and social media website that constitutes over 130 million different blogs. Functionality wise, Tumblr is simple a hybrid of WordPress and Facebook. With a monthly view count of over 300 million users, it is also a major marketing channel, and has a lot of SEO benefits for websites. But looking for what to post there can be hard. So we have compiled for you a list of some major and extremely trending content ideas on Tumblr.

1. Quotes

Writing quotes is never really a hard step since you don’t really have to produce tem yourself. Just grab some good quote from like anywhere you want, put it in a nice frame (a suitable background) and post it on your Tumblr and get a chance to be like really popular because quotes really work great on this platform. Sharing quotes is also really a good thing to do, because of all the things, quotes have the power to change a mind the most.

2. Recipes

You in cooking rite? If that’s a yes, then you’re going to do really good on Tumblr since good cooks are really a need there. Sharing recipes on Tumblr has always worked for anyone who tried it. The community is like really fond of cooking. However, uniqueness will have its own advantages and so never forget to bring something new to the place so as to create awareness and get likeliness. You can also start thinking about starting a mini cooking show of your own provided you’re going well.

3. Memes

Memes have taken over the internet in the past few years. Every platform you can think of is flooded with memes. Obviously, making people laugh always gets you their good remarks. Memes also work really well on Tumblr. You will see a lot of shares on a meme than you would see on a normal other note. Even when promoting your business, the use of memes can come in handy.

4. GIFs

There are over hundreds of thousands of different blogs that work entirely and solely on GIFs. Reason being their good viewership and response. Tumblr, like Google+ allows you to add GIFs. GIFs are a really popular thing on Tumblr and work really well provided they are good quality ones.

5. Quality Photos

Photos of all kinds grab a lot of audience especially if the word Quality is added with it. You can share the kind of photos you like and expect to get a good response on them. The kind that really work are the interesting and compelling ones which are mostly covered by the natural beauty of this world. Get a good quality camera and start picturing the world from unique angles and share these photos of yours with the Tumblr community.

6. Famous People

Several blogs on Tumblr are about famous people who did great things in their times. Not to mention, those blogs are doing some real business in the field as the community shows some real interest in this category. Getting the information about such people is also not hard as long as the internet shows connectivity. Portray the famous people and tell the readers all they need to know about them.

7. Clothes

Tumblr has over 53.5% of women on it which naturally makes it a platform where clothes are really an important matter. Sharing about the new trends and fashions can work really well here because of such a community and it actually does. Either be the model or grab the pictures of a model to get going.

8. Places

Who doesn’t like to visit places? Who is not inspired and amused by the immense natural beauty in this world? And, if that’s what you’re doing, who will not be interested in your blog? Places and landmarks information sharing can work really well on almost all platforms because people really want to discover this world to the extent they can.

While the content idea selection is entirely dependent on your interests, the mentioned points can come in handy to determine what trends the most. After that decided, you can easily start your Tumblr blog and join the vast social networking community that many simply seem to ignore. Cheers :)