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Tabbed Sidebar widget for blogger

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Tabbed Navigation widget is helpful for you as it saves space of your blog sidebar. You can provide more features in single area of your blog like sidebar. You can include contents like Search, About Me/Us, Recent Posts, Recent Comments, Random Posts, Labels/Categories, Favorite Links and many more.

The method I describing bellow is inspired by Abu Farhan and Webitect. 

1.Go to Edit HTML and look for ]]></b:skin> Now add following code before this ]]></b:skin>



/* Tabbed Sidebar Widgets
--------------------------------- */
.widget-wrapper2{
    border:1px solid #494e52;
    background-color:#636d76;
    padding:8px;
}

.widget-tab {
-moz-border-radius-bottomleft:5px;
-moz-border-radius-bottomright:5px;
-moz-border-radius-topright:5px;
-webkit-border-radius-bottomleft:5px;
-webkit-border-radius-bottomright:5px;
-webkit-border-radius-topright:5px;
background:#FFFFFF url(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z105/dantearaujo/tabcontentbg.gif) repeat-x scroll left bottom !important;
border:1px solid #CFCFCF;
font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;
padding:15px !important;
}

.widget-tab  ul {
    margin:0px;
    padding:0px 20px 0px 20px;
}
.widget-tab  ul li {
    list-style:none;
    border-bottom:1px solid #d6dde0;
    padding-top:10px;
    padding-bottom:10px;
    font-size:13px;
}
.widget-tab  ul li:last-child {
    border-bottom:none;
}
.widget-tab  ul li a {
    text-decoration:none;
    color:#3e4346;
}
.widget-tab  ul li a small {
    color:#8b959c;
    font-size:9px;
    text-transform:uppercase;
    font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    position:relative;
    left:4px;
    top:0px;
}
.tab-content  ul li a:hover {
    color:#a59c83;
}
.tab-content  ul li a:hover small {
    color:#baae8e;
}

.active-tab{
background:#FFFFFF url(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z105/dantearaujo/tabtopbg.gif) repeat-x scroll left top !important;
border-color:#CFCFCF #CFCFCF #FFFFFF #CFCFCF !important;
border-style:solid !important;
border-width:1px 1px 2px !important;
color:#282E32 !important;       

}

ul.tab-wrapper {
    margin:0px; padding:0px;
    margin-top:5px;
    margin-bottom:6px;
}
ul.tab-wrapper li {
-webkit-border-radius-topleft:5px;
-webkit-border-radius-topright:5px;
-moz-border-radius-topleft:5px;
-moz-border-radius-topright:5px;
background:#191919 url(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z105/dantearaujo/tabinactivebg.gif) repeat-x scroll left top;
border:1px solid #464C54;
color:#FFFFFF;
cursor:pointer;
display:inline;
font-family:Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;
font-size:9px;
font-weight:bold;
line-height:2em;
list-style-image:none !important;
list-style-position:outside !important;
list-style-type:none !important;
margin-right:1px;
padding:8px 14px;
text-align:center;
text-decoration:none;
text-transform:uppercase;
}

Above is the CSS style part. You can modify the looks of tabs here.

2. Second part is Installing jQuery Library. If you already have it then skip this step. If you do not have it then -
Look for </head> . Add following code just before </head>

<!-- jQuery Call -->

<script src='http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.2.6/jquery.min.js' type='text/javascript'/>

<!-- End of jQuery Call -->

3.Finally add following Script just above </head>

<script type="text/javascript">
var starttab=0;
var endtab=2;
var sidebarname="sidebar1";
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://free.blogger.help.googlepages.com/bloggertabv1.0-min.js.txt"></script>

It's done.

Following are the 3 customizable units:

var starttab=0;
var endtab=2;
var sidebarname="sidebar";

starttab is starting number of widget and endtab your number ast widget.
sidebarname is your sidebar id. And you have to find correct sidebar id to work this Tabbed Sidebar Widget.

Just look for following code

<div id='sidebar-wrapper'>

<b:section class='sidebar' id='sidebar' preferred='yes'>

id='sidebar' is the sidebar name.

It's all done now. You can add this feature per one blog. All tabbed widgets should have name.

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