Latest Tweet Twitter Bird With Speech Bubble Gadget For Blogger

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Using the latest Twitter API it's become easy to create a neat latest tweets gadget.In this post i will show you how to add a Twitter bird with a speech bubble containing your latest tweet to your blog.The idea comes from Paulund.co.uk and all that's needed is some Css and a few lines of script.


Add The Latest Tweet Twitter Bird To Your Blog


Remember Always Back Up Your Template Before You Make Changes!


Step 1. In Your Blogger Dashboard Click Design > Template Designer, Then Advanced > Add Css





Step 2. Copy and Paste the following code into the Css section (See Paste Code Here Above)


#twitter_update_list{
list-style:none;
}
#twitter_update_list li{
background: #f4f8f9; /* Old browsers */
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #f4f8f9 1%, #e8f0f2 100%); /* FF3.6+ */
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(1%,#f4f8f9), color-stop(100%,#e8f0f2)); /* Chrome,Safari4+ */
background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #f4f8f9 1%,#e8f0f2 100%); /* Chrome10+,Safari5.1+ */
background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #f4f8f9 1%,#e8f0f2 100%); /* Opera11.10+ */
background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #f4f8f9 1%,#e8f0f2 100%); /* IE10+ */
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr='#f4f8f9', endColorstr='#e8f0f2',GradientType=0 ); /* IE6-9 */
background: linear-gradient(top, #f4f8f9 1%,#e8f0f2 100%); /* W3C */
box-shadow: 1px -1px 2px #bbc6c8;
-webkit-box-shadow: 1px -1px 2px #bbc6c8;
-moz-box-shadow: 1px -1px 2px #bbc6c8;
border-radius:7px;
-moz-border-radius:7px;
-webkit-border-radius:7px;
padding:15px;
width:250px;
}

#twitter_update_list::after {
content: "";
position: relative;
left: 30px;
border-width: 15px 15px 0;
border-style: solid;
border-color: #e8f0f2 transparent;
display: block;
width: 0;
}


Step 3. Thats the Css added now return to the design page and click Add A Gadget > Choose Html / Javascript





Step 4. Copy and Paste the following code into the Html/Javascript gadget:


<ul id="twitter_update_list">
<li>Loading Tweets..</li>
</ul>
<a title="Follow Me" href="http://www.twitter.com/
BestBloggerTips" target="_blank"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4AGdDmbmgME/TlaB48rCL6I/AAAAAAAAE8M/LGVBmA81n2E/s1600/twitter-bird-gadget.png" /></a>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://twitter.com/javascripts/blogger.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/
BestBloggerTips.json?callback=twitterCallback2&count=1"></script>

Important - Change my Twitter username paulcrowepro x2 with yours.

Step 5. Click Save and check out your new Twitter gadget.

That's it a very simple yet stylish latest tweet gadget, make sure to check out more of our Blogger Gadgets And Tutorials. Thanks again to Paulund.co.uk
 
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