Display Blogger Posts in Grid View with Thumbnails

Grid View with Thumbnails is a script for self-hosted Blogger blogs which will display blog posts as a thumbnail grid of images in homepage and archive pages. Instead of sending your blog visitors to a page that displays all the posts in full length with a large image which takes up too much space and requires too much scrolling, now we can have a clean page that displays a gallery grid, with thumbnails and post titles, linking back to the source post for that thumbnail.

Let's take a look at how it will look like in this demo blog.

grid view on blogger posts

If you have a wallpaper or photo blog that would benefit from displaying a thumbnail grid style layout, look no further. Here's how you can add Grid (gallery) View to Blogger posts.

Adding Grid (Gallery) View to Blogger Posts

Step 1. Log into your Blogger account and go to "Template", then click on the "Edit HTML" button

blogger template html

Step 2. Click anywhere inside the code area and press the CTRL + F keys to open the search box


Step 3. Type </head> inside the search box and hit Enter to find it.

Step 4. Just above the </head> tag, add the following script and CSS codes:
<script src='http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.1.js'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'><b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;static_page&quot;'>
<script type='text/javascript'>//<![CDATA[
function hideLightbox(){for(var a=document.getElementsByTagName("img"),b=0;b<a.length;++b)a[b].onmouseover=function(){var a=this.parentNode.innerHTML;this.parentNode.innerHTML=a,this.onmouseover=null}}$(document).ready(function(){var a=200,b=170,c="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7Ie-cUwxWB4/U2KIRWgvpNI/AAAAAAAAIfU/Mj6qpg5S2fk/w500-h330-c/no-thumb.png",d=1;$(".post-body").each(function(e,f){var f=$(f),g=$(f).find("img").first(),h=f.parent().find("h3 a"),i=h.attr("href"),j=h.text();if($(h).remove(),f.empty(),g.attr("src")){var k=g.attr("height"),l=g.attr("width"),m=$(g).parent();if(f.append(m),d)g.attr({src:g.attr("src").replace(/s\B\d{3,4}/,"w500-h330-c")}),g.removeAttr("width").removeAttr("height");else{g.attr({src:g.attr("src").replace(/s\B\d{3,4}/,"s"+a)}),g.removeAttr("width");var n=(k/l*a).toFixed(0);g.attr("height",n)}}else var g=$("<img>").attr("src",c),m=$("<a>").append(g).appendTo(f);m.attr("href",i).css("clear","none").css("margin-left","0").css("margin-right","0").addClass("postThumbnail");var o=$("<div>").prepend(j).css("opacity","0.9").css("filter","alpha(opacity=0.9)").appendTo(m);o.height();o.css("margin-top","-28px"),f.css("height",b).css("overflow","hidden")}),$("#blog-pager").css("clear","both")}),window.addEventListener?window.addEventListener("load",hideLightbox,void 0):window.attachEvent("onload",hideLightbox);
//]]>
</script>
<style type='text/css'>
.post {
width:31.3%;
float:left;
display:inline-block;
border-bottom: medium none;
margin: 0 1% 2%;
padding-bottom: 0;
}
h2.date-header,.post-footer {
display: none;
}
h3.post-title, .comments h4,.post-header{margin:0;}
.postThumbnail:hover {text-decoration:none;}
a.postThumbnail div {
text-decoration: none;
color: #fff;
padding:0 5px;
height:24px;
font:bold 12px/25px &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,Trebuchet,Verdana,sans-serif;
text-transform: capitalize;
background: rgb(125,126,125);
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top,  rgba(125,126,125,1) 0%, rgba(14,14,14,1) 100%);
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%,rgba(125,126,125,1)), color-stop(100%,rgba(14,14,14,1)));
background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top,  rgba(125,126,125,1) 0%,rgba(14,14,14,1) 100%);
background: -o-linear-gradient(top,  rgba(125,126,125,1) 0%,rgba(14,14,14,1) 100%);
background: -ms-linear-gradient(top,  rgba(125,126,125,1) 0%,rgba(14,14,14,1) 100%);
background: linear-gradient(to bottom,  rgba(125,126,125,1) 0%,rgba(14,14,14,1) 100%);
filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=&#39;#7d7e7d&#39;,endColorstr=&#39;#0e0e0e&#39;,GradientType=0 );
}
.postThumbnail{width:100%;}
.postThumbnail:hover div {
display: block;
}
.postThumbnail img {
width:100%;
background-color: transparent;
border: medium none;
padding: 0px;
-webkit-border-radius: 12px;
-moz-border-radius: 12px;
border-radius: 12px;
transition: opacity .25s ease-in-out;
-moz-transition: opacity .25s ease-in-out;
-webkit-transition: opacity .25s ease-in-out;
}
.postThumbnail img:hover {
-ms-filter: &quot;progid: DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(Opacity=70)&quot;;
filter: alpha(opacity=70);
-moz-opacity: 0.7;
-khtml-opacity: 0.7;
opacity: 0.7;
}
</style>
</b:if></b:if>
Note: If there's too much space below the posts, modify the 170 height value.

Step 5. Click on the "Save template" button to save the changes and View your blog. Now you should have a nice grid view on your Blogger posts. Enjoy!

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