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I've created this cool Post-It Note effect for the Activity Feed, and thought I would share it here with you.

This effect is NOT recommended for anyone that is using a thin column for their activity Feed. Be sure to install it if you are using a WIDE column layout and your Activity Feed is running in that wide column.

Also, I designed this effect to work with "some" of the posts, not all. As you can see from the pictures of my network below, I am using Thought Bubbles for "Status updates," and some posts come across with a Post-it note.

*Caution* if you already have done some styling to your activity feed, this code my over ride or interfere with that. Be sure to back up your Advanced CSS first, before trying to implement this.

There is the Post-it Note... it is actually animated and will appear to LIFT UPWARD on a mouse over hover. It will also keep any links in the feed and appear on the note.  I've set it to NOT OVERFLOW so big long titles to photos and blogs, could get cut off... which, I think is a good thing... looks more cleaner and will also inspire users to post NICER and NEATER and MORE DESCRIPTIVE titles and description on their content.


I borrowed the Push Pin Sprite from Jen's Social
You will need to upload the Push pin sprite into your website via a blog, or file manager.

FYI: My Avatars rotate when moused over, that is why it appears to do so in this screen shot - it is NOT part of the post-it note effect.  I enjoy stylizing with CSS, and have made many custom tweaks using tips I learned and expanded upon, right here on NING Creators, and Jensocial.com

I hope you like,
Enjoy!

Step 1: Upload Push Pin Sprite to your site, via a Blog or File manager.


Push Pin File: (pushpin_magenta.png)

Step 2: Paste the following CSS into your Advanced CSS section.

/* -- START - CHLOE'S POST-IT NOTE - ACTIVITY FEED -- */

.feed-story-title {
background:url(PASTE URL LINK TO PUSH PIN CODE HERE) no-repeat!important;}


.feed-story-title {
          background-color: #f3f7ca !important;
        -moz-box-shadow: 1px 3px 10px -4px #4a4a2f;
        -webkit-box-shadow: 1px 3px 10px -4px #4a4a2f;
           box-shadow: 1px 3px 10px -4px #4a4a2f;
          padding: 15px;
          margin-right: 10px !important;
          height: 80px;
          width: 120px;
          overflow:hidden;
          position: relative;
          float: LEFT;
          border-bottom: solid 1px #4a4a2f;
          font-size:11px;
          text-align: center;
        -webkit-transform: rotate(3deg);
        -moz-transform: rotate(3deg);
        -o-transform: rotate(3deg);
        -ms-transform: rotate(3deg);

}

.feed-story-title:HOVER {
        -moz-box-shadow: 1px 10px 4px -2px #4a4a2f;
        -webkit-box-shadow: 1px 10px 4px -2px #4a4a2f;
          box-shadow: 1px 10px 4px -2px #4a4a2f;
          margin-bottom: 5px !important;
          height: 75px;
          border-bottom: solid 1px #000000;
        -moz-transition:all .3s ease-out; /* Firefox 4 */
        -webkit-transition:all .3s ease-out; /* Safari and Chrome */
        -o-transition:all .3s ease-out; /* Opera */
}

/* -- END - CHLOE'S POST-IT NOTE - ACTIVITY FEED -- */

My site is a private site, so I can't post a link to it, but here is what it looks like running the Activity feed in the center column.

I hope this works for you!!!

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  • Good stuff.

    One note - you should be able to leave out anything from .feed-story-title:HOVER that you doesn't change from .feed-story-title, as the hover pseudo class inherits them from the original class styles. The only styles you have to declare for hover are the ones different from the original:

    .feed-story-title:HOVER {
    -moz-box-shadow: 1px 10px 4px -2px #4a4a2f;
    -webkit-box-shadow: 1px 10px 4px -2px #4a4a2f;
    box-shadow: 1px 10px 4px -2px #4a4a2f;
    height: 75px;
    border-bottom: solid 1px #000000;
    -moz-transition:all .3s ease-out; /* Firefox 4 */
    -webkit-transition:all .3s ease-out; /* Safari and Chrome */
    -o-transition:all .3s ease-out; /* Opera */
    }
    • *blushes*

      Yeah... I've gotten a bit lazy doing that, because I use an external CSS Sheet to load most of my css effects that are not higher priority.

      Removing the redundant lines is an excellent tip.



      However,

      Your updated code for the hover over portion left one critical line out:

      margin-bottom: 5px !important;

      The full code should look like this:


      /* -- START - CHOLE'S POST-IT NOTE - ACTIVITY FEED -- */

      .feed-story-title {
      background:url(PASTE URL LINK TO PUSH PIN CODE HERE) no-repeat!important;}


      .feed-story-title {
                background-color: #f3f7ca !important;
              -moz-box-shadow: 1px 3px 10px -4px #4a4a2f;
              -webkit-box-shadow: 1px 3px 10px -4px #4a4a2f;
                 box-shadow: 1px 3px 10px -4px #4a4a2f;
                padding: 15px;
                margin-right: 10px !important;
                height: 80px;
                width: 120px;
                overflow:hidden;
                position: relative;
                float: LEFT;
                border-bottom: solid 1px #4a4a2f;
                font-size:11px;
                text-align: center;
              -webkit-transform: rotate(3deg);
              -moz-transform: rotate(3deg);
              -o-transform: rotate(3deg);
      }

      .feed-story-title:HOVER {
              -moz-box-shadow: 1px 10px 4px -2px #4a4a2f;
              -webkit-box-shadow: 1px 10px 4px -2px #4a4a2f;
                box-shadow: 1px 10px 4px -2px #4a4a2f;
                margin-bottom: 5px !important;
                height: 75px;
                border-bottom: solid 1px #000000;
              -moz-transition:all .3s ease-out; /* Firefox 4 */
              -webkit-transition:all .3s ease-out; /* Safari and Chrome */
              -o-transition:all .3s ease-out; /* Opera */
      }

      /* -- END - CHOLE'S POST-IT NOTE - ACTIVITY FEED -- */


  • nice

  • NC for Hire
    Nice tip
    Sp
    • Thank you SweetPotato :)

  • NC for Hire
    nice one!
    • Glad you liked, thanks!

  • NC for Hire
    nice one!
  • Rats.  I was all excited but I'm using the modified Activity feed which includes Social feeds from Ning labs [beta] and it must be conflicting.  Doesn't work.  Oh well, thank you for sharing with everyone though!  Cool look

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