When your Category (Labels) list gets long in Blogger and takes up most of your sidebar, you may want to convert it to a dropdown box.  Believe it or not, this is much to do in Blogger than in Typepad.

 For Categories

    *  From the Dashboard, go to Layout.
    * Go to Edit HTML.
    * Find this line:

      <b:widget id='Label1' locked='false' title='Labels' type='Label'/>

    * Then replace with this code:

<b:widget id='Label1' locked='false' title='Categories' type='Label'>
<b:includable id='main'>
<b:if cond='data:title'>
<div class='widget-content'>

<select onchange='location=this.options[this.selectedIndex].value;' style='width:180px;'>
<option>Select a Category Here</option>
<b:loop values='data:labels' var='label'>
<option expr:value='data:label.url'><data:label.name/>

    * And Save
    * You're done.

 For Archives

    * From the Dashboard, go to Layout.
    * Then Page Elements.
    * Find the Archives gadget and click Edit.
    * There in the options, to the right of Style you can choose Dropdown Menu.
    * Save changes.

You're done.

Have fun!

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