Friday, May 21, 2010

New layout - does it work for you?

Check out this new layout. Pretty snazzy, eh?

It's all part of the new Blogger "Blogger in draft template designer." (Hey, RRC CreComm instructor Melanie Lee Lockhart has a new template too!)

The 15 new templates look more "websitey," and have more layout and background options. Yay.

However, Blogger still isn't perfect.

What's still missing on Blogger:
  • A print gadget that allows people to print individual blog posts. I've tried adding every widget, gadget, and gidget on the Web - not a single one works with any degree of reliability.
  • Autoformatting for mobile devices for people who read your blog on them. There are more and more of 'em all the time. Right now, I use an RSS reader app. But how hard would it be to include a "format for mobile devices" switch in "Settings?"
  • An easier way for readers to leave comments. WordPress blogs have way more comments, because it's way easier to leave them. Do I really need to log in and be subjected to the greatest online time-waster ever: the reCAPTCHA squiggly word?
C'mon Blogger...you can do it!

7 comments:

  1. Or you could move over to wordpress and open your eyes to a whole new world of open source blogging! Now might be a good time to get yourself a domain and dedicated host so you can see the spectrum of word press themes and plugins available!

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  2. I've been looking at WordPress all morning - you're right: it's pretty great.

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  3. wordpress version 3 is about to come out and its new features are awesome. I've been beta testing it for a while now.

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  4. It's enough to make me start blogging!

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  5. Yes to Wordpress. Much more powerful.

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