Tuesday, May 29, 2012

blogger weirdness

Blogger (or Google, I guess) decided to change the back-end of the blog environment. In their infinite wisdom, they've made it more awkward and cumbersome. It now takes more effort—not less—for me to post. And I keep seeing weird spacing problems, layout issues, etc. Primarily due to, I believe, a new WYSIWIG editor. It does weird stuff at times. Way more BR codes than I'd like to see, behind the scenes. And then the editor wont let you delete them. Suddenly extra space where I don't want it. The handling of draft articles—mind-bogglingly frustrating. Image handling is very different. Closing without touching anything prompts to save changes; changing content and closing sometimes doesn't prompt or save!? Frames? Frames?! How 1990s!

Bear with me as I try to figure it out and adapt my workflow. One must not complain of their free blog service...

I'm not the only one. This person is struggling with the interface. This person intimated that if they have to learn a new interface, they might look at a different product. This person can't write in a fluid way anymore. And this person has been collecting other people's complaints.

If you see any really big problems, you'll let me know, right?

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