Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Changes in Blogger?

The newest release of Blogger seems to incl. a commenting service, post pages (every post gets its own HTML page in the archive, with permalinks pointing to these pages, rather than the anchors on the same page).

My take on the features (from what I have seen):

* Comment blocking probably a blanket service. So you can't block a particular person from commenting. And I can't just understand this concept of "only members comment" feature.

* The link to the comments in each post is not visible in the main page, unless someone posts a comment. So the first person....blah blah blah blah blah....only with the first poster.

Rejoinder: Well, I muffed up the code on this one. I did not have all the lines of code that it required. Now it works perfect! And notice the nifty button that I have used to replace the script generated text link! I customised the button with this awesome interface to a cool button maker application!

* Titling of posts should be carefully done. Why can't just incl. another feature like "Page Title" or something that the user enters while posting (just like they incl. the title bar). That way user can decide how to name his pages and also do it in a concise manner.

* The archived post pages open on the same template that we use for the main page. So if your main template... blah blah blah blah blah......any of the trappings of the main page?

* The archived post pages have screwed up the archive scripts...... blah blah blah blah blah.... pull down menu or the calendar like links.

Rejoinder: Ok, I shot my mouth off. Blogger's Help Desk has finally compiled a comprehensive list of available template tags and explained them quite a bit on this page. For making your post pages load faster and make sure, use the conditiontal tags provided by Blogger. You can actually prevent javascript/images etc. which you need ONLY on your main page, from appearing on the Post Pages and the Archive Pages. Cool or what?

11 comments:

anantha said...
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anantha said...

Whatever!

Ramanand said...

Seems to be working now?

I don't like these comments making one sign-in etc...

anantha said...
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dev2r said...

It's the same password as your blogspot site, anyway. If you're on your home PC, it's already probably stored on your password list.

Nilu said...

Or on ur office PC!

Anonymous said...

No Superman, all 'additions' notwithstanding, I think Blogger is still a generation behind MT. What say?

hemanth said...

that last comment was actually mine. Blogger is getting on to my nerves now. I have to login to blogger to get my name on the comment *%&_((%(%&^*$$^
As if the GMAIL to Bloggers only policy wasn't raw enough they're really are getting me pissed off...
And yeah, just in case they block my name from the comment for quitting Blogger. This is hemanth.

anantha said...
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anantha said...

But Hemanth, for ppl like me who work from a public lab or something, installing a application like MT is a pain. So in that sense, any web based platform works wonders and Blogger seems to be the best bet in terms of adaptability.

dev2r said...

Yeah, I like to do my blog entries on the web. Maybe, if I get more traffic(unlikely), I might decide to go for MT or a hosted blog.

I hate the way blogger sets the radio button to anonymous even after you're signed in. Why would I want to post as anonymous after I done got signed on!!??