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edesignuk
Jan 12, 2003, 08:27 PM
Just found this great little OS X app. If you have a blog at blogger.com then you can post directly to it from this neat little app, it's great! It makes posting your most recent thoughts an absolute breeze & is much quicker than going via the website, although if you want to change any of your blogs settings you will still have to use bloggers web interface.

Website (http://www.webentourage.com/blogapp.php)
Download (151kb) (http://www.webentourage.com/downloads/blogapp.dmg.tgz)

Kid Red
Jan 12, 2003, 11:25 PM
WTF is a blog? I've seen it like 7 times in the past 3 days.

asparagui
Jan 12, 2003, 11:38 PM
a weblog. an online diary/website.

mine: www.universe42.com

-Brett

Kid Red
Jan 12, 2003, 11:52 PM
So people just enter in personal events like a diary, post it on the net and other people read and enjoy them? Not sure I understand the phenomenon.

chewbaccapits
Jan 13, 2003, 01:56 PM
right...Don't understand it....How different is this from POSTING in a normal website?

ryan
Jan 13, 2003, 02:57 PM
It's not really all that different. The beauty of it, like these forums is that you're able to have a "presence" on the web/internet without having to know any thing about web servers, html, javascript, etc. As part of a contracting assignment a year or so back I was asked to setup a weblog server from Userland. Quite frankly their code is junk but it does make it easy for people to have their own website with a minimal amount of effort.

alset
Jan 14, 2003, 12:46 AM
Does this system support Flash? Is it strictly HTML?

Dan

davy the bunny
Jan 16, 2003, 11:05 AM
Just to throw a little competition in. . .

There's also Archipelago (http://archipelago.phrasewise.com/downloads) which I believe may do the same thing for free and so far in my experience it's pretty dependable.

Digidesign
Jan 16, 2003, 12:38 PM
Blogger.com

pros:
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1. easy to use
2. archives your entries
3. Lots of basic templates to choose from
4. Basic Blogger is FREE
5. Lot of people use it

cons:
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1. Security issues, giving them your FTP login/password for your site. Most people don't mind, some do.

2. For those who are HTML savvy, you can whip up a much better template for your entries than what Blogger generates. Because it's a loop generation, all entries are formatted in the same style, which is frustrating if you want more flexibility. I think Blogger Pro addresses this, but you pay for it.

3. The archive feature is hard to maneuver around. There is no search feature, and to find a particular blog can be painstaking since all you have to nav through are date ranges.

4. I don't think there are security features for your blog (i.e., password access). So, your blogs are viewable to all (I guess that's the point).

cgmpowers
Jan 16, 2003, 12:59 PM
I have had a blogger for six months and for the most part like it.

However, I agree that the archives are a pain in the butt but the rest of it works well for me.

Check mine out..

CGMP Blogger (http://www.cgmp.org/archives/index.html)

When you're finished, check out the rest of my website.

CGMP.org (http://www.cgmp.org)