Blog Advice

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by mactastic, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. mactastic macrumors 68040

    mactastic

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    So I've got a question for some of the smart folks here. I'm looking for a blogging solution with some specific requirements.

    My wife uses a blog to post information for her students. Right now she's using iWeb '09, hosted on her MobileMe account, and overall it's a pretty crappy experience. So she's looking for a better solution.

    One problem is that she's using a Windows box at school, so she obviously isn't doing the iWeb thing there. That means that she's not able to post to her blog until she gets home. So, first thing is that the software be cross-platform. I would actually prefer that it be web-based, so that there aren't issues if she does decide to post from home.

    It also needs to be user-friendly. She's not the most technically inclined, and doesn't want to have to spend a ton of time learning new software. The iWeb level of interface is perfect for her skills.

    Other preferred characteristics:

    • Cheap or free.
      Can still be hosted on her MobileMe account.
      Flexible page layouts. Sometimes the posts are quite long, and iWeb has a nasty habit of putting footers in unfortunate locations from which I cannot find a way to remove them.
      Ability to post from iPhone?

    I've been looking at various options, but I just don't know enough about what's out there, and what's compatible with what.

    Thanks!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Abandon MobileMe altogether and use Wordpress.
     
  3. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. It ticks every one of your boxes except hosting at MobileMe.
     
  4. mactastic thread starter macrumors 68040

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    What are the hosting options? I use the other parts of MobileMe pretty regularly, so I'd prefer not to end up having to pay for another service.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can host it for free on wordpress.com . You lose some of the customization options, but if your wife isn't that tech-savvy she probably wouldn't miss them.
     
  6. mactastic thread starter macrumors 68040

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