Wednesday, September 01, 2004
What I find confusing as I learn to use these systems is the different strategies for editing. With Blogger, WordPress, LiveJournal, and TypePad (the hosted version of Movable Type), you edit the blog in a different URL from the URL where you view it. I find myself using tabs in Mozilla to move back and forth between the editing window and the "public face" of the blog. The wikis I use both edit in the same window where they are created, which makes that an easier interface. But as I discussed with Joanne last night, we both find seedwiki's user interface to be more difficult. That is why I want to try swiki. The one advantage that LiveJournal has is the availability of client programs to make entries without using a browser, or being online. I downloaded xjournal for Macintosh OS X. I also see that there is client software for my Palm, that also interfaces with most of the blogs I currently use. I may spend the $10 to see if that can make a difference, especially when I am away from my computer (which is hardly ever!).
Not to put too fine a point on it, but if you're an Apple person, which you seem to be, you are wasting your time. Apple is building Blojsom into Tiger server. Spend your time on that and perhaps ecto as a client.
btw, I don't have anything to do with either of those projects.
Now I am trying my first Manilla hosted site for our school and it is proving more complicated that I imagined. Our next step later this year is eportfolios... thus my visit to your site : )
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