I was taking a look at the CSS edit feature at WordPress. Maybe I got it wrong, but it doesn’t really give us a whole lot of functionality. Plus, I would never pay money for it when someone else (Read: Google) lets me do it for FREE. So I reverted back to Blogger and decided to give it a minitest. Fortunately, Google has given me the privileges to switch to the New Blogger. Earlier, I used to have a blog there. Since I have deleted it, I had to make a new one now, which didn’t take more than 30 seconds I would say!
Anyway, Blogger has really improved. I am not really a very big Google fan. But I have to give them this! Gone are the earlier days when you have to manually type in every piece of link and other codes in the HTML template of the blog if you havd to make any kind of additions. They have now introduced cool tabs that do everything for you! Take a look:
So, even if you want to add any third party application or any piece of text -Just anything at all- choose the appropriate page element and let Blogger do everything for you. Adding everything in this new format is so much fun. I changed to WordPress mainly because I didn’t like going through the HTML code everytime I wanted to make any change. This new thing is so freaking awesome that I might just switch to Blogger, or at least, have another blog there.
Another cool feature is the drag and drop thing that we already have at WordPress. But this one is more flexible. You can decide precisely what goes where. Just drag and drop it! That’s it.
I decided to give you a snapshot of the first page of my blog. As you can see, it’s pretty new. I haven’t done anything there. I am still getting a feel of the new found freedom 🙂 See, there are small tabs in each section which will let you edit it at a single click.
So, is anybody convinced?! Oh, another thing. You can find truckloads of Blogger Themes at Blogskins for your blog. There are many other sites out there…search for yourself. But this one is the best. Add your own Shoutbox to let your friends leave you a message (that is, if they don’t have anything to comment upon). You can easily get a Shoutbox from various third party websites. There are lots of other things that you can add. If I go into that, this post will become pretty long. Probably I will write about it the next time.
Do let me know if any of you guys have tried out the new stuff and your general views about it.