Welcome to The Real Blogger Status - Beta. Please note the warnings (as of 6/13: 0 active), and the alerts (as of 1/10/2007: 5 active).

Please be aware of the naming variances in this blog. You will find various references to "Classic" / "Old Template 2006" Blogger, and to "Beta" / "New Template 2006" Blogger.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

First Impressions

It took less than a day - and I am seriously hooked.

Between the edit on the fly, the improved Compose mode in blog edit, the ability to make blog layout changes without having to edit the template, and the ability to shift between

  • Blog viewing
  • Blog selection (Dashboard view)
  • Blog editing (Customise view)
without effort, I'm seriously in danger of forgetting HTML coding.

And, as I said in the above article
How many folks are going to be asking
How do I hide the Navbar?
now? Not me, anyway.
I just made a pair of forward - backward links.
  • Typed the above text.
  • Went to Customize - Dashboard, selected the other blog Googolians - The Blog.
  • Found the post of interest.
  • Copied the permalink for the post.
  • Came back here.
  • Added the link to the text above.
  • Published it.
  • Went to View mode in this blog.
  • Copied the permalink for this post
  • Followed the link just added.
  • Went to View mode in the other blog.
  • Went to Update mode in that blog.
  • Added the link to this post.
  • Published that.
  • Back to this blog, and to View mode.
  • Tested the forward and backwards links. Guess what? They work.
It took me longer to type this list (and to edit it with the right details), than to do the work described.


Okok said...

And how many times have you changed the background and various texts colours?

God, I was playing around with my Beta Test blog for ages auntil I left it quite similar to my main Alfa one, eyes crying after a vicious orange/green/pink combination!!!

Chuck said...

Yeah, I have made some nasty combos too. As I have under Alpha.

But under Beta, you can see, and change, the messes you make in seconds - just edit, save, and view blog.

Under Alpha, you'd have to edit the template, save the edited template, then republish the blog. All separate steps, and never sure if any one step would return an error.