[lit-ideas] Re: Blogging

  • From: carol kirschenbaum <carolkir@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 17:55:18 -0700

This post is precisely why I don't blog. Although the tech stuff here is
probably quite helpful to some, it turns me off in a way that performing
statistical computations can only approach. Nowadays, speaking one's mind
entails coding. Oh yuck.


On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 5:44 PM, Thomas Hart <tehart@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> The problem with things like Blogger, Wordpress, Sandvox, and iWeb is that
> they use tricks behind the scenes to make it easy to insert video,
> pictures, etc. However, and this is a biggie, they generate code that
> you're not responsible for, at least in the sense that you didn't write it
> directly. So if one of the programs is discontinued, as iWeb will be at
> some point in the furure, you're sort of stuck with trying to redo the web
> site. Plus, as far as I know, they generate HTML 4.0 code, and the web is
> moving to HTML 5.0. 5 is easier to use, and to control. For example, in 5
> you can create a piece that will hide/reveal graphics, text, etc:
> <details>
> <summary> This is a big list of all movies with Mickey Rooney</summary>
> List of all movies with Mickey Rooney
> </details>
> When that code is viewed in a capable browser (Safari 5.2, 6.0, Chrome,
> but not Firefox), you can click on the text in the summary and see all
> movies with Mickey Rooney in a nice list. In other browsers, it will just
> display as a list.
> To achieve the same thing in HTML 4.0 requires writing a Javascript
> routine.
> With the shutdown of MobileMe I've had to move some 400 posts from there
> to my home server, and I converted from iWeb to strict HTML 5.0 and CSS3.
> I can send any interested party a copy of the stylesheet, and template
> that I'm using.
> "All women are created equal.
> Then some become Marines"
> Katy Perry video for "Part of me"
> Thomas Hart
> tehart@xxxxxxx
> On Jul 15, 2012, at 11:16 AM, Julie Krueger wrote:
> Anyone have an informed preference for Blogger versus WordPress?  Trying
> to do something that makes more sense than flipping a coin, here...
> Julie Krueger

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