[lit-ideas] Re: Blogging

  • From: Thomas Hart <tehart@xxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 21:12:05 -0400

Writing requires the manipulation of semantic elements, including coding 
elements for breath pauses that can affect perceived meaning. The difference 
between a comma and a semi-colon was fought over, I've read, at the 
Constitutional convention.

It is not necessary to be a master, but you should at least have some 

Insects are specialized, and look where they are. Specialists are by definition 

"All women are created equal.
Then some become Marines"

Katy Perry video for "Part of me"

Thomas Hart

On Jul 15, 2012, at 8:55 PM, carol kirschenbaum wrote:

> 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.
> ck
> 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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