[lit-ideas] Re: Blogging

  • From: carol kirschenbaum <carolkir@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 18:34:48 -0700

Old dog here. Tried learning new tricks. Didn't stick. It's true, I'm
probably an idiot.

ck

On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM, Thomas Hart <tehart@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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
> competence.
>
> Insects are specialized, and look where they are. Specialists are by
> definition idiots.
>
> "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 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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