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Still digging Windows Live Writer

August 14, 2006

As I mentioned last night, Windows Live Writer is a sweet little application.  There are some great screenshots of the tool in action here and here, and one feature that really caught my eye was the ability to put in categories and other details in a pane at the bottom of the page, and select categories in the upper-right portion of the window (above the sidebar).  I don’t see that, and I’m guessing that’s because I’m using Blogger.

I’ve seen a lot out there about WordPress.  I’ve tried MSN Spaces.  Then there’s Movable Type, TypePad, etc.  I’d like something flexible, free, and a package I can continue using my own domain name for.  It seems maybe I’m outgrowing Blogger?

What do you guys think?  Any recommendations?  There are a lot of great themes for WordPress so I’m leaning that direction.  Just stumbled across a comparison table of features for the major players … will have to dive in.

OH – check the comments from my post last night and you’ll see Joe Cheng replied to my post this morning.  SWEET!  Glad to be in the feedback loop Joe.  I linked to his blog and noticed he and his wife dig the Nikon DSLR cameras.  Alicea and I are thinking about getting a DSLR too.  I love the online community!  Subscribed!

Joe I’ve got another bit of feedback for you:  Why can’t I select text in the title space of the blog with my mouse?  This is in the Web Layout view.  I have to use the shift key and arrows.  Seems like a bug to me.  It works, btw, in Normal view.  I’d also like to CTRL+ENTER to post just like I can in Outlook (to send).

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  1. Joe Cheng
    August 15, 2006 at 12:32 am

    It is indeed a bug. The HTML editing control we’re using is very powerful and customizable but it’s hard to get the editing experience perfect. If you’ve used other WYSIWYG HTML editors before, chances are you’ve noticed they each have their own set of quirks. Right now we definitely have ours. 🙂

    If price is an issue for you, get the Nikon D50 and don’t look back–it’s just lovely!

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