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Is Chrome soon the only browser supported by Google tools?

Nov 7th, 2011 | By
Is Chrome soon the only browser supported by Google tools?

A few weeks ago, I complained that the new Google’s Blogger dashboard no longer supported Safari. Instead Google encouraged people to switch to Chrome, Google’s own browser. I predicted that it would not stop there, knowing Google’s tendency to monopolize the web world.



Google moving towards a monopoly?

Sep 24th, 2011 | By
Google moving towards a monopoly?

A few weeks ago, I reported on the new Blogger user interface, a definitive step forward. But now, Google takes a couple of steps back in my esteem. I just downloaded the newest version of Opera, one of the browsers I use for web development. And guess what? When using Blogger with Opera, an error (…)

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Blogger: New user interface and mobile themes

Sep 6th, 2011 | By
Blogger: New user interface and mobile themes

Well, Blogger catches on! They just announced a brand new user interface. The last significant upgrade of Blogger was way back in 2007. Even though they added a new template designer and added a new preview function just one year ago, the basic user interface remained unchanged and archaic. Not so with the latest changes. (…)

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Blogger suffers from Friday the 13th Syndrome

May 13th, 2011 | By
Blogger suffers from Friday the 13th Syndrome

Blogger suffers from the “Friday the 13th”-syndrome. Actually, yesterday it suffered from “Thursday the 12th”-syndrome. It seems Blogger is read-only for the moment. No logging in, and no posting possible. Oh well… Update: At least, this time, Blogger updated its status blog: To get Blogger back to normal, all posts since 7:37am PDT on Weds, (…)

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BlogTips Tutorial:
How to select your blog platform

Mar 25th, 2011 | By
BlogTips Tutorial:<br />How to select your blog platform

Alright! You recognized your organisation can benefit from a blog and you know what you will blog about. But… which “software” should you use to blog? From the many different blogplatforms on the market, which suits your needs? In this tutorial, I explain the questions you need to ask yourself, the basic choices you will (…)

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How to block indexing of Blogger archive pages

Jan 9th, 2011 | By
How to block indexing of Blogger archive pages

Here is a quiz question for you: What is the difference between the top and the bottom Google search result of the one and the same Blogger hosted blog? Answer: The top is the actual post, while the bottom is the monthly archive page. It seems by default, Blogger will allow the Google crawler index (…)

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Blogger now features a true preview

Jun 13th, 2010 | By
Blogger now features a true preview

For years, bloggers cursed the lack of a real preview function in Blogger, one of the most popular blog platforms. After you wrote a blogpost, the ‘old’ preview button used to bring up a pop-up screen which gave a ‘kinda’ preview of your post, which did not take into account most styling options you had (…)

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Blogger now features a template designer

Jun 11th, 2010 | By
Blogger now features a template designer

Last night, Blogger announced their online template designer.



Automatic mobile themes for your blogs

Jun 6th, 2010 | By
Automatic mobile themes for your blogs

More and more people browse blogs from their mobile devices. While you can view any website from your iPhone or Blackberry, the pages will appear with a very small font, and the whole thing will look very cramped, unless if the website supports a mobile theme. Only then, the site will appear suitable for easy (…)

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Selfhosting or not: Hackers

May 5th, 2010 | By
Selfhosting or not: Hackers

In a previous post, part of a series about selecting the right blog platform, I urged you to think if you want to selfhost your blog or not. I revisited the subject, stressing the fact that when you choose for selfhosting, you should be aware of the many things bloghosting platforms like Blogger would do (…)

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Selecting a blog platform – Part 1: A critical choice

Sep 2nd, 2009 | By
Selecting a blog platform – Part 1: A critical choice

Alright! You recognized your organisation can benefit from a blog and you know what you will blog about. The next step is critical: Choosing your blog platform, the “software” to edit, publish and host your blog. Choosing the right blog platform is critical. You might set out as “let me give this a decent try”, (…)

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