09 May 2005

This site wins my personal design award today

NOW that I've had a blog for a few days, here's what I am impressed with: The concept of blogger.com. I have the Dashboard page bookmarked (and a dashboard is indeed a good analogy; at the terminal people often say, "May I drive?"). I can always edit or view my blog from the Dashboard. It's intuitive and fairly simple where it needs to be. The interface is transparent and familiar: I feel as if I'm writing e-mails to myself.

What I don't like: After I realized a list of links weren't included in the standard template I had chosen, I found it more difficult than I would like to admit to find the location where I needed to copy blogger.com's boilerplate list of links into the HTML code. It would be much friendlier to include a template-editing command panel that allows users to insert new sections from the Dashboard. I really don't want to have to pull the car over to the side of the road to get the tools out of the trunk to do that sort of thing if I don't have to.

What are you up to today?


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