Saturday, June 1, 2013


I've had a lot of experience with different content management systems, the one I'd used the longest before switching to Blogger being Wordpress.  Or is that WordPress?  The one you actually have to set up a server and install yourself, not the easier subscription one.

Anyway, one of the problems with Wordpress was the glut of solutions for any problem, and the successive problems those solutions would cause.  I wish Blogger allowed for a lot more customization, but at least I don't have to worry about plugin compatibility, or my web site suddenly being replaced with a blank page.

I save money on hosting costs and I save time on the lack of fiddling.  Just the same, I feel like Blogger could allow for a little extra customization.

Firstly, I wish I could change the author of a post.  It's really easy in Wordpress, and really hard in Blogger (the easiest way I've found is to export the article and re-import it as the user you want it to be posted under).  I have a few Google accounts and have them all tied to my blogs for various reasons, but the result is I inadvertently end up posting under the wrong account every now and then.

My biggest problem at the moment is the image insert.  You have five size options for inserting an image.  Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and Original Size.  Large is too small, and X-Large is too large--the image bleeds over into the sidebar.

Why doesn't Blogger have a fit to pane option?  Hmm?  It knows the width of my column, why doesn't it scale images to use all the space it can without breaking the template?  Doesn't that make sense?

Doesn't it?