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Blogging from the Browser

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This is the first try at another way of getting info into a blog – through browser plugin. I like the concept which is to be able to pull up a blog entry window whenever you see somthing you want to write about. I want to avoid becomming just a so and so said blog, but do need an easy way to bring in quotes and references.

I’m using Performancing, a plugin for Firefox. Here’s the features they like to highlight:

  • Full WYSIWYG and source editing
  • Save as Notes
  • Add all your various blog accounts
  • Technorati Support
  • Delicious integration
  • Trackback support
  • Draft support
  • Ping support
  • Image upload and FTP
  • Metrics stats

I’m really surprised that something built to be used from a browse doesn’t add much to it being there. For example, I copied the above list from the active window. I would have liked to have seen blockquote tags, but they’re not there. If you highlight the list in the editor and click the quote button, you still don’t get what you want. It places the opening and closing tags at the cursor insertion point not around highlighted text. Another odity is that there is no good way to add a link to the current website. Dragging the link into the editor does nothing. If you click the link button, the address is not prepopulated. In fact, you’ll have to remember to copy the url before clicking the button, as a popup window comes up and you won’t be able to copy from the browser while it is open.

Stopping testing now. 3 strikes and you’re out. Third strike you ask? You don’t know me very well.

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Written by oban89

February 28, 2007 at 3:08

Posted in Uncategorized

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