2008/06/27

New Post Editor for Blogger in Draft

Another cool Blogger draft feature is the one I'm trying out right now, a new post editor.  This one is based on the same technology as Google Docs, meaning a smoother experience and faster iterations in the future.

For me personally, one particularly nice thing is to be able to 'fix' the compose settings so that the editor doesn't try to interpret <b>angle brackets</b> <entry>of any kind</entry> as active markup.  If you need to talk about XML and HTML, this is kinda important :).  This is available under "Post Options".

Inline comments for Blogger

We just released a bunch of updates for Blogger, including many draft features (see Update and Bug Fixes for June 26th). One draft feature which is particularly cool is inline comments. These will hopefully make it easier and faster to leave a comment. I've enabled it on this blog; there are a few usability issues remaining to be worked out but we're iterating on them as I type. Go Blogger team!

2008/06/24

Why My Blogging Has Been Even Lighter than Normal

The last few weeks, I've had a great new project to work on. Ryan's coming along just fine and is on track to meet his quarterly goals (mostly, eating and sleeping). Welcome Ryan!

Interactive API Samples for Blogger

Extremely cool, and shows off some of the basic Blogger APIs that are available (either via AtomPub or GDataJS). The samples run in your web page and you can edit them in-line to play with the Blogger APIs. Nice!