A New Look, New Back End for Metblogs

Yay! Metblogs has moved to a saner platform. No more excrrrrruuuuuciatinglllllyyyyyyyy sllooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwww postings, where waiting is the name of the game. No more having to wrap one’s brain around a post with html tags all over the place and trying to proof it before clicking “publish.” No more wrestling with the blooming images. We’ve entered the 21st century, and we have WYSIWYG!!!

Can you tell I’m not a code fan? And definitely not a Movable Type fan. Now when you leave a comment, you won’t have to go drink a cup of coffee then come back to see if it took. You get instant verification. Well, OK, not instant, but speaking relative to the old format, it’s pretty instant!

I hope you all like the new Metblogs look, even with its early-incarnation weirdness. I know I much prefer the new back end. And now with a friendlier blogging platform, I urge anyone who was thinking they may, just might, be able to blog for Toronto Metblogs if it wasn’t for such a convoluted platform, to step forward. You can now. It’s safe!

2 Comments so far

  1. arvin (tor_arvin) on March 5th, 2008 @ 8:38 pm

    Like everyone else in the Metblogs universe, I’m still getting used to the site. It’s not helping that I’ve a sucky connection right now because of ROGERS, but hey, shit happens. I hope this comment posts right ’cause Rogers is really starting to annoy me…


  2. talk talk talk (tor_pario) on March 5th, 2008 @ 8:44 pm

    Comment came through a-ok! Once you get a password to log in, it’s pretty simple to change your display name, add a photo, that sort of thing, and DEFINITELY easier and FASTER to write a post. A bad connection would make the whole changeover a pain, I can see. Rogers, ugh, my sympathies.



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