Saturday, September 6, 2008
I love Apple Computer. I've worked on their Macintosh computers since the late '80s. In my book, they can do no wrong. Until now.
Their blogging/website software, iWeb, is, in concept, great. In practicality, the blogging software has a ways to go before it is compatible with the way the blogging world spins.
That being said, I've switched from iWeb to Blogger with my blog. I will miss the ease of working with images and type. I'll miss the on-the-fly photo editing, I'll miss the drag & drop photo compatibility with iPhoto. I'll miss, most of all, the design flexibility (me being a designer!). My company website (JCharlier.com) is still up on iWeb.
What I gain is cross-platform compatibility. I'll gain the ability to actually show up in RSS feeds. The site will be quicker to load. I'll be able to post remotely. Readers will have less problems viewing the site and it'll be more consistent across browser platforms. In short, it's better for everyone that reads it. Both of you.
Yes. That's my home office workstation above (minus the stack of business cards Post-It notes and other assorted office detritus), with a photo of my back yard on the screen. Usually I'm torn each day to either be in front of the screen or IN the backyard. But without time in front of the sreen, I'd have no backyard!