Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Blogger Beta

Following Moog's comment about blogger beta i have now discovered I can switch to beta and i have, hence many of my links have gone astray and the scheme for my blog has changed. This was not unexpected and i saved all of the links i wanted to keep in another file for cutting and pasting later.

Beta looks and feels great, it is easy to use, more intuitive, more variety - unfortunately i still can't manage to add two sidebars (one on each side) as none of the available templates support it and i don't know enough to do that myself. Unfortunately, despite having put all of my links in again, played with colour scheme and generally got the blog feeling like i wanted to none of it will save - i have tried a number of times, i have logged out and in again, i have taken out some of the changes and left others, then tried taking out most of them, then just changed the font and absolutely nothing happens to the blog itself - the preview comes out looking just as it should, but nothing will save.

So, for those of you who like to have a look at any of the blog directories, technorati, even nosey around my site statistics via sitemeter it is all on hold until blogger beta decides to work. Also the links to the few books i am reading, or books i've recommended like 'the Art of God' are all awol for the time being.

You'll see if anything changes! If you're reading this then at least i can still post!

5 comments:

Jeremy said...

Quite like the new style ... must investigate it for my own blog ... though I don't appear to have been offered the switch. You could use this moment as a chance to spell 'gorgeous' in a more traditional way (though I have been struck by Crystal's new critique of Truss's linguistic fascism ... see www.nouslife.blogspot.com .

Alastair said...

after two years i never noticed that spelling mistake!

Jessica said...

Well it is only in Beta...

Alastair said...

Absolutely, very good stuff for a beta, really, didn't want to seem like i was moaning too much - i have managed to make it all work by using firefox, so it seems that it was an IE6 issue, though i have no idea why. I just happened to be using IE6 at the time, which is unusual.

prying1 said...

came by through a comment link you left at another blog.

I switched to Beta and find I have a couple problems with adding links and sometimes cannot leave comments on blogs that have not upgraded.

All in all I like it but have yet to customize my blog.

Maybe if I stay up till midnight and do nothing else...

Can't do that - Church tomorrow. - Hate to fall asleep during the sermon...

Firefox is the best!