Blogger.com touts today that "Beta is dead" and that the new version of Blogger gains its official version number today. If you're one of those out there who hasn't yet tried the new blogger (which I keep almost-referring-to as beta by sheer habit) then now is the time to make the transition. I've been using the new blogger platform for almost a month now and it's been pretty seamless for most. I'm one of those who hacks his template to pieces but I still have an increased functionality, better design, faster aesthetic fixes to my templates, and overall better performance than with the old blogger.
To read more about google's press release:
"The New Version of Blogger
The new version of Blogger in beta is dead!
Long live the new version of Blogger!
(P.S. The old version of Blogger is not dead, but it would like to retire for a little while... maybe go to Hawaii or play World of Warcraft all day? It begs you to let it play World of Warcraft all day.)
I am overjoyed to announce that today we have o’ficially graduated the new version of Blogger from “in beta” to “.” Why is this significant? Allow me to explain via analogy:
Battlestar Galactica with Lorne Greene : Battlestar Galactica with Edward James Olmos :: Old Blogger : New BloggerThe new version of Blogger is metaphorically bursting with features, from the big guns like drag-and-drop template editing and post labels (which are perfect, by the way, for indexing the 131 historical figures you may have written about), to little polishes like a better-designed Dashboard or that you no longer need to solve a word verification CAPTCHA to post a comment on your own blog." (read more)
New Blogger Under Fire:
The legal lexicon of blog users has brough the new blogger interface under fire this morning, so I thought I'd share their comments with you. I didn't particularly agree with their information myself; it seems like they havent' actually used the new blogger enough to know what they're talking about yet. You can read the article here: