Blogger Beta Offers HTML Editing
But will the Effort be Worth It?
Blogger Beta has been listening to the Bloke’s whining and they are now offering the ability to edit the template HTML. But there is a downside:
One quick warning before you all dive in, though: The new template language is completely different from the old one. So even if you’re used to working with classic templates, you’ll need to learn some new tricks to directly edit the new templates for Layouts-enabled blogs. We’ve got some starter documentation on it, with more to come later. Personally, I recommend making a test blog to experiment on while you learn how it all works.
Apparently they have rewritten the code and there will be a whole new learning curve. Wonderful (did you notice the tongue in my cheek)!
I’m torn between if it is worth spending the time to re-learn Blogger Beta or to just move over to Wordpress. It’s too bad that Wordpress.com doesn’t offer HTML editing with their free hosting option, otherwise I would recommend it in a heartbeat.
To their credit they are offering a custom CSS option but that doesn’t help someone who doesn’t want to use a canned template. Are you guys listening over there? Let’s get with the program eh!
You can read more about the Blogger Beta changes at Blogger Buzz.
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