Saturday, June 6, 2020

Spaced Out


Did you Blogger users notice it had a new interface to use?
Seriously, it was bad enough that it replaces all the words—stuff like “New Post”—with symbols—a giant +, like it’s so obvious that means the same thing. Heaven forbid we use words to name things, like they were invented for!

But the giant spaces it adds between lines are intolerable! The gaps are HUGE! Like, borderline unreadable. And there was no way to fix it (these huge gaps were there when you used single spacing, go to double space and it was even more insane). I had to switch back to even write my posts. Ugh. What the hell were they thinking?

8 comments:

  1. I haven't even tried the new interface. I won't now!

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  2. They were thinking, "Let's fix something that's not broken."

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  3. I think it's an online mantra: If it's not broke, let's break it.

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  4. I was prompted to check the new interface more than a month ago. I usually fall for such prompts. And here too. I think they have been rolling this out in phases. Not sure if all bloggers have now got it.

    Initially it wasn't good, but they have fixed a number of issues. But many more remain.
    You are right, they shouldn't assume everyone would understand symbols and they should write them whereever they can.

    I don't know if you remember, long back, we could see at the bottom right, the number of words of the post as we type it out. I don't know whose idea it was, during one those upgrades, they removed it. I have been writing to them bring that back. They haven't done that still.

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  5. Thanks for the warning. I haven't tried it yet. Now I won't.

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  6. Yeah, I don't like it. I can't find the emojis. And they hid things that were up on the top before. But I didn't know you could switch it back. I've just been suffering through.

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