Monday, November 13, 2006

Google Docs & Spreadsheets


Well I'm one for trying out new things...especially new "techy" things. But I've really dragged my butt changing to the new template in Blogger, I have switched over to the new beta version of blogger, just haven't changed my template, although I did change it once but quickly changed it back after it stripped most of my sidebar items back to default. The thought of all that work redoing everything, ugh! Yesterday I set up a new blog for my sister; Biffy's Bits and was able to play around with the new template. I love the ease of using it, simply drag & drop, and click individual items to edit but I think I need to "play" a bit more. One of my biggest pet peeves about Blogspot is the limited space in posting as well as a pain in the butt posting pictures (I switched to FireFox and that helped a great deal). But after you get the pictures posted it's nasty to move them just where you want them. Soooo...I'm, at this very moment, using "Google Docs & Spreadsheets " to type up this post, it's web based so nothing to download. Everything seems to be great! Large posting area, spell check, a filled toolbar and a "publish" tab, I guess if, when, and what this post looks like when I hit publish will be the tell-all :) Heck I think I'll even throw in a picture just for good measure and move it around a bit :)Update: It works! And it works really good! Even the editing capabilities are awesome...I'm hooked...well at least until the next "new" thing comes my way :)

6 comments:

Shari da loop said...

you should really consider switching over to beta blogger if you havent already. the pictures work much much better with the beta!

Kansas A. said...

Hi Shari, I've already switched to beta but I haven't yet changed my template...I don't like that it basically resets my sidebar back to default.

Shari da loop said...

lol.. sorry i just realized that you said right at the beginning of your post that you switched. doh!

I have played around with a few of their templates, to customize them and make them more mine, but I am still learning, so for now I am just using theirs.

Kansas A. said...

That's okay Shari. I changed the paragraph because it wasn't that clear. I'm probably going to have to switch eventually so I should just do it now before it "has" to happen :)

Nancy said...

As usual, I'm slow but I get there eventually. Per our phone conversation, I tried the name I said I'd thought of, randombugbytes, and got it before someone else did. I am sure I won't be as prolific as you, but I did it. Amber made the cute ladybug picture just for me.

Nancy said...

I got the picture thing to work--thanks again to my Technical Advisor!