Testing the Performancing add-on blog editor

I am a novice blogger to say the least.  Most of the time I'm not sure what to talk about.  When I do, I fret about confidentiality, then probably get distracted and forget to post a blog entry. 

I have also had a serious challenge finding a blog client that I like.  I've tried BlogEd, Ecto, and now Performancing.  Ecto is OK, I think I lost interest when Sun changed to URL for the posts, and I didn't get the memo.  I wasn't really watching the mail alias for Sun bloggers, but I'm sure it was posted there at some point.  Oh well, I got through that one, and am now back in the game. 

Performancing seems to have all the major elements, but less of the fluffy stuff that ecto has (no music I'm listening to, etc.).  It's integrated into Firefox 2.0, so that's a nice convenience.  I guess I'm just going to try a few of the features here and see how well it works. 

The first thing I had to do was update to 3.5.  The earlier release had some problems with backspacing in the editor window.  This appears to be fixed.

Bold, Italic, Underline, strikethru

Well, those things seem to work, but you can't see which ones are activated in the toolbar (no depth).  That's sort of inconvenient.

larger font, smaller font

That also seemed to work, but there is no indicator to tell you the current font size.  Not a big deal, but would be nice.

Here's a link to Jason's blog
This required that I type the text first, highlight it, then enter the URL.  It would be nice to have the option to enter the URL description in the popup too.

Well, here's a picture of me from a recent trip to Europe...



For images, it supports image upload or URL references.

Here are the bullets and numbering:
  1. test
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  • test
  • dot
  • dot
  • dot
centered
right
left

Well, most of the features seem to work.  The buttons all have the 3D problem, can't tell if they are depressed or not.  There is also a code editor view that might be nice if you are doing fancy stuff.

All things considered, this seems to be a practical blog editor for the price ($0).  Now let's see if it uploads entries....



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About time you put something new up here! :)

Posted by Shawn Smith on November 16, 2006 at 08:46 AM PST #

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