WordPress, Blogger and Blogs

Have you seen that WordPress now provides a blog platform and free hosting for blogs? Easy to set up, easy to use.

We already have our first weblog try at WordPress, Kaulinsium: A Crucible of Thought. WordPress has some excellent features not available to Blogger users, except for the fact that their server is still much too slow, which is also an important factor. Access to Blogger blogs is fast and, indeed, access to blogs must be fast, so that this is a flaw at WordPress.

One particular advantage of WordPress, however, is that the user can upload graphics in the format that the user chooses. Blogger says that this is also possible with its platform, but the fact is that Blogger – unless a graphic is hosted elsewhere than at Blogspot – automatically converts uploaded GIF and PNG files to JPG, often also resizing pictures, which often results in worse quality graphics. This feature is therefore of limited use at Blogger. No one wants fuzzy graphics.

That is one reason why we are taking a hard look at WordPress, which looks at this point like a very good platform for serious blog presentations.

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