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Monthly Archives: May 2008
tumblr’s blog’s finally moved to tumblr from wordpress.com
David, I’m sorry for the inapropriate title, just couldn’t help myself. best of luck at sweet home!
While you bring up some good visual issues that should be considered I think there are some more fundamental usability issues that need to be addressed first, mainly with regards to flow and interaction. That’s where developments in 1.3 are focused right now.
The prettiest UI in the world that follows every possible convention is still completely unusable if it doesn’t behave in an intuitive manner. People adapt to aesthetics, as Michael has shown, but cognitive disconnects in the interface will bug them forever.
Matt, September 08th, 2004
I couldn’t agree more with this but I’ve finally got to close the following tab (any cure against a multi-tabosis?) which I stumbled upon via Django community news:
I had no idea it was there, it never occurred to me to look in Manage -> Import to convert data already in my blog.
Peter Harkins, 2008-04-17
this guy wrote his own tagegory convertor. sometimes it could be faster than to find something in admin.
not sure if attempt #5 would worth it; an attempt #4 hardly could be considered as a too nice one.
sometimes it’s useful to see Google ads, they may tell you some interesting things:
apparently, an advertiser of this sponsored link to the “community owned site” bought a ’wordpress.com’ keyword bid from Google
so, if you want to embed any of Last.FM’s widgets in your wordpress.com blog you are supposed to end up on the wordpress.org landing page (wordpress.org/hosting) and click on some affiliated links. (oh, and also you can’t discuss hosting in the .com forums)
because, as you might probably know, wp.com, being powered by the so called WPMU* application, is very limited in what can be embedded into user pages.
unless, of course, an interested service makes an “attractive deal” with Automattic.
I think it would not be an exaggeration to say that request to add Last.FM support is the most asked one on .com (see forums). Last.FM is a pretty much open platform itself, the sombre black WP logo is promoted on ’copy + paste code’ of every of its widgets. besides, there are at least dozen of various Last.FM plugins and widgets for WP from community. so, what’s the deal?
the answer is probably lack of that said “attractive” (for Automattic) deal. TGA, as always, nailed it again:
last.fm are doing pretty well without wordpress.com, so they had no real incentive to come courting them.
*) WPMU stands for WordPress Multi-User. however, the more proper name for it would be WMPB — WP Multi-Blog.