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Type Pad

January 12, 2010 Leave a comment

http://www.typepad.com/hp/3

TypePad is a blogging service created by Six Part Ltd in 2003 and is used world wide by numerous countries. TypePad is based on Six Apart’s type of  platform, it shares technology with Movable Type such as templates and APIs, but is marketed to non-technical users and includes additional features like multiple author support, photo albums and moblogging. TypePad is also currently used by many large organizations and media companies to host their weblog, such as ABC, MSNBC, the CBC, the BBC and Sky News.

Pros:

  • Blogging is simple
  • Easy to find blogs
  • No advertisement
  • Hundreds of themes
  • Choice of using free blogs or professional blogs
  • Blog can be posted on iphones and Facebook

Cons:

  • Need to pay for pro

Even if you need to pay for TypePad Pro, I think that TypePad offers more professional designed themes, control over your content, and ways to make money.  I think that I would choose to use TypePad instead of Blogger or WordPress because it provides thousand of themes, allows you to add javascript, allows you to build a connection between twitter and facebook, and provides you more tools/services.

There is a chart of the comparisons between TypePad, Blogger and WordPress: http://www.typepad.com/about/typepad-vs-wordpress-vs-blogger.html

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BlogSpot/Blogger

January 12, 2010 Leave a comment

https://www.blogger.com/start

Blogspot or Blogger is a blogging website made by google in 2003 and was ranked 16 on the list of top 50 domains in terms of number of unique visitors in 2007.  Blogger was redesigned in 2006 and is claimed to be more reliable  and have better quality.

Pros :

  • Easy to sign up with hotmail account
  • Takes a less than 1 minute to create blog
  • Easy to use as format is like wordpress
  • Easy to edit or change settings
  • Unlimited amount of blogs

Cons:

  • Designs are plain
  • All the blogs look almost the same, doesn’t really stand out from the rest
  • Limited to only allowed to have 1 gb of pictures

I think that the blogger is almost a replica of wordpress, but overall wordpress being better. Blogger provides unlimited posting and is easy to create a blog within minutes. I thought wordpress was better because blogger’s theme and background designs are too plain. Also the blogs all almost look, which means one blog wouldn’t really standout from the rest.

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WordPress: Inserting Videos, Images, Audio or Polls

January 12, 2010 Leave a comment

To insert a Video, image, audio or poll into your blog you first need to the upload/insert tool bar. The first icon being for images, second icon videos, third audio and last for polls. After clicking your choice a window will pop asking you to insert your image, video or other. Lastly after uploading everything, click insert images. It will appear in your visual and html and when publish will show up on your blog. 

Some advantages you are provided is that it makes your blog more visual and provides audio. It provides your reader more choice as they may choose to listen to the audio or video instead of reading, allowing you to have more choice of showing your information. It also makes your blog more interesting and detailed.

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How to add a theme on WordPress

January 12, 2010 Leave a comment

WordPress has a good amount of blogs they provide to their bloggers, which allow the bloggers to peronalize their theme/setting. Each themes design are diferent, some may have two columns, colours and headers. Also the themes allow bloggers to add widgets, which allow the bloggers to add calenders, link, tags, catergories and others.

Basically what you do to add or change a theme is first go to the settings. When clicked there should be  a page which allows you to add post on the left, there is a sidebar. Find appearance, then theme, which will send you to a page with numerous choices of themes. Choose which theme you choose to use, you may preview it and to change theme press activate.

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Pros and Cons of WordPress

January 11, 2010 Leave a comment
 

 

 WordPress is an open source blog publishing application powered by PHP and MySqlwhich can also be used for basic content management. It has many features including a user-friendly workflow, a rich plugin architecture, and an advanced templating system.

Pros: 

  • Variety of  themes
  • Easy to adjust settings
  • Easy to make and edit posts
  • Easy to insert pictures and videos
  • Provides information on your blog on dashboard

Cons: 

  • Easy to insert pictures, but had difficulty placing it on specific areas
  • Some themes have tight typing spaces, making it hard to put large images
  • The style and format is mainly based on the theme you choose, you can’t really customize what you want
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