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Type Pad

January 12, 2010 Leave a comment

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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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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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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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