Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hating the New Interface

Just about five months after I rejected the new "Blogger" interface, the new Blogger interface is back. C'mon, Google, why the hell are you doing this to me? If it wasn't bad enough to have this ugly interface, I attempted to add another blogger to my blogroll, and the entire "front page" was altered. The look was completely different... it was like I was a newbie on my own goddamn blog. To compound matters, MY BELOVED BLOGROLL WAS MISSING!!! All my lovely compatriots, in limbo. My beautiful bloggerhood, leveled. I was able to get the old look, and my blogroll, back, but I'm composing this post on an ugly interface, a bland white screen with some orange "buttons"... and I actually dig the orange-and-white color scheme most of the time. So, now I have to figure out how to get back the old interface or, barring that, figuring out how to add to my blogroll without muffing up the "front page". I think I shall now throw a tantrum.

16 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

All my lovely compatriots, in limbo.

Some of us have always been in limbo.

O. Wait. You said 'compatriots'. my mistake.

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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

it also allows crazy comment duplication. Blogger been bloggered.

mikey said...

Well, setting aside the somewhat awkward HTML generation, which actually DOES seem to be a few years behind the state of the art, one of the keys I always recommend to Blogger users is this:

Under NO circumstances ever, EVER try to use their editor. Write and edit your posts in your editor of choice (I'm a prolific GDocs user) and when you are ready to publish it paste it in, and click the orange button...

J Neo Marvin said...

I went through this earlier this year. In order to keep my blogroll, I had to accept the new design. Feh.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

J Neo, there was an option under your name in the top right corner that you could reach by clicking the gear symbol: "Revert to old interface".

Now it's gone, because they're assholes.
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mikey said...

Actually, in terms of facts having a somewhat liberal bias, supporting two different UIs and clickstreams is an unreasonable expectation. You can be unhappy with the UI they present, but it is unreasonable to expect them to support a UI they consider obsolete, in parallel with the current distro, just because you don't like it...

M. Bouffant said...

Thanks for the warning. I won't be adding any of you people to my bog-roll then.

Substance McGravitas said...

Use the HTML editor. It's fine. Haven't checked out the settings yet though...

Laura said...

I haven't had any trouble with mine but I guess I switched over months back (Aprilish?). Actually, I think they did the switching for me.

Thank god you didn't lose all of us peeps! How would you ever find us again? :( ;p

((Hugs))
Laura

vacuumslayer said...

You should come to the Dark Side. And by Dark Side I mean Word Press.

Listen, if you switch to WP, it gives you license to say "fuck" a lot. THINK ABOUT IT.

vacuumslayer said...

Some of us have always been in limbo.

Zombies are in "limbs-oh!"

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"FUCKIN' WORDPRESS!"
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Some of us have always been in limbo.

You must have danced the limbo at the zombie jamboree.

it also allows crazy comment duplication. Blogger been bloggered.

Could be worse, could be JS-KIT.

Under NO circumstances ever, EVER try to use their editor. Write and edit your posts in your editor of choice (I'm a prolific GDocs user) and when you are ready to publish it paste it in, and click the orange button...

I've had pretty good luck so far- if I have a really long post to compose, I will sometimes use Open Office's word processor, but I usually just type shorter posts directly into Blogger.

I went through this earlier this year. In order to keep my blogroll, I had to accept the new design. Feh.

I used Thunder's workaround to avoid it, but that's no longer an option.

J Neo, there was an option under your name in the top right corner that you could reach by clicking the gear symbol: "Revert to old interface".

Can you find the secret wayback machine this time, old chum?

You can be unhappy with the UI they present, but it is unreasonable to expect them to support a UI they consider obsolete, in parallel with the current distro, just because you don't like it...

Yeah, it's not like they give a crap about a couple of luddite wannabees.

Thanks for the warning. I won't be adding any of you people to my bog-roll then.

Why, you little!

Use the HTML editor. It's fine. Haven't checked out the settings yet though...

I hope there's no problem with animated gifs...

Thank god you didn't lose all of us peeps! How would you ever find us again? :( ;p

I made damn sure I could find my way back to the neighborhood.

You should come to the Dark Side. And by Dark Side I mean Word Press.

NAY-VARRR!!!

Zombies are in "limbs-oh!"

Heh, they're going to pieces.

"FUCKIN' WORDPRESS!"

Amen, brother!

Smut Clyde said...

IIRC ZRM has a copy of Limb-0.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

IIRC ZRM has a copy of Limb-0.

Your memory is astounding, old chum. Remind me never to slight you, the vengeance would be served well-chilled indeed!