Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Was blogger ready to come out of beta?

Google happily removed the beta tag from blogger some times back. But was blogger really ready to come out of beta? There are still some horrid issues with blogger which need to be fixed. For example:

Issue 1: In the post editor the < or > in the post don't get automatically changed to &lt; or &gt; and changing them manually is very inconvenient.

Issue 2: The blogger post editor is not very compatible with opera, a browser whose market share is constantly increase and is the third most used browser today.

There are several other issues including issues with the feed, the layout editor. The above two are the issues which i find the most inconvenient. In my opinion taking blogger out of beta before fixing these issues was not at all good. I certainly didn't expect something like this from google.