Sunday, August 27, 2006

Guinea Pig

So this morning I signed up for the new Blogger beta. Yeah, I'm trying to become what marketers like to call an early adopter.

Overall, a very enthusiastic thumbs up. Generally speaking, I like the new improved look. And this took me very little time. To compare, last weekend I did a 10-hour site overhaul to accomplish what I was able to do in 2 hours thanks to the new templates, rich text editing, and more robust custimization features (God, I sound like a commercial).

The one thing I don't like is that the beta will not yet let you make changes to the HTML, which means that for the time being my blog has to look just like the template. No adding or customizing other parts of the template like my header with the awesome "Route 666/Devil Child on the Big Wheel" photo that
Kevin created for me a few months ago. (Sorry Kevin, I promise it'll come back up as soon as Blogger allows me to do it.)

Until then, I'm gonna miss the little guy...

8 comments:

Sizzler Sister said...

Cherry:
Bring the Devil Child Back!

classyandfancy said...

Oh so sad that Big Wheels is gone! Blogger, make it happen toute suite!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I have to agree with sizzler and classy when I say, bring the fricking Big Wheel Kid back! Did you know I used to stop myself on my big wheel at the bottom of my steap ass driveway with my bare feet a-la-Fred Flintstone? I was tougher then . . .

I do like the Chicago skyline picture though. I may have to recruit you to spruce up my shit-ass page.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

steep. wow. worst speller ever.

Cherry Ride said...

Dr. Ken: With the new beta it isn't very hard at all. When you log in, is there a message on your page inviting you to join the beta?

(I suppose I should be leaving this message on your site, not mine.)

kb said...

good thing i kept my own copy of big wheel kid so i can visit him whenever i want.

and no, i don't think they want me for beta. bastards.

Knitter said...

Wow, this sounds like a good time to swith then ?

Matthew Locke said...

He's back! It just wasn't the same without him.