Blogger seems to be doing some work on their usability. They have just launched a new Dashboard and HoTsTePPa likes it!

Some other changes are listed below in the Blogger blog post:

We’ve added a few new features and things in today’s release:
  • There’s a new look for the Blogger Dashboard, which we think you’ll find more attractive and functional. If you have a ton of blogs (as we do) try out the “hide” and “show all” links to help manage the list.
  • Google Gadgets in your Layouts blog can now set their height automatically (if the gadget author supports it). Read more about adding Google Gadgets to your blog.
  • AdSense page elements can now optionally have image ads. We’ve found image ads have a higher click-through rate, so you might get more money if you turn them on.
  • We wrote up a Features page to help you keep track of everything you can do with Blogger. Take a look and see if you’ve been missing out on something cool.
  • The Flag Blog button in the Blogger navbar now pops up a window for you to tell us why you think the blog violates our terms of service. Flag Blog is always handled exclusively by human reviewers, not the automated spam locking system, so this information will better help them decide what, if any, action should be taken.
And also fixed some bugs, including:
  • Fixed Moto template header overlap in IE7.
  • Blocked the /feedReaderJson URL from web crawlers, to reduce 404s in Webmaster Tools.
  • Increased cacheability of CSS and JavaScript throughout Blogger, for faster page loads.
  • Button style and layout improvements throughout Blogger.
— Pete

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3 Opinions

  1. Chris M // 18 August 2008 at 01:06

    I guess they have to fight against the likes of Wordpress! It's good to see them expanding. Perhaps you should do a write up on why you use Blogger and not Wordpress - would be interesting..

  2. angel // 22 August 2008 at 23:41

    i like the new page lots!

  3. HoTsTePPa // 01 September 2008 at 22:10

    I use Blogger cos I didnt know better when i started. I have seen the blatant advantage that WP blogs have in terms of SEO over Blogger.

    I need to change over to WP but just don't have the time anymore!