January 31, 2003

I worked on merging the custom code snippet toolbar button fixes into BlogMan yesterday. I then modified the UI in Blog so that the entry area would be tabbed like BlogMan and the preview window would be in a different tab. I also moved the built-in comments view to a tab of it’s own and move the category selection stuff next to the entry area instead of below it. I then made similar changes to BlogMan too since some of this wasn’t done in BlogMan. I’m discovering that I am doing a lot of back and forth work between Blog and BlogMan these days since they share a lot of code :p I actually like the new UI better and am thinking of adding a mechanism so that the category selection area can slide in and out on a mouse click so that those who don’t use categories can simply hide it and those who do can use it only when necessary. Let’s see how that goes …

In the meantime, my attention has been turning back to BlogMan since I still need to do a final release. I downloaded B2 yesterday but have not set up a test installation yet. I’ve also been thinking of adding file upload support to BlogMan so that people don’t need to use a separate FTP client but then again there is the to-do feature in Blog where I’m also supposed to make the File Upload manager better – I think that’s slated for Blog 8.0 anyway. I read yesterday that Movable Type 2.6 (which is supposed to be out in 2-3 weeks) will have XML-RPC image/file upload support via a new MetaBlog API call. That might mean that I’ll have to update some stuff at my end too. I guess I can add image upload that way for MT and add FTP upload for other blogging tools or something along those lines. There’s other things to be done but I’m also probably going to start work on an ASP project from today so no telling how soon any of this will get done …

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