How about that new WordPress 3.1 ? When I started Blogging I started out with ……… I believe WordPress 2.1 ….. 2.5 …….. something like that. To tell the truth, I just can’t remember …… it’s been two years and that was when they did not publish the version numbers within the “Dashboard” …… if you could call it that. From the very beginning I loved WordPress.
I was looking at an older version the other day and I can remember the impression. What I was looking at was down right archaic. I mean, how crude can you get. Now of course, WordPress is streamlined and top flight. Like night and day compared to the good old days.
The WordPress team deserves our true admiration. They have provided the first open source “Killer Application” ( which is geek speak for everyday needs software such as a word-processor or spreadsheet). Some will argue that the Linux OS is the first true open source Killer App and that may well be true, however Linux has failed to attract a mainstream following. Rather it hovers on the fringes.
WordPress is so easy to use; anyone and everybody is using it in one form or another. Browsers are a lot like that. Everyone uses them in one form or another. However and most regrettably they have failed to keep pace with the growth of the Internet.
All browsers available today are true shit …….. period. They get the job done of course, but you’ll pay a steep price for the duty. It can be rather challenging, taking someone to task over their work when you really have no idea of the dynamics behind the issue. The line “if you have a better idea” comes to mind. But in this case “it don’t take an extra eye to see that the fire spreads faster in the breeze”.
There are a dozen or so browsers out there today, but only four or five stand out. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google’s Chrome, and various Mac Apps. When designing Blogs and Websites I usually concentrate on only two: Internet Explorer and Firefox. I tried to work with Chrome and gave up after fighting it for a couple of weeks when first introduced.
After I code a site I take a look at the work in Firefox and almost to a tee, it comes out looking like I had envisioned. I look at the same site in Explorer and it looks like I have been programing drunk. A quark here or there is to be expected, but I’m spending countless hours on every single site (damn it to hell) trying to re-write code someway, somehow to get it to display in Explorer. Talk about true junk. It’s time for Explorer to go the way of “Netscape” (which by the way was a better browser than Explorer ever was at the time of its demise).
Firefox while able to render your work infinitely better than Explorer, has memory issues and continues to crash so often that they even have a Well That Was Embarrassing” message that is displayed once you re-boot your system, along with an asinine “restore your work” or “start new session” selection. All things given to reason and probability, one would probably want to continue where one was “rudely cut-off”. You just can’t think this shit up. I dare you to even try!
If browsers were even remotely engaged along the same lines of effort as WordPress, the Internet Experience would be much more rewarding and productivity would skyrocket!