?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Crossposted from DW: Hello DreamWidth

I am probably not going to be posting here much because I have my permanent account over at LiveJournal, but I may crosspost some stuff and I will be reading my Reading Page now and then. At least I have nabbed the "natalief" username for consistency!

*wonders how to code a username link on DW*

Interestingly, even though DreamWidth is a fork form the LiveJournal code and is diverging already, natalief is still coded by using <lj user="natalief"> and not <dw user="natalief"> or somesuch.

Thus far my impressions of DreamWdth (compared to LJ of course, as that is the site I am used to using):
PRO:
  • "Reading Page" and not some weird and angst-causing "Friends" analogy.

  • Ability to subscribe to a user and/or allow them reading access to your journal without having to do both.

  • The ability to crosspost to other LJ clones/forks.

  • Links on posts / pages to load them mystyle and format=light without having to use bookmarks (like I have to on LiveJournal).


CON:
  • No nice dark text on pale background monochrome site style yet. Lots of pink or purple and nasty hard to read (for me) white text on black background..

  • No client apps like xjournal as yet. Once xjournal allows crossposting (and the backup of more than one journal) I will be happy!

  • I had hoped that one of the LJ clones/forks would have the ability to make one or more posts "sticky", i.e. always appear at the top of your journal (without playing with fake posting times).

  • Many of the site links (e.g. the "Zesty. Powered by Dreamwidth Studios" style link at the bottom of an entry page like this one) lead to LiveJournal and then I get confused about which site I am on because I have the same icon there (and everywhere for consistency and recognisability). Looks like I need a different icon here.


I love how this is being so actively developed. I almost wish my permanent account was on here rather than (or as well as) on LiveJournal! Not that I can afford $200 to buy one here…

This post may get updated rather than adding new posts. I reserve the right to change my mind.

This post was originally posted over at my DreamWidth account, here.



Comments

(Deleted comment)
natf
Apr. 24th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)

Profile

puffin
natf
Nat S Ford
If you enjoy this blog and want to help support it, please drop a small tip or donation into my PayPal tip jar.



While completely voluntary, all donations will help me buy yarn, eBooks, etc. and keep this blog (and me) going.

Thank you for reading!

≈^..^≈⠀⠀≈^..^≈⠀⠀≈^..^≈

≈^..^≈⠀⠀≈^..^≈⠀⠀≈^..^≈

≈^..^≈⠀⠀≈^..^≈⠀⠀≈^..^≈

≈^..^≈⠀⠀≈^..^≈⠀⠀≈^..^≈

Latest Month

August 2019
S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Tags

Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner