Using your Mac is easy to do. Here are some shortcuts. How many are you already using? Which ones will you try later today?
This is the latest on http://pmugnews.blogspot.com/ -- yes, this blog. Apparently, on April 23 Blogspot made changes to their procedures and an aggravation has surfaced here. When you subscribe via RSS, clicking on the upper right hand side of the top bar, you'd be notified via your own email program when something new was posted here. About 4 lines would give the opening of the article, and then came those helpful words, "Read More." Clicking there took you immediately to this website and you could read the whole article and see the whole newsletter.
Now the "Read More" is missing. Until the solution is found I will start each new posted article with this http://pmugnews.blogspot.com/ in the first line, so you can click on that and go straight to the whole blog. That's the idea.....now to see if it works for you!
Here's a Computerworld look at the many features of the new Google+ which declares it will replace email, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, blogging, RSS, Gmail and email newsletters. The writer says that spammers can't copy, retain and sell your email address. He says the term "social networking" is not an adequate term for Google+. Jim Hamm sent us this info. Just now (7-12) this PCWorld article tells about security risk issues involving an app that allows Firefox and Chrome users to view Facebook data within Google+.
Ever observant, David Passell inquires about this symbol which shows up at the end of each posting made to the PMUG newsblog. Click it to send an email of the post to a friend. You put in your name and email address and your friend's email address. You can include a message of up to 300 characters. (Double click to enlarge the screen shot.)
Ready to blog? Why? Why not? It's fun, it's easy. Take a tour, watch the video, read the Buzz. Maybe you've noticed this PMUG newsblog and have seen the results of the new template: "Simple." You have other choices in Template Designer.
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|It's easy to post text, photos, links. You can restrict who can view it or set it up so it is available to all on the Internet.|
This is the menu bar for our PMUG blog.
If you subscribe to this newsblog and get notified via Mail you've noticed over a dozen Updated notices. The switch to a different blog template resulted in links coming up a pale gray. For better visibility they had to be individually changed.
Wouldn’t it be fun to see people from all over the US -- and the world! -- come to this PMUG newsblog to read it? Blogspot.com has a nifty feature of Stats that brings up a map of the world to show where our viewers sign in from. We also get a listing of key search words they’ve used to find the blog. Last month someone did a search for “how to pronounce laudenslager” which brought a smile to our faces, around here. So, why not pass along to your relatives, friends, colleagues this http://pmugnews.blogspot.com/ and suggest they check us out? Next month we’ll pass the results on to you.
Our PMUG webmaster John Carter has been researching possibilities for improving the website and blog. If you're considering starting your own blog, or already have one, John's info might be helpful.
"I have no update for the website at this time other than saying that I have scrubbed the idea of using WordPress as the website editing tool. I have also had some difficulty with Dreamweaver for the past few months (which probably means I need to delete the user preferences for Dreamweaver like I did for Firefox to get it running right again). In the interim, I am back to using Coda on the Mac.
"A decent, and free, alternative for editing web pages is KompoZer - which is available for the Mac, Windows, and Linux. That app is every bit as good as iWeb on the Mac. That being said, if anyone takes over the webmaster job in the future, installing KompoZer will provide them with totally free tools for excellent WYSIWYG editing for web pages.
"An excellent alternative for designing new web pages is available in the form of templates using Artisteer, which is now available for the Mac ($49.95 for the Home & Academic Edition). Using Artisteer to cobble together a template and then exporting that template as an HTML file is probably the fastest and easiest way I can think of for creating new web pages with spit and polish. You can even (dare I mention this again) include a newsletter in such a template."
If you've scratched your head over some previous posts on this PMUG blog, wondering if your computer or your technique needed fixing hopefully the problem is fixed. I was excited several months ago to find the Jump To feature available on Blogspot. It enabled me to add, "Click to Read More." Then the rest of the article would come in view. Alas, something at Blogspot quit working. An SOS went out to PMUG board, but John Carter looked into it and advised to not use it anymore. So, I've deleted that line of code from 90 postings! Scroll up or down, look through the Labels and the Archives. You should be able to read the entire entries with no problems.