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The Blogger WishList

I setup my first Blogger blog with a Layouts template - The Real Blogger Status - Beta - in August 2006, and converted this blog to Layouts in early 2007. Since then, Blogger has developed Layouts Blogger, and made some great changes, to smooth out what started out very roughly.

But, there are still improvements to be made. Some, badly needed.

Open In A New Window. Blogs are simply specialised web sites, and one of the benefits of web sites is that they are designed to be linked, one to another, in endless chains. Many people, myself included, like to open a new window, for any links that lead to other web sites. This is a convenience to my readers - they can read my web site as they read another web site which provides complimentary information. And after they finish reading the other web site, they simply close the window, and they are back here.

Blogger gadgets and scripts don't provide for this need, unfortunately. Scripts like image embedding in post editor, and gadgets like the BlogList and LinkList, don't let you select "Open links in a new window". If we want images, or links, to open in a new window, we have to code HTML. This helps necessitate the "Edit HTML" mode in post editor, and forces us to add a linklist as raw HTML, in an HTML gadget, when we add linklists with links opening in a new tab / window, to our sidebar.

Use the Blogger Wishlist - let Blogger know what improvements are needed.

(Update 2009/5/15): The wishlist functionality was briefly provided, and suggestions were vigorously discussed, in the Blogger Enhancements Discussion AppsSpot forum.

(Update 2009/4/17): The Blogger WishList form appears to be gone, possibly replaced by the Blogger Help Survey form.

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