Please, Blogger - allow us the option of staying with the old format.and some less polite
Are you listening Google? Your new interface SUCKS!Only one thing is obvious - many people, suddenly finding themselves using the New GUI, do not like the New GUI.
Unfortunately, there are real reasons why the New GUI has been developed - and those reasons are not going to go away. The New GUI is here - to stay. Right now, comprehensive and objective criticism is needed, to convince Blogger to make it better - before they remove the Classic GUI altogether.
Both major and minor features, developed recently by other groups in Blogger, and by other divisions of Google, are integrated into the New GUI.
- Blogger Dynamic Templates, and the supporting separation of the Layout and Template menu options.
- Better Post Editor.
- Better support for non BlogSpot (aka "custom domain") publishing.
- Blogs accessed under Country Code TLD Aliases.
As long as Blogger has to maintain two GUI versions, they will have to move slower to keep both versions working. Staff has to be employed to both maintain both versions, and keep the various features in both versions working together. As long as there are two versions of the GUI, some staff, that should be improving the New GUI, is going to be busy supporting the Classic GUI.
One of the causes, of some New GUI problems, involves people switching back and forth between the two GUIs, to better use the features that they prefer. If you have observed problems with your blog recently
- Custom Domain Publishing.
- Post Editor paragraphing.
- Post Editor advance post scheduling.
Yet, there are features that are present in the Classic GUI, that need to be added to the New GUI, before substantial numbers of people can start using the New GUI. In order to identify those features, enough people have to start using the New GUI - and let Blogger know what features are missing, that need to be provided, immediately.
We have a problem rollup discussion, currently hosted in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken, where we am actively soliciting comments from people who have tried the New Blogger GUI. Please keep your comments brief, polite, and on topic.
Just try to make your comments before it's too late - when The New Blogger Interface becomes The Blogger Interface.