Scott Hanselman

Performancing.com - Review of DasBlog

November 15, '05 Comments [7] Posted in ASP.NET | Reviews | DasBlog
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The blog performancing.com has a review of dasBlog as part of their review series on blogging software. The review is quite positive. Here is the summary:

DasBlog is a suprisingly fully-featured system. For simplicity and features it beats bBlog, it's closest rival in terms of target market, and has some features that Movable Type even lacks. Bigger picture though I can't see a general user choosing this over MT or Wordpress.

It is definately (sic) a good choice for someone looking for a single .NET based blog though. Knowing that CommunityServer is not aimed at single bloggers, in the single .NET blog scenario I would say DasBlog is the top choice.

Thanks to Vasanth for the link!

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005 9:24:09 PM UTC
And they definitely can't spell "definitely".

I guess that's all part of blog performancereing or something.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 9:43:21 PM UTC
If only dasBlog didn't overflow the text outside the right of my browser window. Probably because I have large fonts turned on, or something? (I actually use those features that make stuff look bigger, because my eyes are as old as my hair, and anyone looking at my picture can tell that's pretty old.)
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 9:47:59 PM UTC
That's not DasBlog, it's my large pictures and stylesheet. I need to work on it.
Thursday, November 17, 2005 12:38:02 PM UTC
All I can say is XHTML compliance.
Thursday, November 17, 2005 3:08:06 PM UTC
That's on our roadmap, but let me ask you this:

What does XHTML compliance buy you other than good feelings?
Scott Hanselman
Thursday, November 17, 2005 5:58:18 PM UTC
A tableless design that looks good in all browsers and allows me to completely change the look of my blog by only modding the stylesheet?
Friday, December 23, 2005 2:44:22 PM UTC
Performancing is a nice little add-in. For a *much* more advanced blog editor, check out RocketPost:

http://www.anconia.com/rocketpost

It supports dasBlog. I designed it.
Manish
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