Testing Live Writer

This is just a test to see how well Windows Live Writer works. I’ve grown accustomed to using the WordPress backend, but if this makes life easier, I’ll definitely use it. This isn’t the first time I’ve used a third-party app to write to this blog. I used to use w.Bloggar for a time, and it worked well. I just thought it was a little too much for what I wanted to do.

The interface is very Word-like. That’s not such a bad thing. I like the fact that you can toggle between Normal layout, Web Layout, Web Preview and HTML Code. Normal Layout doesn’t pull in any of your style information. Web Layout let’s you type your post(s) using your stylesheet. Web Preview let’s you preview the post within the context of your site design. It wasn’t perfect when I tried it, but that may be more of an issue with my code and IE than anything else.

I’d say that all in all I like Writer. It’s easy to use, supports Plugins, writes fairly clean code…