We’ve launched the reBlogger.com website and development continues on the reBlogger 4.0 version (although we shipped 3.31 fix and we will shortly ship 3.4 as a small feature enhancement).
Every previous major (RB 1.x, 2.x, 3.x) version has been a quantum leap forward. RB 4.0 is no exception. Our per-version feature enhancement list can be found here.
The goals for RB 4 are:
- Simplify the customization of reBlogger for administrators
- Improve search/filter engine
- Improve and ease certain administrative tasks
- Add social context to reBlogger
Look and feel
The look and feel of reBlogger 4.0 is totally revamped and is entirely configurable through the new gadgets feature! Put ANY gadget ANYWHERE on the page and design it in a visual editor.
This is what reBlogger could look like on your website. Click on the thumbnails to view the larger images.
Now it’s totally customizable. You do not need any knowledge of Atlas/Ajax or HTML. You simply drag and drop the gadgets right there… in the page!
Coding Microsoft Atlas blog
Meanwhile our Microsoft Altas coding blog is picking up serious steam as we explain how to use Microsoft Atlas – something that appears to be a mystery to almost everyone.
- Using Atlas:AutoCompleteExtender to simplfy browsing large lists
- Use UpdatePanel controls to quickly ajaxify your existing Asp.NET code
- Darken the page and set focus on the user input
Coding reBlogger blog
And we’re also putting effort into describing the next version of reBlogger on our coding reBlogger blog.
- Adding yet more templates…
- reBlogger 4 – two additional themes
- reBlogger 4 – introducing themes
- reBlogger 4 – goals
So although this reBlogger blog has been quiet for a while, we haven’t been. We’re beavering away at making a better reBlogger.
If there is a company reading this who is interested in partnering with us to create a free online social version, I’d like to talk to you. We don’t have the $ to buy the hardware to set the service up, but we certainly can provide the code to do it.
Contact us if you’re interested in sharing the potential advertising revenue of such an adventure. (markwilson at topxml dot com)