Using Windows Live Writer to publish this post

I downloaded Windows Live Writer today and am using it to publish this post. Why Live Writer and not the Wordpress interface? No real reason. The nice thing about live writer is I get the benefits of using a desktop app instead of a web app. It is faster, can work offline, and HTML editing is a bit easier (yes, I am a web developer but it is nice to work a layer above HTML sometimes). »

Using Snagit to create rich posts

“A picture is worth 1000 words” Most blogs that I read integrate media, specifically pictures, into their posts. A video can be avoided. Text can be skimmed. But pictures can’t be overlooked. Good pictures draw you into an article, or website, and add to the story the author is trying to tell you. Last week, I posted a setup guide for NHaml with nearly 25 screen shots. Surprisingly, I was able to grab all the screenshots, cropped and everything, in about 15 minutes. »