I’ve been neglecting my blogs (and phlog) these past few months. What can I say? I’m a busy guy with a full-time job, social life, and a family! Having said that, I was sufficiently bored enough this afternoon to update Archaic Online and make sure WordPress and plugins were up to date.
Right after logging in, I was confronted with Gutenberg, the upcoming new WordPress editor. While I preferred the old editor (which is still available), I thought I’d give Gutenberg a shot.
The Block concept looks familiar, Tripod used a similar system called Zeeblio or something… which I absolutely hated.
I disliked the clunky interface of Zeeblio so much, I went back to hand-coding static web pages in a text editor, which eventually turned me off web design altogether. Which isn’t really a bad thing, per se… it led me to start my gopher site on SDF and in turn publishing a regular phlog!
So, how does Gutenberg compare, you may ask?
I hear you ask. I usually hate change, but so far, I don’t hate this. It’s easy to use, I don’t have to insert a new Paragraph Block when I start a new paragraph, and I like the unobtrusive style bar that only pops up when I need it. I won’t switch back to the Classic Editor just yet, I’d like to see what I can make Gutenberg do.