19 August 2013
Dynamic in the ditch
I decided to end the trial while I was away, as their are some compatibility issues that I could not resolve. While away I purposely did not take my lap top and relied on access via a couple of different tablets and an I pad. This exposed some big formatting issues with the dynamic views, and I experienced the bad waiting time for the blog to load images that many of you had mentioned.
I was happy with the level of customisation I had been able to place on the dynamic view, and I did like the simplistic streamlining of all the information although this took an enormous amount of time and a lot of custom coding which I learnt the hard way is a fine art when messing with the dynamic templates.
Blogging is a very personal thing and its all down to the Authors personal choice to a degree. That said for me it is far more important to share and record what I am doing and I want the readers of the blog to enjoy the visit as much as I enjoy publishing it. I don't want them to struggle to find things or wait an age for it to load. Obviously I don't have a problem with content as many of you have said that is the major reason for your visits. Therefore I want to have that content in a format everyone is happy with including me.
Page count had increased significantly but as I said before statistics are and never will be my focal point. So they don't factor into the decision. Dynamic views may be the new kid on the block but they have limited functionality, and in my experience this block is not quite ready for it. What really matters is ease of use and that we all enjoy the visit.
So its out with the new and in with the old. Thank you all for the assistance it made my decision a lot easier.