Archive for April 29th, 2008

Windows Live Writer, cont.

April 29, 2008

Well, I’m impressed. Someone from the Live Writer team commented on my last post and told me how to use wordpress tags, my biggest complaint. Not only is the product free, you don’t even have to call to get technical support!

A more minor complaint turns out to have an interesting cause. I mentioned that Live Writer doesn’t format lists like WordPress itself. I was wrong—actually, it’s Firefox (which I mostly use) and IE that disagree (I assume, possibly wrongly, that LW uses IE’s rendering engine, or at least uses IE as a model). I found this bit of nastiness in WordPress’s CSS:

/* Begin Lists

	Special stylized non-IE bullets
	Do not work in Internet Explorer, which merely default to normal bullets. */

html>body .entry ul {
	margin-left: 0px;
	padding: 0 0 0 30px;
	list-style: none;
	padding-left: 10px;
	text-indent: -10px;

html>body .entry li {
	margin: 7px 0 8px 10px;

.entry ul li:before, #sidebar ul ul li:before {
	content: "0BB 020";

So I’ll pin this one on WordPress, or whoever designed the “Kubrick” “I’m–too–lazy–to–change–it” theme, for knowingly doing something browser-dependent.

So, I’m feeling much warmer and fuzzier towards LW now. Definitely check it out.