Blog like you email and UI design

Interesting weblog post on the design philosophy behind MarsEdit beta, which has become my blog weapon of choice (much better than ecto IMHO). Basically, the UI philosophy was blogging like sending email.

It’s interesting, but misleading in terms of actual usage, because I think of MarsEdit as a blog management tool though do use it for posting from NetNewsWire and Firefox> (I use MacJournal 2.6beta5 for writing and posting much of the time). I’m not necessarily a normal user, but still. MarsEdit is great for adding in pix though which is a feature still missing from MJ.

Note that the ecto2 beta (dead link) has also moved in this UI direction as well though I thing the MarsEdit implementation is much nicer.