I downloaded it yesterday morning and so far am pretty happy with it. It’s largely the same at first glance but there’s signs of some cool stuff going on under the hood – spell check for example.
It took me a minute yesterday as I was typing a blog post and little red lines started showing up under the text but once I clued in I was quite impressed – anyone who posts using Blogger is probably painfully aware of just how horribly bad their spell check is. a) it doesn’t recognize the word Blog and b) it can wreak havoc on your post – especially if there’s anything non-English in the post. So far the Firefox spell check is completely transparent and painless to use (and makes posting a heck of a lot easier).
The most obvious change however is the look and kudos for that largely goes to the guys at Radiant Core (Their post here). I’ve gotten to know one of the founders, Jay Goldman, over the past few months through the BarCamp/DemoCamp scene and I’m really happy not just that they got this opportunity but now they get to share their work on a massive scale.
A lot of the tweaks that have been made are very subtle but very effective. All in all a great job – congrats guys! Way to represent the Toronto tech community.