Saturday, May 03, 2008

Drag-drop photos in Blogger post editor COMPOSE mode makes photos unclickable: Test

Photo of “The Lab” is property of Steve Jurvetson

Blogger by default places uploaded photos right at the top of a post in the post editor window irrespective of the current position of the mouse cursor. Now I am first going t0 upload a photo of a "Muppet Mobile Lab" (google that if you don't know what it is). I am now preparing this post in the COMPOSE mode which is something which I practically never do because it gives me less control over my posts and also very much less options as far as what I can do. COMPOSE mode also add lots of formatting tags which you will not see when you are in that mode (but can when in the EDIT HTML mode).

Not only that, switching frequently between EDIT HTML mode and COMPOSE mode messes up a lot of things, especially if you use Special characters to display HTML tags.

I am going to upload the "Muppet Mobile Lab" photo, and it will appear right at the top of the post editor, above all these text, then I am going to drag it to below this line (hate this because of the tiny Blogger post editor window):

This "Muppet Mobile Lab" photo is property of Dawn Endico

Now I am going to upload another test photo titled “The Lab” which, even though the mouse cursor is currently here, will appear right at the top of the post. This one I am not going to touch (drag and drop), that is I am just going to leave it there, right at the top of the post.

Now I am going to publish and see what happen. I am going to click on both the photos and observe if they are clickable and if so, when clicked upon, will result in an enlarge photo or not.

Update: Both photos are clickable. However, another blogger had reported dragging and dropping of photos in the COMPOSE mode can make the photo unclickable and a few bloggers had confirmed it. This is the first time I tested it, and I was using Internet Explorer 7. Perhaps it depends on what browser you use to prepare your posts, upload your photos, drag-drop them. You should know that I first started preparing this post with Opera web browser and I could not drag the photo. In order to continue with the test, I had to save the post, switch over to Internet Explorer 7, edit the post and complete this test. So you see some things very often depend on the web browser you use. This could perhaps explain the discrepancy between my test and what other bloggers had reported.

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