Monday, June 17, 2013

New blogging home - and reasons why

I was just getting started using WordPress.com when I came up against a hard technological limit: WP.com doesn't allow JavaScript embedding. (Traditional, self-hosted WordPress installations appear to have no such limitation, BTW, so they're still a good option.)

Embedded JavaScript is a key feature for me, as it allows me to incorporate full-featured Google Charts into my posts. This will be particularly crucial for my series on Citi Bike analytics.

Combine the no-JS rule with the fact that it costs $13 annually (!) to enable domain mapping, and you have a recipe for my switching to Blogger, which allows both features, for free.

My first few posts are still online here. I may migrate them over to this page at some point in the future.

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