# Monday, March 5, 2007

Initially I planned using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to host my blog and I have been looking into it before, even wrote three posts about WSS 3.0 when I worked for NewLevel (, , ). But as you may notice, this blog is based on dasBlog, not WSS 3.0...

So what happened? First of all, WSS was eating away too many resources from my little server. Second, I knew WSS doesn't accept trackbacks by default, so you either should write your own webparts or find them on the net ( has some blogparts for WSS 2.0). Anyway I needed a good solution for the Windows Platform, no cost (in terms of financial transaction) and with a smaller footprint than WSS 3.0; it's called dasBlog.

Configuring dasBlog was real easy, as was customizing (I'm leaving the two issues I had for a later post). If you know a little about HTML and CSS, you're equipped to do some customization. Like this blog's theme, which is based on the Nautica 2.2. I did the customization, including the graphics (fractal header and torn-off page) in ~ 6 hours time.

Another nice thing about dasBlog... it's recognized by WindowsLiveWriter (my third little problem with WSS 3.0). Unfortunately some features, like sending trackbacks and adding categories don't seem to work.

Monday, March 5, 2007 9:48:57 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)
Ah reSQueL has landed in the blogosphere. That's good!
But why using dasblog when MovableType is also available for free and has all the bloggingfeatures you could think of.
I could some consultancy for you ;-)
Keep them blogging.
Monday, March 5, 2007 9:50:27 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)
Oh forgot to say: suscribed!
Tuesday, March 6, 2007 12:18:35 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)
Always nice to have subscribers... makes you feel noticed :-)

As to why not MovableType? Didn't realy consider it, but after investing some time, I'm quite happy with dasBlog (and learnign about the advantages of Open Source...)
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