I noticed something significantly different in the way my site appeared. The list of links on either side of the page appeared to have text that was way too large, line breaks within posts disappeared, obscenely scrunching paragraphs together and images I posted seemed off-center.
I checked TypePad News and sure enough the servers that run the weblog tool of my choice – TypePad – were going through some maintenance. But this was no ordinary fixer-upper. TypeKey, the much heralded system that makes posting comments on weblogs and logging into websites a snap is finally here for TypePad. Everyone say “Amen,” cuz I know I have been hit by comment and trackback spammers for quite some time. Now, if you want to comment or send a trackback your identity will have to be verified. So, spammers, &^%$# off!
There are also changes to how one can design a blog, the doubling of bandwidth and the increase in storage capacity that should now make TypePad the all around favorite blogging tool. I suspect there will be some growing pains after this major shift as well, but I am thrilled to see the one feature I kept hankering for: TypeKey, finally here.