• Why I ♥ Melody

    June 24, 2009

    Since it’s launch yesterday, there has been a lot of good will and a little bit of confusion about what Melody is. Some people think it’s a community coup d’état with us as the pitchfork wielding mob storming the Six Apart offices. On the flipside, some people think Melody is just a PR move by... Read More

  • Bipartisanship

    October 29, 2008

    A few days ago, Jane Wells put out a call to all WordPress-loving Icon Designers over at to design the icons for the new WordPress admin screen. Now, it’s no secret that I work primarily with Movable Type, but I’ve tried to make Plasticmind Design less about the tool and more about helping users... Read More

  • Movable Type Pagination

    May 28, 2008

    Good, But Not In The Way That You’re Thinking The new version of Movable Type boasts pagination, but it’s probably not pagination in the same sense that you’re thinking. When most people think about pagination, they think, “My front page should have X number of entries with a link to a page 2 which has... Read More

  • Will Six Apart’s New Design Services Eat My Business Alive?

    April 21, 2008

    Well, the news is out. Six Apart made several big announcements tonight: They’ve acquired Apperceptive which will become Six Apart, New York. They’ve launched Six Apart Media, a massive blog-centric ad network. They’ve launched Six Apart Services, a branch of Six Apart officially dedicated to design, development and implementation of their platforms for customers. What... Read More

  • Movable Type Community Solutions: First Impressions

    November 17, 2007

    I cracked open MTCS for the first time tonight for a project I’m working on. Here are my initial thoughts, in no particular order: 1. Custom Fields built-in. This is the first MT shipping as a full-fledged CMS. You can create custom fields for entries, pages, categories, users and folders. Blogs should really be on... Read More

  • Five Things You Need To Know About Movable Type Open Source

    November 6, 2007

    In June, Six Apart announced that it would be offering it’s flagship product, Movable Type, under an open source model later this year. Lots of speculation has been swirling around it, so here are a few things you should know about Movable Type Open Source: 1. MTOS will be released under a GPL license. “If... Read More

  • Ten Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to MT 4 Instead of WP 2.3

    September 24, 2007

    (Thanks for the info, Mr. Dogood.) 1. All of WP 2.3’s new features have been in MT for years. Tags are the biggest “new” feature in WP 2.3, and there’s still no way to edit, manage, or delete them. MT was one of the first blogging tools to support the Atom API, which is important... Read More