Tag: Movable Type

  • The Airbag Has Landed

    March 4, 2020

    Helping Greg Storey get Airbag Industries off Movable Type and onto a better publishing stack.

  • Six Apart, Yo.

    October 30, 2008

    Six Apart is celebrating several anniversaries tonight: Movable Type turns 7, TypePad turns 5 and Vox turns 2. Since I couldn’t attend the anniversary party, I figured I’d put together a little something for the good people over at Six Apart. This shirt’s been a long time coming: Unfortunately, Printfection’s (and CafePress for that matter)... Read More

  • Bipartisanship

    October 29, 2008

    A few days ago, Jane Wells put out a call to all WordPress-loving Icon Designers over at WordPress.org 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

  • The Blogging Interface: Flexible vs. Focused

    July 5, 2008

    Decreased Clutter, Increased Productivity When Six Apart launched Movable Type 4 last year with it’s brand new UI, I attempted to design my own user interface for it—partly to try out the new custom UI capabilities and partly because some folks were complaining that the new UI was script-heavy and slow. The Pep-o-mint UI (as... Read More

  • Movable Type, Easy As Twitter?

    June 13, 2008

    In the previous article, I explained how to set up Movable Type as a Fluid application to run on your desktop. But Arvind suggested one better: why not install the iMT plugin and have Movable Type run as a MenuExtra? For those of you that don’t know, MenuExtras are the little icons on the right-hand... Read More

  • Helvetica, Meet IRC

    March 25, 2008

    If you enjoy the feeling you get when you look at my website, and you’re a Colloquy user, you’re in luck! As part of my “let’s skin applications” kick, I’ve created Haas, a minimalist, Helvetica-based design for Colloquy. Plenty of variants to make you happy. Default Light Skin Dark Variant Download Haas for Colloquy (.zip/8k,... Read More

  • Lovable Type: Creating A Theme For Colloquy IRC

    March 25, 2008

    I waste a good deal of my day arguing about colonialism and pronunciation in the #movabletype-talk IRC channel. And when you spend a good deal of time using a piece of software, you want it to fit the way you work. I downloaded Colloquy, an IRC client for OS X, a while back, but was... 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

  • A Brief Review of Movable Type 4.0

    August 15, 2007

    Clearly, this new release from Six Apart is monumental. Massive changes to both the interface and the innards make this a drastically new product for them. If you’ve not yet downloaded it, it doesn’t cost you anything. Action Oriented Interface Movable Type 3.x was primarily object oriented: entries, comments, templates. Movable Type 4, on the... Read More