Lovin' the MT Goodness
Just a thought from 5 November 2005 about .

jay the mt reaper

Back in May, I installed Movable Type 3 and had some criticisms. Today, with some in-house, on-couch assistance from Jay Allen, my friend and a guy who just happens to know a thing or two about the ol' MT, Heather and I upgraded to Movable Type 3.2. And I gotta say, what a difference half a year makes.

Let's revisit the kvetching.

  • Ability to turn off comments site-wide in one click? Check.
  • That Movable Type News box on the main screen? Reduced to one line. Acceptable. But they should consider the elegant way Mint notifies its users of updates. It's subtle, but it works, and it feels much less marketing-ey.
  • MT still using Javascript popup windows? Unfortunately, still there for the site rebuild, but gone from most other places. Progress!
  • And MTBlacklist? Included by default, baby. Rockin!

All that plus a killer new upgrade process, fantastic enhancements to the UI, and pretty new color icons. Keep on kicking ass, Six Apart.

This section is called Just a Thought. It's a blog where I post little pieces of what I'm thinking about at the moment. This page is an individual entry called “Lovin' the MT Goodness” that I wrote on 5 November 2005.

Before this, I wrote a little something called “Threaded” on 1 November 2005. After this, I wrote “Muni, Red Zones, and Faith in Humanity” on 7 November 2005.

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Working the web since 1995, Derek Powazek is the creator of many award-winning websites, a couple of which still exist. Derek is the cofounder of JPG Magazine and the CCO of 8020 Publishing. Derek lives in San Francisco with his wife, two nutty Chihuahuas, a grumpy cat, and a house full of plants named Fred. More »

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