Coming soon to a Beta near you!
Every time I think Movable Type couldn't get any better, I update to the most recent development version of MT4 and I see all of the latest enhancements. Most of the time I can predict what those will be; as the Product Manager of Movable Type I have a pretty good idea of what everyone is working on.
But then sometimes one of the engineers will throw a curve ball. Like today, when I saw that Brad Choate, MT's lead engineer, created an honest-to-god real live preview feature for entries you are editing.
Yep, you heard me.
So now, when you click the "Preview" button from the entry editing screen, you will get to see what your post will actually look like on your blog. Awesome.
The feature was never scoped for 4.0. It was actually specifically scoped out of the release because of time constraints. In fact, I remember the day I crossed it off the 4.0 feature list, saying quietly to myself, "one day my dear feature, one day you will find a home... but not today." And then I shed a tear.
When I talked to Brad about this sneaking in, he said, "I just could let another release of MT go by without a real preview."
And that to me pretty much sums up why I am loving, loving, loving MT4. Virtually all of those features I always wished I had are finding their way into this release. Brad and the entire engineering team is making sure of it. Thank you Brad, Beau and David. Thank you!