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November 2008

November 19, 2008 scheduled downtime

By Chris Ernest Hall.

Just a quick heads up that our bug tracking system at:http://bugs.movabletype.orgwill be unavailable from 9am to 1pm (pacific time) on Friday Nov. 21st as we migrate it to a new data center. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience. Update: the maintenance has now been completed, and should be available again….

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November 10, 2008

Hacking the UI to make Movable Type better

By Byrne Reese and posted in Hacks.

One of the great things about Movable Type is the multitude of ways it provides for folks to modify the core user interface without disturbing existing functionality. In fact Movable Type allows virtually anyone to: easily skin any screen in the application without requiring you to touch a single line of code. And any developer to: transform the user interface on the fly with transformer callbacks - a system inspired by Greasemonkey, a popular Firefox add-on. define their own screens and seamlessly add them to the application via its menuing system, or through page actions. It is these systems that we can use to help prototype and test new functionality and concepts in a more agile way that allows us to be more responsive to the feedback we receive. Take for example one of our latest hacks: an improvement to the User Management area for a blog: This new plugin, available to users of Movable Type 4.2 and greater provides an improved layout and design to the user management area. There is not a lot of added functionality under the hood… yet. That is of course where you come in: what kind of added functionality would you like to see?…

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November 7, 2008

What do you want to build using Movable Type?

By Byrne Reese.

Movable Type has a well earned reputation as an incredibly scalable, flexible and powerful publishing platform and is used by large enterprises, publishers and bloggers alike. Movable Type however was not designed exclusively for large publishers - Movable Type is in fact suitable for anyone wanting to create a web site, big and small. To help our users build the next generation of popular, innovative and ground breaking blogs we have begun to invest heavily in one of the community’s most critical resources: documentation. Movable Type’s developer documentation has already received an enormous overhaul, and now we turn our attention to our documentation for designers. In fact, our work has already begun on that documentation; but before we make too much progress, we wanted to first check with our community and see if we are covering the right concepts, tutorials and topics. We therefore invite you to check out our new Movable Type Designer Guide’s table of contents and give us feedback on the set of topics it outlines for our new designer documentation. Do you feel it will leave any major questions for you unanswered? Do you wish it would just cover one more thing? Let us know, we…

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