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June 2010

June 20, 2010

How to make Movable Type (even) Better…

By Maarten Schenk and posted in Community.

Movable Type has been Open Source since 2007. This means that if you want it to have some new functionality or if you feel some existing feature could be improved, in theory you could just write some perl code and get it done.  At least if you are a programmer.But what if you are not?  No luck?On the contrary!  The Movable Type engineering team at Six Apart is constantly looking for feedback and feature ideas.  Many of Movable Type’s current features came about as a result of user feedback, and there is no reason why that should ever change.So how do you contact these guys?  The easiest way is to use the Movable Type issue tracking system, which you can use to report bugs or request features.  This system is used directly by the development team to collect, prioritize and track the various changes and improvements that go into each version of Movable Type.Besides being able to submit bugs and feature requests you can also opt to get e-mail notifications when something happens to them, and you can even react to comments made by the development team if (for example) they need clarification on something.Sounds complicated?  Not at all: there…

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June 14, 2010

Movable Type Theme Contest

By Jun Kaneko and posted in MT5.

We invite you to enter the Movable Type Theme Contest 2010. Movable Type 5 allows you to create and share your innovative web designs by creating a single theme file. There are thousands of beautiful websites built upon Movable Type 5 already, and now it’s time to show off and share your achievements ! Prizes The winners of the contest will be determined by the contest judges. The winners will receive: 1st place : Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium 2nd place : iPad Wi-Fi (16GB) Rules In order to participate, please observe the following rules: Convert your original, beautiful web design to a Movable Type 5 Theme, Read this tutorial and the technical details, Make sure that the theme can be installed and applied correctly on the latest version of Movable Type 5, Make sure that the design looks good in modern browsers (Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3.6+, Safari 4+, etc.), Make a theme file available for downloading in the .zip format, Demonstrate your design at the online demo site, Select a distribution license of your theme, Note any plugins that are required to utilize your theme. Deadline and Schedule We will accept your application until the September…

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