So much for that dilemma. Movable Type it is. It was tough to finally leave Blogger behind, but the power and control MT offered won me over. I guess one of the biggest reasons I did it was to have control over my content (though calling it content may be something of a stretch) and not just the output. Now I’ve got the database of all my entries to with as I like, and wouldn’t be left with nothing but a pile of HTML should Blogger go teats up. Importing all my Blogger entries proved to be nice and painless, too. I’m still in the process of working with my templates to get them set up how I like them, but I couldn’t quite bring myself to let go of the color theme of my old layout. (Boring, I know, but I was actually considering trying to convert that entire template over to MT for a while, but decided I’d had that long enough.) I got the templates and stylesheet over at BlogStyles and I’ve been trying to get myself up to speed on CSS.
Comment by Phil on 2004-03-04 03:27:35 +0000
Hey, nice layout… But where did your little self portrait go? I thought that was cool…
Is the title for this entry a nod to “A Mighty Wind,” by any chance?
Comment by Carrie on 2004-03-04 03:28:04 +0000
I do so love CSS … can’t wait to see whay ya do with your layout!
Comment by Brett on 2004-03-04 08:12:47 +0000
Me likey. I want Movable Type Do you offer training classes?
Comment by Will on 2004-03-04 09:23:07 +0000
I thought about bringing over that image, but decided maybe it was time for a change since I was basically just ripping off Metal Steve from DieselSweeties (although not entirely, since I did buy the t-shirt). It may still show up, but I’d like to find some other kind of self-representing icon. And yes, that is an “A Mighty Wind” reference
CSS does, in fact, r0X0r. It’s pretty sweet. I’ve already made several changes to the stylesheet I got from blogstyles, so what I have now will probably be the basic style, plus a few minor tweaks.
Phil & Carrie –
3:30 in the morning?? Is that right? Wow, that’s an hour I haven’t seen in quite some time.
Brett- Absolutely, man. If you decide you want to give MT a shot just let me know and I’ll give you any help I can with the install.
Comment by Carrie on 2004-03-04 18:25:55 +0000
Hey hey now, gramps … we don’t get home from work till 2am-ish, so 😛