Moveable Type Rules

I’ve spent the past several nights getting my sister site up and running. After cursing MT, I’ve come to love it. I’m hooked.

My sister site fronts my consulting venture.

It marks a couple of firsts for me.

It’s the first time I’ve used PHP on a live site. I use it to dynamically build the navigation and links. Never again will I have to crawl a site fixing broken links. It’s automagical.

It’s the first time I’ve built a site completely on Moveable Type. Well, this site uses MT but most of the site is yet to be online. 95% of Red Leopard content is in a tar file.

It’s the first time I’ve used multiple blogs in a site (or multiple blogs, for that matter).

I didn’t set out to use MT. I really wanted a PHP tool that would split a white paper into multiple sections, all linked with prev/next links. After futzing around with examples on the documentation site, I was ready to give up. I’m a really slow coder. It may be from the fact that I hate writing code.

Last weekend, I had an epiphany. MT could handle everything I wanted.

It turn’s out that I only need create a new blog for every white paper I write. Each chapter become a blog entry and MT handles the rest. Sweet.

No more coding.

I can get back to writing content which brings me far more joy.