Movable Type: Universal Template Set
Movable Type is trying to take a bite out of one of their competitors markets by becoming a little more CMS-like with their new Universal Template set.
First off, before I dive deeper into what the Universal Template is, I want to say that when I saw the front end of the new Universal Template, I was very impressed. It is very stylish and could easily be the new platform that many blogs use when creating their brand.
From the Movable Type Blog:
For the last several weeks, Jim Ramsey has been developing a new web site design using Movable Type 4.1â€™s new template set and theming infrastructure. His goals were simple:
- make it easy for users to create not just a blog, but an entire web site
- create a web site that guides the user through customization right out of the box
- architect a set of templates that is more intuitive to customize
The result of his work is pretty incredible – so much so that we decided to include the new template set, called the â€œUniversal Template Set,â€ with the new Professional Pack. Users will be able to get a sneak preview of the feature next week when we release Movable Type 4.1 Release Candidate 2 announced yesterday.
It is definitely worth checking out the screencast they have set up to demonstrate the new template set.
To be honest, I am really surprised that Movable Type didnâ€™t get more coverage for this new release as these are the types of developments that are going to help Movable Type compete in the current blogging related market.