The answer? Wordpress. That's why it appears (to me at least) that more
than a few are going this route. Put it in your Zoo space, learn css at
a minimum and you're off to the races!
While I won't say that the answer provides a whole lot simpler process, I
have found it to be a LOT simpler to tweak. Movable type is, as you note,
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On Fri, 14 Jul 2006, Ted Hart intoned:
TH:In a moment of frustration, I am driven to existential questions since
TH:practical ones seem even more impossible. I wanted to simply start a
TH:mo-blog, and thought since I am a uvm student, why not use UVM's blogging
TH:site, it seemed like a good University community member thing to do. Yet, I
TH:have found Movable Type to be the opposite of its name. I have published on
TH:other blogging sites and found they allowed individual creativity in layout
TH:with an extensive template library, while still allowing it to be rather
TH:idiot proof. I encounter movable type, and it is as if I have hit a total
TH:wall. I find it to be the most impenetrable interface. All I would like to
TH:do is add a bit of individual style to my blog, but I am finding it
TH:impossible to intuitively modify styles and layout, or implement other
TH:people's MT themes. Before I am accused of simply being a luddite, I am
TH:getting my phd, not in computer science, but I write programs/ macros for
TH:excel, arcgis, and R, so I don't think its necessarily because I'm ignorant.
TH:I am sure that all my answers are in the documentation, but I wanted to ask
TH:others at UVM some questions. One, why implement a system that is so unuser
TH:friendly? Sure its powerful, but I don't want to spend my leisure time
TH:figuring out how to blog, I just want to type and go. I spend 8+ hours a day
TH:reading dry technical manuals and programming, why do I want to do that with
TH:my blog? Has anyone encountered this problem of finding MT difficult to use?
TH:I suppose I don't understand why if the university would want to foster a
TH:blogging community, it implements a technology that is far from easy for the
TH:average user to use.