Ian Lurie // Apr 30 2007
Six Apart created the popular TypePad and Movable Type blogging systems.
But Movable Type isn’t just for blogging. It’s also a solid content management system. You can create templates and pages within Movable Type and have them act as ‘normal’ web pages, rather than blog entries. Then the site editor can log in and edit those pages using the system’s intuitive interface (And no, I have no relationship with Six Apart – they just deserve a shout-out here).
I’m tooting my own horn a bit here, but we just launched two sites using Movable Type, and I couldn’t be more pleased:
These rollouts were also fast and efficient. And, they didn’t require a development team. Which means my developers get to spend more time building tools, and less building the same stuff again and again.
A few things that made these projects possible:
Keep this entry in your back pocket for the next time someone tries to get you to use a humungous, complex toolset for something that seems simple. If you’re looking to build a small-business site but want content management, take a very careful look at Movable Type. I’m a new believer!
Ian Lurie is founder and CEO of Portent Inc., an internet marketing agency that has provided internet marketing, including PPC, SEO, social and analytics services, since 1995. Read More