The Dreamhost web hosting company lets you put specially-named files in the root, or home directory of your website. These pages will show anytime you get a server or 404 page not found error.
By nesting two tables inside a single-cell header table, you can make the Header on your web page liquid. For wide pages the two tables are on left and right. When the viewer window is narrow, the two tables stack.
Once you have spent a lot of time thinking out the architecture of your MT5.0 install, and a goodly amount of time adding content, you can doll up the install to be pretty and different.
I noticed that any text in my blog post that had no style would get a link assigned to it by Movable Type.
The last appearance issue I wanted to fix in the original installation is the fact there was a huge logo "Powered by Movable Type" in the sidebar. There was also a link to Movable Type in the footer.
After I added some content to the site I became unhappy with the blog called Links and its location in a sub-directory rako.com/Bookmarks/. The blog really was about recommended products, services and websites. I used the setting tab to change the name of the blog to "Recommended" and the location as rako.com/Recommend/.
One problem with architecting the site as 9 blogs is that the header of the pages only has a link to the blog index.html page, not rako.com. There must be a better way, but for now I just changed all the banner header template files to:
Since I think homepages should not be a table of contents, that means you do have to make a table of contents page, similar to what the homepage of most websites looks like.
Once you have the Archive system figured out, you can author your home page. First you create a template file in the Archive blog. That creates a sub-directory and file, all based on the date and month, such as Archive/2011-05/2011-05.htmI.
The biggest fallacies of web design are 1) content and presentation should be separate, and 2) publishing on the web is not like publishing a paper magazine.
The Movable Type programmers call pictures and files "assets". This is to confuse you so they can feel smarter than you.
With Zemanta killed, you can make your first blog post. When you press "publish", Movable Type will create the first post, 1.html.
Once you have the site architected and the blogs created in the database, you can tweak the publishing settings. Start with a sub-directory that does not already have some old legacy content.
Once you have your site architected you need to change a whole slew of settings. You can do some of these as you create the blogs.
Once you get the Movable Type wizard to run, or build the mt/mt-config.cgi file, you can architect your site. Unlike most programmers, humans can think in two dimensions, so you are best off using a piece of paper and a pen.
This site runs on Movable Type 5 OS. The key benefit about Movable type versus all other blog platforms and CMS (content management systems) is that Movable Type creates static HTML (hypertext markup language) pages.