Moving to Movable Type

My experiment with Movable Type is going well, so now I’m preparing to change over from CityDesk. Here are a few things I’ve needed to change or tweak so far, just for my future reference:

  1. Turned on Individual, Monthly, and Category archives and tweaked their templates
  2. Changed references to each posting to be a permalink
  3. Removed the calendar from the main index page
  4. Changed the RSS feed templates as suggested on the RSS Validator site
  5. Changed the monthly archives to be stored by folder (e.g., 2002/12/index.html)
  6. Changed the category archives to be stored by folder (e.g., site/index.html). This will make finding the various categories easier, e.g. “”.

Things that still need to be worked out include:

  • Styles: everything still looks odd in certain web browsers
  • Location: move everything up from /blog/… to the root of the web site
  • Import: import old entries from CityDesk
  • Old URLs: make sure all old URLs are either covered by new content or are redirected appropriately