Posting Format

I’m still getting used to the Movable Type interface that ScienceBlogs is using (it’s a bit different than Blogger), and some of the changes may be noticible to you, my readers. For one, I’ve been dividing my posts into the “Entry Body” (which you can read on the evolgen front page) and the “Extended Entry” (which you must click “Read on” in order to see). I am doing this so that the front page is not filled up with a particularly long entry, and it’s easier to scan for an individual entry. The drawback of this is that only the Entry Body makes it into the RSS feed, which means you can no longer read all of evolgen through a newsreader. If anyone more familiar with Movable Type than I knows how I can still divide the posts into Entry Body and Extended entry yet still have the entire post in the site feed, please let me know in the comments.


  1. #1 coturnix
    January 15, 2006

    As a blogspot person considering moving to another platform, how much different really is it? How much coding knowledge one needs? How much tech support can you except to get here?

  2. #2 RPM
    January 15, 2006

    There isn’t much of a differences (it’s all HTML). Movable Type is cool because each section of the page code (sidebar, main page, each sidebar element) is in its own file.

  3. #3 coturnix
    January 16, 2006

    Do the techie-guys help you? I am sufficiently inept to need help even with Blogger.

  4. #4 RPM
    January 16, 2006

    There are “techie-guys” at ScienceBlogs who are respsonsible for maintaining everything. We have power to edit our our template (somewhat), but I haven’t really needed their help. Can’t tell you how much they would help out because I haven’t asked much of them yet.

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