One Man & His Blog

Revamping Flight's Blogs

RBI’s creative services did the design work, creating a standard look on top of the provided Six Apart default templates, which could be customised on a per blog basis with an individual header. We used Mark Carey’s Template Exporter plugin to package up the design, and make it available within Movable Type as a template set.

Then, all Flight Global’s web gopher, Mr Stuart “Disco Stu” Clarke had to do was upload the style images to each blog, and then use the “refresh templates” option to replace the old MT3 templates with the brand-spaking new ones.

Once we figured out the template exporting, it turned out to be a pretty painless process, which gives me hope that we can quickly upgrade the designs of our blogs right across the company.

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Adam Tinworth   Adam Tinworth

Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.


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