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How To Have Cruft-Free URLs?

The first question/answer from Ask Arvind...Lea writes: Can you provide tips on how to have cruft-free URLs (a la diveintomark.org, as well as others)? I already have this employed in my blog, but a lot of others don't. First of all what is cruft ? Cruft is basically the extensions of webpages for example .php, .html etc. In the field of...

How To Optimize Your Weblog And Make The Page Load

Here are some tips on how to optimize your weblog and make the page load times drop:Sidebars: Sidebars are everything when you're talkin about page load. I have found that sidebars on the right decrease page load times dramatically. Having the sidebar on the right also allows the content to load first. The content is what your readers...

Smarty Is Built Into MT (Smarty. MT. Dynamic)

Now that Smarty is built into MT, you've got a whole load of new features that you can use. Just have a look at the documentation everything discussed in those docs are available to MT users, the only difference is instead of single braces you need to use double, for example where in the Smarty docs it gives you...

Tweaking Searches In MT Templates

The search form that comes with default MT templates is very limited in what it lets you do - basically it only lets you search the current blog and allows you to not specify any oother options. Here are some things you can do with searches. The code listed here can go into any template but the code must...

Fluid Three Column

Learning Movable Type has an article that guides you through the steps of creating a three blog layout. The only problem is that the #container width has been set to 904 pixels. This means that on a 800x600 layout you're going to get the nasty horizontal scroll.The best way around this is to create a fluid three column layout...

Turn Your Fixed MT Style Into A Fluid Style

The default styles that come with MT are what is known as 'fixed' styles. This means that size of objects and their positions are fixed and are defined in pixels (px) This also means, no matter what a person's screen resolution, everything will be the same width and in approximately the same position. Now this may seem good but...