MT Stylesheet Help

I’m moving my own site from Blogger to another url, and I’d really, really like to keep the design the same as it is, but modifying the free Movable Type templates is proving to be way more time consuming than I’d imagined. If you think you can help, please drop a comment and I’ll email you. BTW: my site is simply a modification of Blogger’s “Minima” template — so what I really want is Minima for MT, but it only seems to exist for Blogger and WordPress.

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  1. Seems like the easiest way to do it would be to build in a table, rather than trying to do the whole thing with a stylesheet. Take a look at the source for PoliBlog–while it is done in WP it is an adaptation of what I had with MT.

  2. Alan Kellogg says:

    Learning Movable Type. Yes, you can do a three column layout using CSS. 🙂

    Tons of other advice as well.

  3. -S- says:

    I can help you accomplish that but it’d be far easier if you could persuade Ed ( to do it with/for you via an IM session (he’s a wiz at what you describe you want to accomplish).

    Since Ed helped me do about the same thing, however, I could help you via a few IM sessions (it’ll take me a bit longer than it would Ed, is what I mean, just because he’s proficient at the templates and organizational steps involved, while I’d take a bit longer but could still manage, just use more of your/my time to do it).

    Or, email Ed (, and find his email link) and see if he’d be available to assist, offer a bit of a donation…tell him I suggested it, might help.

  4. -S- says:

    You can simply copy and paste your blogger template into a MT template, easy as long as you know what tags to place where and what to modify/include/exclude.

  5. Mark J says:

    Alternatively, use WordPress instead of Movable Type. If you’re planning on enabling comments and TrackBacks, you’ll appreciate its spam-fighting abilities.