First Experiences With Movable Type
April 09, 2014

First Experiences With Movable Type

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Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction

Movable Type is used by the Office of Communications Division at Oberlin College & Conservatory. As a student blogger, we utilize the program to manage the Oberlin blogs for all contributors--students, admissions people and past bloggers. It helps us to effectively address a social media presence issue as well as helps Oberlin to successfully market its breadth of student perspectives while begin something fun and easy to engage with.
  • I like that there is a quick post option-- in the event that I ever need to post a blog quickly, I can do so.
  • There is an autosave function! One time, I mistakenly worked on a draft and did not save it but the server (thankfully) auto-saved my work and placed it in my draft box for me to return to later.
  • The preview tool truly comes in handy with assessing formatting issues, spelling errors and other proofreading necessities.
  • I would love to see more streamlined features for my writing-- like a smoother toolbar for bolding, underlining and italicizing things.
  • The work screen can often be very bland, I would enjoy seeing different ways of customizing my screen.
  • I would appreciate having a sidebar that shows me quick options (how to insert images, how to reformat lines, etc.) because it would make my writing process go a bit faster.
  • I am definitely more efficient as a student blogger when I transition into working with Movable Type
  • As a college student, I have gained a tremendous technological skill in becoming acquainted with Movable Type
  • My resume is probably a lot stronger by the addition of knowledge in navigating Movable Type and I will have the opportunity to work in more spaces because of that.
I have not used any other product except Movable Type for my job needs because this is a fairly new position for me. However, with the positive experiences that I have had with Movable Type thus far, I cannot imagine using another product to meet the demands of my job. I am quite satisfied with it.
I would renew my services with Movable Type because I feel that it is a quality product that is actively and measurably contributing to my job performance and the ability for me to do my job well. Thankfully, the service is provided through my employer (and, consequently, is not a direct expense to me) but I truly feel that it is a worthy service for all that it is able to accomplish.
Personally, the key question to ask about Movable Type is its reliability in terms of delivering the services that you expect it to deliver. In my experience with Movable Type, I have had no severe complications that make me view the product as inefficient or unreliable. I have always been able to accomplish my tasks and have the server do what I need it to do. Which is wonderful in my job and overall!