Movable Type Not Org

Finally, it seems that the good folks at Six Apart, the company behind Movable Type, have knocked the “.org” on its head. I still don’t understand the appeal of commercial ventures having a non-profit .org address — with a redesigned site and reincorporation of movabletype.org into the fold, the company is starting to make sense to me and probably to many users who might fear the oddity of a technology company with identity issues.
Jay Allen writes about the new design and so does Mena Trott, co-founder of the company.
Regarding the design, it’s just nice. There’s nothing sharp about it, literally. All of the edges have been sanded down, the colors are awfully dull, and the typefaces used look so friendly that I feel like gagging. In terms of usability, it’s fantastic — much easier to read, recognize information, and find new knowledge. Mule Design did the job.

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