| 11:05 pm on Dec 12, 2005 (gmt 0)|
The webmasters are reading this and going, "huh?"
It's packaging, folks. No technology, just making a neat little package where common people can access the web.
| 1:32 am on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
sounds like a pretty sweet deal.
| 6:00 am on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|Six Apart has optimized its Movable Type software specifically for Yahoo’s hosting environment and they claim it will result in performance that is "140% faster than the vast majority of hosting environments". |
I'm unimpressed. Also, I'm unconvinced.
I'm not questioning the business savvy of either company.
The move by MT won't get me to Yahoo. The specific optimization doesn't make me feel good about using MT elsewhere.
| 1:06 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Great news for the lovely couple that started Six Apart, Ben & Mena.
If you've read their story (or met them) you would only wish them the very best.
| 3:19 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I'm almost always glad to hear a success story. Who wouldn't want Yahoo pushing / selling / bundling their software product if it's profitable?
I guess I don't understand what is special about Yahoo's hosting environment, unless it had issues to start with that they are making work-arounds for.
Since they sell the software, I'd think they'd want to make it faster for everyone.
| 9:03 am on Dec 14, 2005 (gmt 0)|
This is a cheap way to get a fully installed MT blog going. If your client doesn't want to be bothered paying consultant rates to setup an MT blog this could be a great option. Or if you just want to throw up an MT based site real quick then this is a good option as well.
| 3:38 pm on Dec 14, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Yahoo has done well translating technology for the masses. They offered simple email, simple stores, and now simple blogs. I've done a variety of MT installs, and they aren't difficult for even semi-technical people. Still, I've had installations go awry that were time consuming to sort out. With this, a non-techie can skip the tech stuff and just start blogging. MT makes a pretty fair elementary CMS, too.
Having said that, many hosts offer one click installation of WordPress, the open source blog/CMS, so would-be bloggers have plenty of options. The Yahoo name can't hurt, though.
| 11:47 am on Dec 24, 2005 (gmt 0)|
They are also offering wordpress as well.
"Guy Yalif from Yahoo says, “We believe that by adding WordPress’ blogging application to our leading web hosting product, we are providing a top notch, scalable, and reliable solution for less than $12 per month.”"