Direct Manipulation with Medium.com
The magic of Medium is that it provides a one-size-fits-all approach to blogging, and polishes that experience to a sheen. Users have no control over the visual styling of their content beyond simple text formatting and image alignment; there is one and only one type of content; customization of presentation is impossible. It’s closer to a simple WYSIWYG word processor than a traditional web publishing tool.
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Movable Type v2 Editing Interface
Movable Type is a venerable blogging platform dating from 2001. It’s one of the oldest CMSs under continuous development. This image is the earliest UI that most people associate with the product. The v2 released coincided with the early heydey of blogging. Before WordPress showed up and took the blogging platform crown, this UI is what most early bloggers worked with.
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