SixApart President Mena Trott has announced that SixApart will be releasing a new site design this week for their SixApart, TypePad and Movable Type sites that in Mena’s words “have been made [to] convey our desire to present all of Six Apart’s websites in a cohesive and standard way. ”
The preview provided indicates a move from the current blog residing at the SixApart.com company address to a new portal layout with some limited text, most likely MT powered, to hawk the companies wares.
Whilst admitedly commerically sensible for the growing company, the move from blog to portal further demonstrates
the companies SixApart’s move away from grass roots blogging to serious corporate money makers, and also bucks the idea that a standard blog layout can provide commercial benefit and gain.
No word yet as to whether the design will also incorporate SixApart LiveJournal as well.