The worst part of the site redesign is done.
I just changed the CMS application form the old NewsPro (which is not supported anymore, the creator is now working on Coranto) to Movable Type. Until now I am very positive about MT, I even was able to import all my old NewsPro posts!
The site now shows the default Movable Type layout and design, which is not ugly at all.
The coming weeks I am going to study the Movable Type templates and little by little create my own style.