on 2006-01-08 06:45
on 2006-01-08 23:12
On Jan 7, 2006, at 9:44 PM, Duane Johnson wrote: > > Regards, > > Duane Johnson > (canadaduane) > http://blog.inquirylabs.com/ > Duane- I just wanted to say I love this plugin and I am already using it on a new site I am working on. I have a few ideas for bundles but I want to flesh them out a bit before I let on. This is a great idea though and I think its a great addition to my dev tools. Thanks- -Ezra
on 2006-01-12 00:08
Hi Duane, nice work! Perhaps this one is sth for you (althoug it's a bit flash): http://www.measuremap.com/developer/slider/ Beate
on 2006-01-12 19:11
On Jan 11, 2006, at 4:06 PM, Beate Paland wrote: > Hi Duane, > > nice work! > > Perhaps this one is sth for you (althoug it's a bit flash): > http://www.measuremap.com/developer/slider/ > > Beate Thanks, Beate. I saw that earlier and thought it was too constricted, but now that I look at it again, it looks quite nice. Duane Johnson (canadaduane) http://blog.inquirylabs.com/
on 2006-01-12 20:29
On Jan 12, 2006, at 10:10 AM, Duane Johnson wrote: >> Beate > > Thanks, Beate. I saw that earlier and thought it was too > constricted, but now that I look at it again, it looks quite nice. > > Duane Johnson > (canadaduane) > http://blog.inquirylabs.com/ Rick Olson aka techno-weenie has already written a plugin for that measure map stuff. I http://weblog.techno-weenie.net/2006/1/10/ using_the_measuremap_date_slider Cheers- -Ezra Zygmuntowicz Yakima Herald-Republic WebMaster http://yakimaherald.com 509-577-7732 firstname.lastname@example.org
on 2006-02-01 04:46
Duane, I kind of hesitate to suggest it, but how about considering TinyMCE? It's big, it doesn't work on some browsers (Safari?), but it's also incredibly useful and probably the most advanced/robust/active tool of its type around. Regards Dave M.
on 2006-02-02 06:26
On Jan 31, 2006, at 8:44 PM, David Mitchell wrote: > Dave M. This looks pretty interesting. I've been considering the pros and cons of heavy- vs. light-weight editors. So far, my favorite light- weight editor is Dojo: http://dojotoolkit.org/docs/rich_text.html Have you shopped around for a heavy-weight solution? Would you recommend TinyMCE above all others? Since I'm not as familiar with these heavier ones, and I'd rather include only one in the bundle, I'm willing to trust your opinion (and anyone else with experience) on this. The only other I know of is FCKeditor. Regards, Duane Johnson (canadaduane) http://blog.inquirylabs.com/
on 2006-02-02 06:47
Duane, I think actually having a relatively simple facility to include an editor on your page would outweigh the differences between TinyMCE and FCKeditor (not sure about Dojo, but it looks a lot "lighter" than the other two). In other words, whatever you decide to go with could well be fine for 90% of the cases where you'd use it. For the one app where I've deployed TinyMCE, the challenge I've found is to have it render the page in a reasonable amount of time - it really crawls on Firefox on both Linux and Windows (haven't tested on IE or anything else at this stage). I tried FCKeditor and found it was about the same. The link between my dev box and the boxes running the browser is 100Mb/s, so that's not likely to be a factor in the performance drop, nor is the performance of either of the two systems likely to be an issue. I haven't yet gotten to the point of sniffing the traffic to see the quantity of bytes being moved around. >From my (very selfish) personal perspective, I'd like an editor to allow a user to put in quite a large subset of the entire HTML feature set - they should be able to create tables, subscripts, superscripts, change colors, include links to pictures, horizontal lines and so on. The reason I think this level of capability (and not some subset) is useful is that it lets a user essentially input their text in a ready-to-print fashion; this gives more "hints" as to how the text should be rendered to e.g. PDF if it needs to be printed later. Using something simpler, like Dojo, means there's a order of magnitude more "speculation" required in interpreting what the printed output should look like. Example: "If I go to print this user-entered text as a document, should titles be printed in green Verdana 24pt?" - well, if the user has the capability to input green 24pt Verdana within the editor, then you can pretty safely assume that's what any printed version should look like! If the editor doesn't have the capability to input e.g. green text, then the printing app would have to make some sort of assumption about the color that should be in the printed document. >From that perspective, FCKeditor probably beats out TinyMCE, but I haven't used either enough to make a definitive recommendation between the two. I *think* FCKeditor lets you turn off functionality that you don't want; not sure about TinyMCE. All absolutely IMHO, and obviously open to debate and further discussion from others. Regards Dave M.
on 2006-02-02 08:58
Here my experience with Richtext editors: Within my rails app, the latest DOJO editor crashed Firefox 1.5, when used in AJAX-loaded forms, otherwise (non-ajax) the DOJO editor is my preferred choice. I also experimented with something like an inplace-editor based on TinyMCE, it worked well under most circumstances, but was a pain to configure.
on 2006-02-02 19:59
on 2006-02-02 22:54
> Having played with the web editors discussed, I went with TinyMCE, > although if Dojo works (or has worked out) its Firefox issues, it'd be > far and away my 1st choice. And TinyMCE works fine in Safari, but > some features are missing. The latest version fails on a fully updated 10.4.4 system it seems. Best regards Peter De Berdt