November 07, 2005

Dojo rich text editing

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Our entry editor for BlogBuilder is fairly basic in that it does not provide any WYSIWYG functionality. We do however try and make life easier for people by letting them use either HTML or the super-simple Textile markup.

However, would a WYSIWYG editor be better? I would not want to sacrifice and compatibility or speed and take on a full blown Java editor like the one used in SiteBuilder, but I wonder if people would like Dojo

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  1. Dojo seems alright as it doesn't introduce too many formatting features. Given that entries generally have to look presentable in any blog theme as well as the recent entries page, providing too many formatting options might make the presentation of blogs suffer.

    Offering the textile formatting through a wysiwyg interface is probably the best way to keep things looking tidy, experienced users could switch to the existing code view if they want to add more advanced formatting.

    07 Nov 2005, 23:00

  2. John Dale

    I like the idea, but I favour tinyMCE over Dojo, because the tinyMCE guys have signed a deal with Wordpress to include their editor in future releases of Wordpress. This means that it'll be in use in thousands of blogs all around the world, which in turn means that it'll be thoroughly tested and tweaked and improved.

    08 Nov 2005, 09:27

  3. tinyMCE does indeed seem nicer. However, having said it is a good idea…do people really want/need it I wonder?

    08 Nov 2005, 09:33

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