Monday, November 20th, 2006
Ben Nolan has created his take on an ajax’d up wysiwyg wiki called GroupsWiki.
Some of the interesting features are:
- Always editing, users are always editing their wikis, we attach events to the links so that they can open new pages even while contenteditable is enabled.
- Ajax image insert using a micro-version of lightbox. We also do table insertion the same way.
- Autosave – the users data is auto-saved every 30 seconds via ajax callbacks.
- Nice simple design and simple UI.
The application is built using Rails, Prototype, and TinyMCE. Ben didn’t use this great behaviour.js for this application as he says: “I tend to use behaviour only when doing sites that will actually work without JS” (nice and pragmatic).
Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:28 am