Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

RUI is not accessible? Check out Yahoo’s new Currency Converter

Category: Accessibility, Ajax, RichTextWidget, Unobtrusive JS, Yahoo!

I am proud to be able to announce the new currency converter on Yahoo finance. Why? Because it is a perfect example of how a complex rich user interface can be built in an accessible manner. As the main developer, Dirk Ginader explains: About 9 months ago my fellow co-worker, the User Experience Designer Graham Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 12:23 pm

4.4 rating from 39 votes

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

WysiHat: 37 Signals discuss new open source WYSIWYG editor

Category: RichTextWidget

We recently discussed the bane and choice of rich text editors and we have a new Hat in the ring. WysiHat is a new editor based on Prototype from 37signals: WysiHat is a WYSIWYG JavaScript framework that provides an extensible foundation to design your own rich text editor. WysiHat stays out of your way and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am

3.4 rating from 27 votes

Monday, October 13th, 2008

The bane and choice of Rich Text Editors

Category: RichTextWidget

Whenever Abe Fettig is in town I think about how painful his live has been working with rich text editors :) Stuart Atkinson has kindly done a roundup of the state of rich text editors, and it covers: TinyMCE: There’s a modified version of this included in WordPress these days, and it’s extremely well supported Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:49 am

3.1 rating from 67 votes

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Roxer: Simple web page creation and editing

Category: Dojo, RichTextWidget, Showcase

Jeremiah Grossman is known for his amazing Web security talks. Now though, along with Lex Arquette, he has come out with a Dojo powered project (using 1.0.2) Roxer which aims to be the easiest way to make a web page: Targeted mostly for novices, where with Roxer anyone can build just about any Web page Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:30 am

3.4 rating from 30 votes

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

EditArea: Rich Sourcecode Editor

Category: JavaScript, RichTextWidget

EditArea is a free JavaScript editor for source code. This editor is designed to edit source code files in a textarea. The main goal is to allow text formatting, search and replace and real-time syntax highlight. Features Easy to integrate, only one script include and one function call Tabulation support (allow to write well formated Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:57 am

3.9 rating from 30 votes

Friday, September 7th, 2007

On Browser WYSIWYG

Category: RichTextWidget

Alex is on a roll (just call him butter!) and has written about the state of browser WYSIWYG editing: The state of in-browser WYSIWYG is somewhere between pitiful and mind-numbingly painful. Opera and Safari have pulled themselves up by the bootstraps and soon all the major browsers will be at the same level of awful, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:37 am

3.6 rating from 18 votes

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Rich Text Controls: Tiny MCE 2.1.1 and Control.TextArea

Category: JavaScript, Library, RichTextWidget

There are a couple of updates in the world of rich text controls. Ryan Johnson has created a new control: Control.TextArea. This is a very different tool, as it isn’t about WYSIWYG functionality, but rather building toolbar based text areas that wrap simple text. It has support for functionality such as Markdown, Textile, etc. Everything Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:26 am

3.9 rating from 39 votes

Monday, March 5th, 2007

Weebly Relaunches

Category: RichTextWidget, Showcase

If you are interested in the WYSIWYG race, then you have probably checked out Weebly. They relaunched this morning, adding the features: Bring your own domain, and we’ll still host your website at your domain for free. We’ve integrated SnipShot image editing so that users can edit, crop, resize and retouch images within the Weebly Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:50 am

3.7 rating from 19 votes

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Xopus: browser based WYSIWYG editor

Category: RichTextWidget

Xopus is a browser based WYSIWYG editor that allows you to copy and paste from a Microsoft Word (or Open Office) document into the HTML page. This demo shows it in action. IE is the only browser supported in 3.1, but we have been promised that Firefox support is in the lab, and will be Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:35 am

3.4 rating from 45 votes

Monday, January 15th, 2007

byteplug: Experimental Online JavaScript Editor

Category: JavaScript, RichTextWidget, Toolkit, Utility

Andrea Giammarchi has been working on an online JavaScript editor and debugger. The online editor combines a possible solution for byte family plugins, a global byteplug namespace object, and a portable Editor panel to test quickly JavaScript and/or html pages. Features realtime debug   It allows developers to write and test code quickly using document.write, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:30 am

3.7 rating from 36 votes

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

skrbl pad: sharable scratch pad

Category: RichTextWidget, Showcase

skrbl pad is a simple scratch pad that allows you to “whiteboard” ideas at a sharable URL. It is a lot like Google Docs (Writely) and friends, but allows you to click absolutely everywhere, so a touch more free form.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:11 am

4.4 rating from 38 votes

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Authenteo: Ajax WYSIWYG CMS

Category: RichTextWidget, Showcase

We have often talked about the holy grail of a usable WYSIWYG CMS system where users build their website by just being on their website and editing layouts and pages. Kris Zyp is trying to do that with his new Authenteo system. We have released a beta version of our new development framework and content Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:07 am

3.3 rating from 54 votes

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Groups Wiki: Ajax’d WYSIWYG Wiki

Category: RichTextWidget, Showcase

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 Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:28 am

2.6 rating from 33 votes

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Where to use WYSIWYG: Abe Fettig

Category: Presentation, RichTextWidget, The Ajax Experience

Abe Fettig works on JotSpot, which has evolved its rich text editor as new releases have come out. People have a love hate relationship with WYSIWYG, especially developers, and Abe started out there: “I didn’t always like WYSIWYG” He starts off redefining what most people think of WYSIWYG. It doesn’t mean Microsoft Word. vi can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:42 pm

3.1 rating from 16 votes

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Tuesday Morning Roundup

Category: JavaScript, Prototype, RichTextWidget, Ruby, Scriptaculous, Tip, WebKit

some stuff on Prototype, Safari and trailing commas, an Ajax design pattern, and a slide library

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 8:00 am

3.5 rating from 26 votes

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

FCKEditor: Rich Text Editing

Category: Component, RichTextWidget

We recently covered the Dojo Rich Text Editor. Here’s FCKEditor, another widget that aims to be easy for users to work with and easy for developers to install and customise. Support for keyboard shortcuts is impressive, but the browser gets in the way sometimes. I got burned a couple of times with Cmd-Left, which in Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:14 am

3.3 rating from 39 votes

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