Well, you should notice a new text editor input box.

This is the result of about a day of hacking the EXCELLENT TinyMCE source files. I'm really surprised how advanced these tools have gotten - I remember when I first implemented this WYSIWYG editor into Tabulas 1.0, there were just a whole slew of problems which lead to the demiseof the feature.

But with time comes progress.

In any case, I'm a bit nervous about this whole feature because I feel like it's going to lock out users from posting to their Tabulas account. Or that the feature is going to somehow gain artificial intelligence and take over Tabulas.

No, honestly ... I'm just scared because I'm throwing into production a hacked modification of an open source project without fully understanding a lot of the coding behind the text box.

In any case, everything should still work. Let me know if something isn't working :)

. . .

Next up: much much better hit logging data. The data's already looking a lot better. Jeez louise I have a lot of referral spam. I need to fix this problem.

Currently listening to: Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Currently feeling: stressed
Posted by roy on March 9, 2005 at 03:36 AM in Tabulas | 9 Comments

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gonffen (guest)

Comment posted on March 14th, 2005 at 01:02 PM
Sorry about being lazy and not logging in, I just want to give my two cents on the new editor.

I personally don't like it, but I know why it was put there and think for most people it will add a lot of functionality to tabulas. So thumbs up Roy. :D
Comment posted on March 10th, 2005 at 02:13 PM
This doesn't have much anything to do with the entry, but are you thinking about perhaps developing a client like the LJ-based one? I know they're different platforms, but do you think there's a way tabulas could ever work on LJ clients like Semagic?
Comment posted on March 10th, 2005 at 05:43 AM
Nice job. Got the paragraphing down and all. Will have to Post an entry utilizing every single function of the new editor. Should be fun. NEWBIE NOTE: It's common knowledge, but if you don't know, to drop down a single line instead of starting a new paragraph, go Shift+Enter.

Yes, how it works in Frontpage. :x
Comment posted on March 9th, 2005 at 02:02 PM
holy cow roy... u go boy-eeee!
Comment posted on March 9th, 2005 at 01:36 PM
you make me sick you sexist pig

nixie_bu (guest)

Comment posted on March 9th, 2005 at 07:44 AM
you're the best! :D
Comment posted on March 9th, 2005 at 07:18 AM
Holy crap, Roy - this is fantastic!

Now I can align my images.

Nicely done :)
Comment posted on March 9th, 2005 at 03:45 AM
i like the new editor but it's kinda slow... hmmmm
Comment posted on March 9th, 2005 at 03:46 AM
Yeah, there's nothing I can do about that. It's a complex piece of software so loading it up takes some time. If it's unbearably slow, just switch to the basic editor and you should be OK :)