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Improve the look of the text editor

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Sir nick, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Sir nick

    Sir nick Well-Known Member

    Hello guys,

    When i make a thread the box just doesn't seem to really blend. I wish it was fit to the end of the style and same with signature it just seems placed their really. Maybe redo the grey with the blue of the board to make it blend better?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm guessing this is already on the list but the text editor (simple and advanced) looks like a throwback/add on and doesn't do the software any favours.

    Every time I see it, it reminds me of all the things I don't like about other forum software.
    AlexandrosD likes this.
  3. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I think it should be a nice simple box with options for bold italics and video embedding like on facebook.
  4. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    I don't mind the way it looks now. Do you have any screenshots or mockups of how you would want it to look?
  5. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    What do you mean exactly?
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It just doesn't look like an integrated part of the software.
    The colours are wrong, no shading or drop shadow, rounded corners, etc.

    It looks like they just took it from vB and dumped it here as an afterthought

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  7. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The editor will be getting an overhaul but there's a lot of things that are more pressing...
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  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I can fully understand that Kier, good to hear it will be getting a revamp though.

  9. CBI Web

    CBI Web Well-Known Member

    This being an unreleased early alpha version of the software, I think it's a given that a few things just won't be dazzling right now. Besides I can't see Kier & Co. letting the editor remain as is. ;)
    AlexandrosD likes this.
  10. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Hmm... I have no problems whatsoever with it. But even in this case, it get's an overhaul. Interesting so see what!
    Eriksrocks likes this.
  11. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    The editor is pretty nice but i can be improved ie add more bbcodes that are already implemented just need the buttons.
  12. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    To clarify, the 'look' hasn't been based on vB. Its TinyMCE - this is what it looks like as default.

    I've recently been using CKEditor along side a bbcode plugin - I highly recommend Kier and Mike take a look (unless a custom one is in the pipeline!).
  13. Freddie

    Freddie Active Member

    I think we can safely say that the Advanced editor page is just there to get the job done at present.
  14. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I like the editor just fine personally.
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for the clarification, I don't know what TinyMCE is so the only place I've seen it before is on vB forums.
  16. Sean James

    Sean James Well-Known Member

  17. AdrianH

    AdrianH Active Member

    So do I , it is clear and functional.
  18. Floris

    Floris Guest

    About the title btw, I don't think it looks awful. Especially for a first alpha of the first version.
  19. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I can see I'm swimming against the tide on this one...

    Still, that's never stopped me in the past ;)
  20. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Do we really need anything more? I mean, it's a text editor. How fancy does it need to be? ;)

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