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Lack of Interest Not WYSIWYG, But BBC With Live Preview

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Xarcell, May 14, 2012.

  1. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    The TinyMCE editor is a pain in the arse. I hate it with a passion, and a bag of dried plantains.

    Why not just use a normal textarea, with a BBC toolbar like Minorin, but have a live preview via jQuery of what your typing? I see it being done with the topic subject line, why can't you do that with a whole post?

    This would also eliminate the preview button, as preview would be automatic and live. The only exception would be for quick reply, but a live preview wouldn't be needed there. This would also help user's understand how to properly use BBC.

    Just look at this: http://pushingkarma.com/projects/jquery-wysiwym/

    It's even compatible with iPad...
     
  2. Itworx4me

    Itworx4me Well-Known Member

  3. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

  4. cclaerhout

    cclaerhout Well-Known Member

    Because it slows down the display and the typing. Better use TinyMce then. Mark It Up has also a preview function but without any refresh. I didn't integrate it because XenForo already has a preview function which works great.
     
  5. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    @cclaerhout

    What about turning this into a add-on?
     
  6. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    'pro' version of minorin with something like this is a possibility :)
     
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  7. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    I would love to see it, assuming it works with iPad.
     
  8. cclaerhout

    cclaerhout Well-Known Member

    Sorry I hadn't seen your post. There's already an addon. I don't want to add this functionality (which is easy to do the same way the jquery-wysiwym did). Again, it can slow down the typing and I prefer to make a preview the normal way ; but if Minorin starts to have it, good news for you :)
     
  9. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    Hm.. it would probably better to place the TinyMCE editor in two tabs, one is a rich-text-editor and one a source/bbcode editor with all the buttons above. I much prefer bbcode editors, but there are many users who actually prefer rich-text-editors.
     

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