MarkItUp

Turn any textarea into an editor, http://markitup.jaysalvat.com/home/.

Todd
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Perch use Markitup.
http://www.rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2011/07/27/your-wysiwyg-editor-sucks/
Written before Redactor came on the scene which they quite like. Interesting read though.

I don’t think any of my clients would like to see code and if they have to deal with images, forget it with markitup.

Unfortunately Pulse have switched to Redactor whose good looks belies its clunky underbelly.

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So what editor do you both prefer and why?


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I’m using Redactor, primarily with Perch. Much cleaner look. Besides, if you have a client determined to do something stupid, they will. And then we’ll get paid to fix it. :slight_smile:


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So what editor do you both prefer and why?

Personally I preferred ckeditor though I realise that new developments might be making it redundant and its not pretty. However it manages text and more to the point images much better. The issue if any that it produces less lean code is to me and the clients I have less important, it works.

Redactor does indeed look great but positioning text and images can be a nightmare. You have to go back and forth so many damn times before its right. No scaling on resizing images, lack of format options though you can edit the editor if you have the know how.
God help you if you wish to center align an image. Hint; use indent.

This set of images (for example) was a nightmare to arrange and I had to go into the code area and re-size, thankfully they were all square or it would not have been possible without knowing the proportioned size. The small text was created as an H4 style. : Scottish Photography by George Logan :: Occasional Ramblings with a Camera

Just finished this site and formatted and inputted the text myself, client would have struggled initially to make it look as good:
http://www.craighallcastle.com/index.php

Of course even showing the client how to do it and make the site looking good does not guarantee a pleasing result when they get their hands on it. Thankfully I have some clients who haven’t deviated from what I’ve instructed, restoring my faith in humanity :slight_smile:

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What I thought was useful (and why I posted the link) was how easy it is to install the editor for use on the front-end, regardless of whether you use a CMS or not.

I tend to use Redactor with Perch because it’s already stripped-down to the basics and that’s all my clients need. But I agree with seoras that its image handling is too basic. I like CKEditor (the code looks fine to me) but it seems Perch uses the Standard version which by default has missing key features I want which is why I tend to use Redactor with Perch, despite its weak image handling. I haven’t looked into installing the full version of CKEditor yet. I do use the full version of CKEditor with MODX and like it a lot. It better matches the rest of the UI (kind of like Redactor and way better than TinyMCE) and is fairly easy to customize, plus I’m happy with the code it generates.

If the Redactor devs improve image handling it would strike a good balance for me.

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If the Redactor devs improve image handling it would strike a good balance for me.

Agree with you there.

I especially like how you can click and drag an image to a different position with ckeditor. And how you can easily set the size and padding etc.
The ckeditor menu is quite easy to adapt, another plus.

I tend to focus on images as I’m from a photography background.

What I thought was useful (and why I posted the link) was how easy it is to install the editor for use on the front-end, regardless of whether you use a CMS or not.

Yes that could be useful. I’ll have another look.

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