Friday, June 24
I'm going to be switching Minx to the Dojo toolkit. At present we're using Innova Editor, a tiny bit of Mootools, and some custom stuff I cooked up long ago. I also have licenses for some Flash charting, mapping, and media player modules, but I haven't really deployed them yet.
I'm going with Dojo because it's a single, consistent library that's available under a sensible, no-strings license (BSD or AFL) and provides:
- A solid set of form and layout widgets.
- A WYSIWYG editor with blockquote - the only one I've ever seen. (I have no idea why no-one implements this.)
- A flexible grid component, ideal for managing posts and comments.
- A capable charting component.
- A lightbox / image gallery component.
- A syntax highlighter.
- A Flash/HTML5 flexible file uploader.
I will be retaining Innova Editor as an option, but the Dojo editor will be the default for comments and for new blogs.
* As opposed to "MooTools, plus this list of plugins, plus Highcharts, plus Innova Editor, plus..."
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Friday, June 24 2011 03:50 PM (+rSRq)
There will be new template and BBCode tags, and there will be an option to switch to a fancier version of the control panel. (Which will become the default once it's tested and accepted.)
To enable the new features, you'll just need to add one line of code to your header template. I was able to load up the new toolkit on my blog without changing anything, which left me feeling very positive about the possibilities.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, June 24 2011 04:00 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Saturday, June 25 2011 01:07 AM (9KseV)
To enable the new features, you'll just need to add one line of code to your header template.
When the time comes, I assume you'll tell us how to do it.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Saturday, June 25 2011 01:30 AM (+rSRq)
I'll provide a button (like the 1.0->1.1 upgrade button) to do the change, but doing it manually will be easy enough for anyone even slightly technical.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, June 25 2011 03:31 PM (PiXy!)
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