Archive for December, 2008
I've never done this kind of thing before, so I did a little snooping around. There are apparently alot of solutions out there, some of them better and more robust than others. After studying what they do, I decided to try my hand at building a simple JS loader in Spry, given that the core files I need are More >
If you use one or more of the billion and seven content managment systems out there, you're probably more than familiar with a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) text editor. These *fun* little textareas allow users to mimic, with decent accuracy, the styles and organization that they would normally apply in word-processing documents.
The original intention of WYSIWYGs, of course, was to put control of text styling and organzation for web-based content into the hands of the people managing the content, so that every bit of text-editing doesn't have to go through the web developer. The result, however, is a disaster.
Why a disaster? Well, before discussing the reasons why, try this little experiment. The next time you're around a web designer/developer, say nothing to them. Simply shift your eyes, turn your head, and randomly blurt out "WYSIWYG!!!". They will either 1.) punch you in the mouth out of built up frustration or 2.) cower in a corner as they are reminded of how they are abused by WYSIWYGs on a daily basis.
So what's the big deal?
Well, to begin, most content managers have no business even thinking the word "design," much less actively participate in it. Giving them the reigns to "make the More >
Oh yeah! I just received email confirmation today that I have been accepted to participate in the Centaur (ColdFusion 9) alpha release! Additionally, I am going to be able to beta Bolt, a new Eclipse-based IDE being developed by Adobe to be used in conjunction with ColdFusion.
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