Google Docs offers an (almost) full-screen editing experience. Writing in Google Docs feels like writing in a word processor. We have tried offering a similar experience to users in the past, but our implementation severely complicated scrolling behavior, leading to both confusion and serious editor bugs. We should offer a similar full-screen, word-processor-like writing experience to our users while preserving sensible scrolling behavior.
Created attachment 800856 [details] Proposed MDN editor This is a rough mockup, but it illustrates the point. If we adopt this approach, we would need to make it appear more streamlined and would additionally need to find a place to put the save/discard/etc. buttons and the revision comment box.
Actually, the VisualEditor project is a much better precedent here. I would be *thrilled* if we updated our editor to look more like this. http://i.imgur.com/ap7uppd.png
Summary: Update the editor to look/behave more like that of Google Docs → Update the editor to look/behave more like that the new MediaWiki VisualEditor
Yeah, either of these would be a win. The key, though, is that we not lose functionality in the process. But going with a feel like either of these would be a great win.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: Design / user experience → Editing
Whiteboard: [pm-wanted] → [type:feature][pm-wanted][triaged]
Is there anything to be done here post-CKEditor 4?
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