Update the editor to look/behave more like that the new MediaWiki VisualEditor

NEW
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developer.mozilla.org
Editing
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enhancement
5 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: openjck, Unassigned)

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Details

(Whiteboard: [type:feature][pm-wanted][triaged])

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Description

5 years ago
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.
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Comment 1

5 years ago
Created attachment 800853 [details]
Google Docs editor
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Comment 2

5 years ago
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.
Blocks: 913441
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Updated

5 years ago
No longer blocks: 913441
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Comment 3

5 years ago
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.

Updated

4 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: Design / user experience → Editing
Whiteboard: [pm-wanted]
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Updated

4 years ago
Whiteboard: [pm-wanted] → [type:feature][pm-wanted][triaged]
Is there anything to be done here post-CKEditor 4?
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