Topic: New text editor for person records
We've just switched to using the Redactor editor for editing the main text in person records. It has not yet been turned on for adding new person records, or for other record types, because we want to test it out for a while.
This editor should work across most modern browsers, and offers a simple way to style text with things like bold, italics, headers, links, and so on. The web page fr the component is here: http://imperavi.com/redactor
1. I have not done the work to make Redactor use the exact same style sheets as the rest of the site, so the styling of individual elements in the editing window may differ from the "finished product". This means that font size, the look of links, etc may be a bit different. But the "structural elements" (paragraphs, link breaks, working links, bullet points) should be intact.
2. I tested editing on a couple person records with significant existing text and it was fine. But when you first try it, you should KEEP A COPY of the text just in case something goes wrong.
3. I haven't tested the "insert a table" button, but that should be rarely used anyway.
4. I removed the button to insert images, because I want to control how we link to images on other web sites, and keep it to a minimum. One day I will work on some custom buttons to include images already in The Athenaeum, but we should generally not "hot link" to other sites' images.
Please try out editing on a few people, and let me know if you encounter any problems. Once we feel confident that it's working well, I'll incorporate it across other pages on the site.