Wednesday, February 28, 2007
One of the basic things I want to do with the visual editor/composer is instant easy-to-grok visual changes, for instance choosing _just_ the right sublime background color for an element.
Recently I had been using the rather plain colorpicker in the current dojo branch. Not incredibly simple to use (but OK, what the hey. It's no TreeV3, so who am I to complain?) but lacking in choices. After that I found a colorpicker with a larger variety of colors to choose from, but still it wasn't enough.
I had to undo some rather advanced stuff that mark Kahn, the author, had done to speed up things a bit (a micro- templating engine which stored a cached copy of elements) to make it work. Maybe I'll redo it when I'm smart enough :)
Anyway, the point is that I know have a nearly-correct (I've broken the "minitoolbar" functionality somehow) Industrial strength colorpicker for all created elements in the editor, and that feels just great.