Slick UI

When I first read about the new wysiwyg interface to Typepad, I didn’t think it was such a big deal. I’ve seen dozens of wysiwyg forms before and few were anything but annoying.

The Typepad UI is amazing though. It goes way beyond making text bold, italics, or 64 different colors. Today I created a post where I uploaded a graphic, aligned it to the right, and filled in text around it. I didn’t think the UI would handle it, but here’s how it looked on the admin end of things (post area highlighted):

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It was capable of uploading the image, storing it, and displaying it via CSS and I could continue writing text around it. Fantastic. I’ve never seen a wysiwyg interface that could do something like that and my hat’s off to whoever wrote the monster javascript this application must have required.

It’s as close as you can get to actually writing posts in their final format. I can’t wait until this kind of featureset comes to MT.