GUI Builder Idea for Next Version


#1

:blue_heart: then again you could get thisā€¦ then add you own elements : http://innovastudio.com/builderdemo/ #woooh! :open_mouth: (edited)

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or you could tone it back to this and add your own decorations : this front end grid builder http://troolee.github.io/gridstack.js/ as a basisā€¦ (edited)

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they also have this: http://innovastudio.com/contentbox.aspx

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their wysiwyg editor is also killerā€¦ (used it for years) http://innovastudio.com/live-editor.aspx

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US$199 (no source), US$599 (full source) inc 150 layout blocksā€¦ + 500 more for US$179ā€¦ built for CMSā€™s. #crikey (edited)

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Video: http://innovastudio.com/resources/internal/file_views/515/37_Minimalist.mp4 (edited)


#2

This is great + I think there are a couple of ideas here.

  1. Layout editor - this would not be part of the rich text area, but a separate concept for managing page layouts. Layout areas could contain editable fields, etc. which would invoke the richeditor when edited. Done right, would be super awesome (I believe that Mura 7 has something like this??)
  2. wysiwyg editor improvements. From a quick look at the innovastudio, I couldnā€™t see a compelling reason to switch from CKEditor which is open source and allows to create our own plugins (i.e. Preside widgets). These plugins took a good deal of development so a switch of editor will be costly time wise. That said, improving the usability of the editor is always in mind - better skins, more keyboard shortcuts, etc.

Is there anything in particular about the innovastudio editor that rocks over CKeditor?