Opened 11 years ago
Last modified 11 years ago
#338 closed defect (FIXED)
Inform users of Markdown and other formatting options
|Reported by:||maiki interi||Owned by:||Jef van Schendel|
Riding on top of `#689 </issues/689>`_, it took me a while to figure out that Markdown could be used (after HTML and Textile, I ended up figuring it out from looking at closed issues). I don't have any particular suggestion, but maybe an info box on the side or the footer could indicate what can be used to format their text.
Change History (6)
comment:1 by , 11 years ago
comment:2 by , 11 years ago
Groovy! I've been thinking about how I would like this to work, looking at what other sites do. For example, Redmine has the "Text formatting" link in the upper-right corner of the text box. It opens a new window. While that seems to work okay, it both annoys me, and makes me wonder if that is accessible. What happens in JAWS? Or on a mobile device? I am playing with templates, so a consideration is how different themes will handle messages like this, and at which point do we add them (views versus templates). Anyhow, looking forward to what you come up with.
comment:3 by , 11 years ago
|Status:||New → Closed|
I've given the comment section a small makeover and it now includes the text "Type your comment here. You can use Markdown for formatting.", where "Markdown" links to `http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/basics <http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/basics>`_. A bit crude maybe, but it works. This text only appears after you've clicked "Add comment" so it isn't visible by default. I decided against adding a mini-tutorial (as used by Redmine or Reddit) because it'll add complexity and a simple link works on every platform (you've got a good point about popups and accessibility). We can always add it later though. :)
comment:4 by , 11 years ago
Jef van Schendel wrote: I've given the comment section a small makeover and it now includes the text "Type your comment here. You can use Markdown for formatting.", where "Markdown" links to Thanks Jef. There is a few other places left: - Media description editing (for media already uploaded) - Upload page - User bio (issue `#410 </issues/410>`_)
comment:5 by , 11 years ago
Done! `https://gitorious.org/mediagoblin/mediagoblin/commit/8545cfc97d9336b100881bd3ebafd4a5f4882dd3/diffs/9c196287ad26f52acb38d6c37560848da23151a6 <https://gitorious.org/mediagoblin/mediagoblin/commit/8545cfc97d9336b100881bd3ebafd4a5f4882dd3/diffs/9c196287ad26f52acb38d6c37560848da23151a6>`_
comment:6 by , 11 years ago
The original url for this bug was http://bugs.foocorp.net/issues/690 .
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