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feature creep

I was looking at the feature list for a blogging tool that one of the people on bOingbOing was raving about. Nothing too much that's not already in the existing Mac LJ clients aside from syntax coloring.

Two feature ideas that popped up from this, though, that I'm tossing to the developers of both LJ clients I use:
  • Use the CSS from your journal, for some idea of what the entry will look like in your recent view.

  • User-extensible HTML markup toolbar buttons. What if, for some reason, I find myself starting to use <cite> often? Or <span style="text-decoration:blink">? It'd be lovely to be able to create a button for that and throw it into the toolbar.

  • HTML syntax coloring would be nice. Very nice.

I suspect that none of these are easy additions, but nothing interesting ever is, is it?


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Apr. 14th, 2004 11:39 am (UTC)
These are interesting ideas
Using CSS would be difficult. Especially without adding a WebCore dependency which is something that I, for one, have been wanting to avoid.

The custom HTML tags could be done, actually. That one wouldn't be too hard, either.

The HTML syntax colouring would actually be not too bad, either, but it would require some changes to the existing text box, I think (I can't remember if they need to be special to display colours - maybe not, actually). It would actually look pretty slick, too.

I am working on some internal re-factoring, at the moment, so I won't get to this too soon but they are good ideas and I will keep them in mind.

I don't know what the other guys are up to, right now.
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