In the last two weeks only one big(ish) change has been implemented and deployed. All the other changes to PerfectLearn have been minor user interface-related tweaks and fixes. The big change was to PerfectLearn’s editor component. Previously, PerfectLearn was using the Bootstrap-wysihtml5 editor. Bootstrap-wysihtml5 is a reasonable editor. Nonetheless, in retrospect, it has proven to not be up to the task of serious text editing. In many respects, it is a decidedly liteweight editor. So, after discussing this issue with some of the more active beta users, I decided to swap it for a Markdown-based editor.
The new editor has some neat functionality, including the ability to preview the resulting HTML before saving the topic and a full-screen option (which I find particularly useful).
Based on the feedback from the users and my own impression when using PerfectLearn, I’m convinced that replacing the editor, even at this late stage of the beta phase, was the right thing to do.
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