Editing in iOS (iPhone/iPad)1 user found helpful
I've found there are severe limitations on using c5 on my iOS devices:
1. WYSIWYG editing: I understand, first, that this is a limitation with the TinyMCE implementation, rather than a c5 issue, per se. However, if there were some alternative that would come up that IS iOS friendly, it would not only be beneficial, but make it *possible* to edit a site within the iOS environment.
2. Scrolling through modal dialogs: Currently, this is a complete impossibility. I don't, personally, understand the ins and outs as to why this is an issue, but it means we cannot easily edit or modify much of the information that comes up in those dialogs, let alone *see* or "tap" the OK or Submit buttons. This is even more severe if we want to use the 'add a block function and cannot scroll through the list!
I fully understand these are issues that are limited to the iOS only, but as that is a greatly increasing audience, it would be superb if it were developed both as another incentive for clients, as well as developers that use their iOS devices regularly! I've found *some* workarounds for said issues, but there are many, many problems that can leave me at a complete standstill on my iPad when working within a site.
Does anyone have any insight into this? Any ideas as to how we can create a "portal" for iOS users that slims down the code into a more simplified fashion that works within the iOS Webkit environment?
I'm greatly interested in seeing the feedback out there!
only the wysiwyg editor doesn't work, but that is common with all other cms. maybe the markdown or textile block is an alternative if you don't want to work with html.
sure, a special concrete5 app would be fine, but it's nearly impossible to get the functionalty of all blocks and plugins into one native ios app, I guess. So everybody would miss something important.
However, an ios app alternative for the tinymce editor would be a big deal. data could be transfered via clipboard from/to safari. So that one copies the html source out of the textarea but edits it in the rich text mode and after work is done he posts back html. only adding images from the filemanager don't work that way.
Unfortunatly I didn't find a rich text editor which does this on app store. only text editors with syntax highlighting.
BTW: it would be nice to be able to replace TinyMCE with Aloha Editor ;) Don’t know yet, if this would be possible.