CEO-Friendly WYSIWYG Web Editor Compatible with Safari, Accepts Paste from Word?
June 21, 2004 12:20 PM   Subscribe

Apropos of Matt checking out FCKEditor, and the typical Mac experience of non-functionality, are there any decent WYSIWYG web editors out there that work with Safari? I'm talking about true formatting a CEO can deal with, not a button that subs in the HTML tags for you.

One more caveat- needs to support cut-and-paste from a Word doc. I'm glad that ActivEdit finally supports the Mac, but I can't paste into it.
posted by mkultra to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
I have no experience with Safari, but there are specifications for writing cross-browser rich text editors. Here's one from Netscape. There are other solutions such as Editize, which is a java applet.
posted by tomorama at 12:32 PM on June 21, 2004

These Java applets worked for us. If you're going to support cut'n'paste from Word though, be prepared to strip a lot of shit out of the user input before it gets to the database.
posted by yerfatma at 1:26 PM on June 21, 2004

the typical Mac experience of non-functionality

posted by Mo Nickels at 1:27 PM on June 21, 2004

Can Mozilla's composer be made into a control? That would rock way hard.
posted by Space Coyote at 1:54 PM on June 21, 2004

I use this one
posted by holloway at 2:47 PM on June 21, 2004

The answer is no, at least not without resorting to Flash or a Java applet. Mozilla and IE are the only browsers that implement rich-text editing, which is why all of these tools only support those two browsers. I'm working on one of these editors myself, and I really wish Opera and Safari would get on the ball and implement this functionality.
posted by Khalad at 5:48 PM on June 21, 2004

holloway, how are you using that with Safari? It's just a standard textarea when I try it w/Safari 1.2.2
posted by nakedcodemonkey at 9:01 PM on June 21, 2004

Response by poster: Whatever.

Dude, Mo, don't be a hater. I love the Mac. I develop on the Mac, for a primarily-Mac-based company. If I had a (Mo) Nickel(s) for every time I found some great web app wasn't properly supported on Safari, I could quit my job. Sucks, but it's a fact of life.

Thanks for the suggestions, all. Unfortunately, I can't go with a Moz-based solution, since we're standardized on Safari (and IE for our Windows folks). Sferyx looks promising...
posted by mkultra at 6:37 AM on June 22, 2004

Nvu or, to stretch the definition a bit, Macromedia Contribute.
posted by joeclark at 3:13 PM on June 22, 2004

holloway, how are you using that with Safari? It's just a standard textarea when I try it w/Safari 1.2.2
Yeah, sorry, I was responding to the post above mine.
posted by holloway at 3:41 PM on June 24, 2004

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