Testing The WP For iOS Visual Editor

I have the WordPress for iOS app open and I’m checking out how the visual editor works. Im not sure what happened to the previous editor, but this is a much better writing experience than the previous¬†version.

There’s even a toggle to switch between visual and HTML modes like the desktop version of WordPress.

salad for lunch

Salad for lunch

This was a yummy salad. Adding an image is a smooth process, but when it’s inserted,¬†it takes up the entire editing window. It took a few tries but I was able to get underneath the image, past the caption point.

This is me testing the block quote feature.

Block quotes are infuriating because I can’t seem to block quote specific text and continue normal writing. It’s as if I’m stuck in this block quote and the only way out is to unblock quote all of the text.

It looks like adding block quotes has to be done after the post is written. At the very least, users will need to learn this quirk to block quote effectively.

  1. Testing numbered lists
  2. Two
  3. Three

That worked well, now bulleted lists.

  • One
  • Two
  • Three

That worked well. Now to add a link to my site, jeffc.me. Adding a link was easy. Outside of the block quote madness, this is pretty nice.

YAML – Web Based Visual Site Builder

Yaml.com Site Builder LogoI always envisioned a day where web site designs were considered puzzle pieces. Those days look like they have arrived.

YAML Builder stands for (Yet Another MultiColumn Layout) builder. This online design builder gives users the oppurtunity to create an awesome design without ever having to touch the code. The small control panel gives you the oppurtunity to choose between different Doctype standards, base elements for the site, number of columns the site should have, CSS management, the ability to add elements such as H1, H2 or Paragraph, different column sets and different content boxes.

Yaml Builder Control Panel

At the end of the day, you can click on the GET CODE button and YAML generates all of the code you would need in order to place the design onto your site. It also gives you the oppurtunity to fine tune the code, in case you wanted to do something a bit more extravagant.

I’ve been waiting for the day when designing websites would be this easy. I’m happy to say, those days are here. If you happen to create a design using YAML Builder, or another similar service, by all means leave a comment with a link so that we can take a look at the design to see what these builders are capable of.