Here’s the CSS I modified:
NEW (aka my version):
There’s probably a better way to make these changes, but I just needed something temporary to make these bigger. I’d also not be opposed to having the little bar in the bottom right corner to drag and resize those editors.
Thanks for recommending this @quiethabits! I’d be curious to know what extension you are using to make the editors bigger.
Now you have me thinking about creating something for Write.as similar to what we have with HTML house - a way to edit CSS (and maybe JS) within a bigger/easier editor while also being able to see what the results look like within a Write.as blog template. What do you all think of somethin like that?
Personally, I wouldn’t use Stylebot, because in general I want to minimize the number of browser extensions used. The standard html <textarea> input is sizeable by dragging the lower right corner, so it should be easy to implement this.
I don’t think @cjeller1592 was referring to the Chrome extension, I think he’s asking if you’d rather have a bigger/expandable text area or if you’d rather have a separate tool that looks like the one he linked above called HTML House. Personally I think these would be two separate ideas: one for a bigger expandable text area and one for having a separate linked tool from that page that gives you a live preview.
I did a little research on what’s technically needed here and found that while it’ll be complicated to make the editor resizable by dragging the corner, we can change it to automatically resize (especially up to a maximum height).
What do you all think of the experience with the textareas on this page?
That’s what he’s referring to @bugbuster! The inputs currently use Ace, an embeddable JS code editor, so we have to work within the options that Ace can give us.
Personally I think those editors would work well. Because for me, it was always the height that was the problem, not the width of the editor. This auto-expanding solution takes care of the height problem.
Makes me wonder if, to complement this change, the Post by Email box should then go above the Custom CSS/JS inputs, right below Text Rendering. But then again I don’t think this is too drastic of a change to affect anything else on this page (unless I am missing something).
Just wanted to bump this topic because @matt pushed a recent change to Write.as that will automatically resize the CSS/JS editors depending on how much code you add to them. This makes the editors a lot easier to work with.