There’s big news in the world of WYSIWYG: Textbox.io 1.2 is out.
This release is a big step forward for the Textbox.io editor. We’ve managed to pack in some great new features, push hard to improve quality, and upgrade our underlying architecture, all in a few short months of development. We think you’ll be impressed – and as always, more is on the way.
We’re excited to say that Textbox.io can be used by anyone on any device. In addition to the unique mobile (iOS) device support, the editor is now fully WAI-ARIA compliant, including keyboard navigability. This change means WYSIWYG editing is possible for users who require screen readers (or other assistive technologies). With Textbox.io, you’ll be able to create applications that are open and accessible to everyone.
Textbox.io is now creating cleaner HTML than ever before. This release vastly improves code generation and ensures that HTML generated by Textbox.io is as clean and simple as possible. We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that formatting elements do not nest unnecessarily and that subsequent formatting actions don’t result in code that’s fragmented. Textbox.io will keep working to make the editor-generated code as close as possible to code a developer might write by hand. Moreover, Textbox.io will do this in a standards-compliant and forward-looking way. The editor now enforces the proper use of HTML5 semantic tags (<strong>, <em>, etc.) across browsers.
On the server side, we are pleased to announce support for customizable image handlers in the language of your choice. The image handlers simplify the process of configuring automatic local image uploading in your application. Simply create a form-handler that accepts multipart POST requests and point Textbox.io to your handler. Check out the Handling Local Images Developer Guide and our code examples in PHP and Node.js.
And, of course, there’s even more to love with the latest release:
- New toolbar options (see Command IDs)
- Multi-lingual content generation: apply HTML lang, dir attributes to content
- New formatting options: superscript, subscript and strikethrough
- WCAG accessible content generation capabilities: table cell header relationships, image alt text, link title
- iOS mobile editing improvements
- More integration control: preventing local images, injecting string CSS and basePath configuration
- See the full list: Textbox.io 188.8.131.526 Changelog
This release wouldn’t be possible without great input from our customers. A big thanks goes out to all of you who gave us feedback over the past year. Keep those great ideas coming.
Play with Textbox.io 1.2 on the online demos or download the release today.