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Bootstrap Live Editor (wrapbootstrap.com)
101 points by coderdude 1817 days ago | hide | past | web | 21 comments | favorite

The OP has linked to the demo running on Wrapbootstrap (a bootstrap marketplace). The overview page for the editor on Wrapbootstrap is here: https://wrapbootstrap.com/theme/bootstrap-live-editor-WB0DFT...

Its good to see a good set of custom widgets coming out for bootstrap. Bootstrap become a really good framework to bootstrap a web app. http://jhollingworth.github.com/bootstrap-wysihtml5/ is another rich text editor I came across. Its based on wysihtml5.

Excellent, I'm sure that will be very useful at some point.

wrapbootstrap (the marketplace this is on) is awesome in general. I've purchased loads of bits from them over the last few months. I just wish they had a better way to search and filter the themes, it was fine when there were just a few but it's getting unmanageable now!

Thanks! :) I'm glad you like the site.

Search and categorization are implemented in a reboot of the site design that will be released in the next few weeks (along with other neat changes and additions). It should make it a lot easier to narrow down what you're looking for.

I'd be very interested to see some sort of visual grid editor for bootstrap or a similar framework.

I'm not quite sure what you mean, but my tool Jetstrap (http://jetstrap.com/) has grid support. You can drag in a grid row and then drag in grid columns. The UX on the grids isn't quite where I want it yet though.

Thanks! That was what I meant. I'm building a CMS and I'd like to include a layout manager.. I'll certainly be checking out Jetstrap for inspiration.

a WYSIWYG editor may not suitable for layout manager. The idea is separating content from the template (layout/grid). However Bootstrap Live Editor also provides a basic grid insertion function as in the demo, which can be used to insert multi column text, etc.

there is definitely a need for this, but I wouldnt necessarily approach it that way. For example, jQuery UI does have widgits that are resizable to a grid, however its a pixel resize sort of thing. This isnt so bad if you dont mind dealing with absolutely positioned content, but it gets very messy very fast if you wanted an 'editor'. I think if we could get a plugin that does this independently of bootstrap, and works sanely when you think about things floating and moving around in a browser, think draggable/portlets, then you'd have definitely found a new holy grail. However portlets require certain source expectations as well, and it's just not setup for a grid. Anyway, there are many expensive enterprise CMSes that don't even have this for their author views for content pieces, and it would be a huge feature I think.

An approach I'd like to try is allowing the template designer to expose a certain amount of grid changing freedom. I'd also like to experiment with content types that have a render method parameterised by width (and possibly height).

What if I use it as a online WYSIWYG HTML editor? If I create a table and then copy paste the HTML code into not BootStrap based webpage like Blogger, will that work?

I think it should work if I have not included special Google webfonts.

Just need to disable the "Bootstrap Snippets" button, and you got the Editor for non bootstrap content/purposes. "Bootstrap Snippets" button is used to insert Bootstrap's elements (Hero Units, Header, Well, Labels, Badges, Buttons, Icon glyphs, Alerts, etc). Google webfont feature is also optional.

It is a boostrap component/plugin.

From what I can tell this is a wysiwyg HTML editor that you drop in your bootstrap based web pages - rather than a boostrap style/grid editor.

The UI components visually do not adhere to the general Twitter Bootstrap appearance.

And it uses tables (!) for laying out the toolbar buttons.

Use it in as many as website projects.

Might want to clarify that language a bit.

Yes, it can be used in as many as clients' commercial projects or websites/domains (unlimited). However, re-packaged in a template product for distribution is not covered (separate license is required).

Hey James, sorry to post here but I used the wrapbootstrap.com contact form 2 or 3 days ago and haven't received a reply in regards to not being able to download the theme I purchased.

Hi Danny, I just shot you an email with your item. Let me know if I can help with anything else.

Amazing to see the ecosystem rising around bootstrap.

I never understood these live editors. Why throw all the great features of your local text editor out the window?

Because now you can get your "startup" up and off the ground within 12 hours instead of 24!

In all seriousness though, why is this kind of thing necessary? Who exactly wins here? Certainly not developers since you'll probably never learn how to write basic HTML/CSS with this Dreamweaver approach.

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