ryan Posted June 28, 2013 Share Posted June 28, 2013 It doesn't matter how "easy" or "clever" your codes are - code is code, and many clients want WYSIWYG and simply will not accept that. I totally agree that we should strive to keep clients away from code when we can. But things like phone numbers and email addresses aren't far off from the type of codes we're talking about here. Sometimes a bit of code (more a tag in this case) that references something is the simplest possible solution from a development standpoint. In this particular case, the tag could technically be completely behind the scenes and the client could just see an image. That would be ideal, and I think this is what we should strive for long term. But the implementation of that is no doubt expensive (time and money) and has editor dependencies. The solution that works for TinyMCE 3 won't work in CKEditor or even TinyMCE 4. I don't think anyone disagrees on what would be the perfect solution from the user standpoint, and this is what we should eventually aim for… when someone can afford the time/cost investment to make it happen. But I also like to see solutions that solve problems, that are maintainable and realistic with time and budget. They provide solutions to questions that would otherwise remain unsolved, sooner rather than later. Very often these are also important intermediate steps that eventually facilitate creation of something even better. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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