Live previews for posting entries and comments
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For users who post entries using the HTML editor or when users are posting comments, there should be a setting that allows the user to see a live preview of how their text will appear.
The actual implementation can get tricky - there can be a lot of text to scroll and preview. But I think after testing, rolling it out on comments, and then using feedback to determine how to do it on entries, it could really enhance the HTML editor to make it more approachable.
- Allows users who are less-confident about their HTML skills to more easily preview their text without relying on the Rich Text Editor or reloading the preview page.
- Allow users who are confident in their HTML skills to check them out of the corner of their eye, anyway.
- Be fun and pretty!
- Ditto to it being one more thing that could go wrong :)