Improve the Text Block Editor
This is a request to consolidate all the piecemeal requests for a real text editor in Text Blocks. I just finished building a Page-heavy site, and was surprised to discover that nearly every block of text needed to be built in HTML. Even simple formatting such as bulleted lists and mail-to links cannot be accommodated in a Text Block. I've seen first-hand how this deters new subscribers. See:
I agree, I just created a block of text and the line spacing is embarrassing. I need to create an image with the text formatted as I like and place that instead.
I am on a year trial, I keep encountering common issues such as this which could so easily be rectified however it doesn't seem Smugsmug pay much attention to the community feedback. I hope I am wrong.
I agree with absolutely everything that Anonymous said about Firefox and Chrome glitches. I am amazed at the fact that I have had my site up and running for about 5 years now, and these glitches have neither been resolved, nor has a new text editor been added.
What the ****, smugmug....
Seriously, as much as I love Smugmug, the text editor is complete trash.
On Firefox: if I need to press "delete" it removes the formatting for the next set of text I write. Often times I have to add a bunch of different blocks and put my headings in separate blocks or it tries to auto-format the paragraph text to match.
On Chrome: So I switch to Chrome, and I can't highlight an entire block to fix it. If I double click to highlight at least a whole paragraph and anything is formatted, i.e. bold or italic words, then it moves the formatted text to the front of the paragraph.
I am surprised this issue has not been resolved at all. It has been an issue for YEARS. I have two websites, and the other one had the same issue when I first started on Smugmug like 4 or 5 years ago.
Get it together... Not being able to just write a few paragraphs in a single block, no matter which browser I am using, is annoying AF.
Joel Kuhlmann commented
The "Text" content block includes a "Create Link" tool, but the link cannot be edited (to change the "Open in a new window" setting, for example) once it is created. The only option is to delete the link and recreate it.
You should add an option to modify line spacing in a text block. I am struggling with my font selection because no matter what font I use, my paragraphs are cramped and there is nothing I can do about it. It would be great to be able to modify the distance between text lines, i.e. single line, 1.5x, double, etc.
Janice Browne commented
Just to clarify about mail-to links... The link tool in the Text blocks does successfully create a basic mail-to target given an email address, but it cannot be edited to add an email Subject parameter.