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We've just published the new MapKnitter cloud exporter for the first time, in a beta mode. We're very excited to try it out before putting some final touches on it!
The design and user interface is not complete (no worries, it'll improve!), but we'd like to ask people to try running exports on some big maps to test out the exporter on some tough maps.
If you can help out, please follow the instructions here to try exporting maps at increasingly better resolutions:
lizbarry (@_slack_publiclab_U04JHKKV1:matrix.org)also how are you still awake????
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My name is Shreyaa Sharma. I'm an outreachy 2020 applicant. I've been trying to contribute to plots2 and editor for a while now. I had a query regarding my proposal that I wish to clear out. The Editor, I believe, has a lot of hidden potential, as a part of PublicLab.org with a large user base, to emerge as a widely used platform to share knowledge.
I propose an idea to extend the WYSIWYG Editor into a block-based editor that allows easy usage and management even to people who are relatively new to the site. Block-based Editors are easier to handle and make the data reliable, clear, distinct. With time people can learn to adapt to the more intricate features of the editor but with a minimalistic interface, initially, it would provide common blocks to add images, tables, maps, file uploads, audio, and videos to the body. Then it can provide more layout elements like separators, spacers, and media areas. It can also add calendar widget etc. And it can also embed links from famous websites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc to give a rich text editing experience.
According to the description provided on the outreachy website, the community wishes to have a majority of the bugs fixed with the addition of custom inserts. I have read about it, and understood the code and would be able to draw up a proposal and work on the same if that is the need of the hour. But before I completely dropped the idea I wanted to give it a try by running it through the members first. The editor can be extended to provide the optimal user experience. I would love to be a part of that project irrespective of the presence or lack of an internship backing it up.
I'm writing as a mentee to know if this could be the time to work on that idea. It would not only boost Editor as PublicLab's project with a wider outreach but also give numerous opportunities for newcomers to be a part of the community. I believe a block-based WYSIWYG editor with a few added features could be the breakthrough that the Editor needs. Is it wise to go forward with that idea as my Outreachy project? If not, I'll be happy to contribute in any way I can to a project that has caught my interest. Hope to get a positive reply soon.