tiny mce is what i'm writing this in now. It sems to be not letting my standard inbrowser spell checker work so please excuse the por english.
tiny mce took ages to load in my browser and it didn't work on my ipod or android device.
on the desktop it tempts and invites me do stuff like this which as we all know our tutors love to do, but at the end of the day creates a terrible user experience for learners.
READ THIS ITS IMPORTANT!!!
It can also leave you in a bit of a pickel when you try and turn off the styles you just applied but cannot, it might actually be as bad as ms word (sobs a bit)
anyway...(changes to html mode, removes inline css etc...) our tutors find it a pain in the ass and i can see why.
Consuming web content these days is pretty cool. We use things like rss readers, readability and currents to transform barely ledgeble content into something we enjoy reading - however you styled it.
Creating content on the web these days is pretty cool - facebook, twitter, wordpress and google plus don't even give the content creator the choice to make it all artistic/illegible and people happily except that.
Evernote, gmail, social media and many other webapps have moved away from the legacy clutter of tinymce - taken that dicison to use comic sans away from the content creator, and like wordpress and others they leave the display of content down to the cms theme or users choice - which aids both accessability usability and readability in a huge way, while also putting less crud cdata in the database.
To our customers consistancy and readability is important. We don't want to keep teaching the content creators how to use a rich text editor 'the right way' we just need one that dosn't make them think - like gmail or evernote.
That sn't tinymce - no matter how much of an 'industry standard' it might have been in the late part of last decade.
I don't expect this to happen when i'm reading an article in a book, on the bbc/guardian or even an email so how can it happen in my online learning/moodle?
So sod all this legacy stuff, lets get a bit modern with moodle and use something that works on mobile and everything down to ie8 like http://html5demos.com/contenteditable.