November 3, 2015 at 2:59 am #301579
Allrighdie guys and gals.
This worked fine for me in Lectora Inspire 11, and also got it working in Online 3.
The thing i bump into now is, that i donot like the efficiency of my workflow in Online.
Going in and out scripts a lot in L11, previewing and finetuning it…
Well that does not work as good and fast in Online3 anymore. At least my workflow.
i might overlook a simple setup that helps me.
MathNovember 3, 2015 at 3:45 pm #301597
Thanks for the feedback. Is it the time for page preview (in browser) that is making your workflow inefficient? I am curious because we are looking at a few enhancements to make it easier for authors to weave in scripting and I hadn’t really thought of this issue.
We realize it is way more efficient to be able to do this in Lectora Online. I sometimes use the browser debugger to try out specific statements when I am doing a page preview. I imagine you use the browser debugger already, but for people who don’t it might be something to learn about.
I am really glad you are posting your feedback here! We want to make it as easy as possible to enhance your courses with all the technologies that are available.
Joe – Lectora Online TeamThis post has received 1 vote up.November 4, 2015 at 12:20 am #301607
Thx for your reply. Good tip anyway about the download of content. Never thought of that one 🙂
Indeed the time needed for a preview is hindering my workflow.Also the fact i cannot change an existing JS file once i imported it in Lectora Online is a nuisance. Thus need to change it offline, upload and replace it ( as a additional file in my project )
Furthermore the difference in html-names between Lectora Online and Lectora Inspire/Publisher ( version 11 and Beta 16 ) is not nice. No chance of creating tests in Inspire/Publisher that then work flawless in Online. Online uses tobj for all html-names whereas Inspire/Publisher have image and text as preset for all html-names.
Another missing step in Online is the preview for a specific browser. I do know ( read that in another post onhere somewhere ) you can copy and paste the output-link to another browser.. but having the option of directly sending it to your browser of choice would be better and quicker.
Sergey SnegirevMember338 pts@ssneg
My desktop workflow for scripts is simple:
1. Create a “my-custom-scripts.js” file, attach it to Lectora project, initialize it with Ext HTML Object.
2. Open the file in Sublime (Notepad++, Brackets, what have you) and edit it in there.
If I had to re-upload the edited file every time, that would make my workflow a nightmare.
Ideally, I’d see a way to edit the script file online (just like I can edit images online) in a convenient editor. Doesn’t have to be the most powerful editor of all times with code autocompletion etc. Here’s a list of basic features I would like to see:
1. Monospaced font
2. Pressing Tab key creates a 2 spaces instead of jumping from the text input field to OK button.
3. JS Syntax highlighting (e.g. https://highlightjs.org/)This post has received 1 vote up.November 4, 2015 at 7:12 am #301620
Totally agree with Sergey.
My desktop workflow is exactly like his. Using a JS to include several libraries and custom scripts.
Also use Sublime.November 5, 2015 at 1:38 pm #301698
Andrew GaudetModerator9 pts@agaudet1236
If you guys know of any online editors that would cater to those needs let me know for sure. I’ll start looking also as I agree that would be a great addition along side our other external tools. If not I guess i’ll have to make it 🙂
I’ll add this as a user story to our list of enhancements so that we can consider it for future updates (and brainstorm).November 5, 2015 at 1:51 pm #301701
Codepen is the online editor Greensock suggests whenever users of GSAP have issues or questions. Works quite well.November 6, 2015 at 2:04 pm #301741
We do have an improvement issue in our backlog for this(LO-1896). Thanks for all the great input.March 14, 2016 at 2:23 pm #306826
As of Lectora Online 3.0.3 we have the ACE editor integrated for editing your scripts.March 14, 2016 at 3:13 pm #306827
Thx Joe, great.. any plans for integrating it in Inspire too ?March 21, 2016 at 9:14 am #306927
That’s the plan, we are looking at what makes sense for that platform (desktop). Darin definitely want’s to get this in.
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