Posted 10 Apr 2015 by JC
For several months now, convenience buttons on the Contribute and Edit pages have let you enter the abbreviation for a symbol by clicking on a button. Now more convenience buttons make it even easier to enter the knitspeak for a stitch pattern, or to format its description.
What’s so awesome about these convenience buttons?
- You don’t need to know Markdown syntax to format the text in a stitch pattern’s description. To make some text bold, for example, select the text and click the button. Or click the button to insert a hyperlink. And here’s the icing on the cake: click the button to see a preview of your formatted description.
- Common knitspeak syntax is at your fingertips. Try this bit of fun: select
yo, k2tog, click the “*x, repeat from *” button, and voilà! The selection changes to
*yo, k2tog, repeat from *.
Side note: the convenience buttons below the “Written instructions” text area are now organized via a pop-up menu. This clears away the clutter previously caused by having nine (yes, count ’em, nine!) tabs.
Naturally, these changes have all been tested on a number of web browsers. But who knows? If your browser displays any weirdness – if the new convenience buttons don’t work as you think they should – please let me know!