I had originally intended to design a widget that would allow a user to enter a path to an image, a few lines of text and a few links. Responding to requests and with a mixture of geeky interest and since I eat my own dog food a number of revisions have crept out. A few bug fixes, a few adjustments for people with hosts that do things a bit differently…
I often get questions about styling. This can be a tough one, because it can be effected by different themes (element names, style inheritance, etc.) let alone different browsers. Often the question is as simple as “How do I change the size of the text?” (actually more complicated then it sounds if you want to use proportional sizing). I’ve been thinking about this for some time (well, at least a few minutes here and there), so I started looking around for code examples regarding image uploading and even GUI code for layout/etc. Then with a POP my head came outta my sphincter and I realized there’s already an editor/uploader in WordPress ;’)
It’s the TinyMCE editor all WordPress users have seen before, currently configured with a limited GUI (plenty enough to design the layout for a sidebar widget) and to force more standards-compliant code (not necessarily prettier, mind you, but valid). I’m hoping this will allow for ease-of-use with less limitations.
Also new is a aboutme.css file, especially helpful to those with more need then can be met with the GUI config.
Here is the 0.99 beta About Me Widget