WYSIWYG Editor (CKEditor)

Drupal partner, CKEditor provides the formatting toolbar for all editing fields located in our content types. Each feature on the toolbar produces clean, standards-compliant HTML code.

CKEditor  is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor which means that the text edited in it looks as similar as possible to the results end users will see after the document gets published. It brings to the Web popular editing features found in desktop word processors such as Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.org Writer.

ALA has configured the CKEditor toolbar in our Drupal installation with a set of features that support usability and accessibility best practices and will reinforce (not over-ride) the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) that assign a pre-defined look (color, font family, font size, font weight, text decoration, etc.) to each of the distinctly themed areas of ALA.org.

Remember to adhere to the Nine Guidelines for Maintaining High Quality Webpages when formatting Webpage text.

To learn how to master each feature on the toolbar, follow the links below to access the coordinating CKEditor User Guide instructions.