SAPIEN Website Feature RequestsFeature requests, product enhancement ideas, and other product-specific suggestions.
`Requests` Autosize input box
Bosparan, Jun. 29, 2017Released:
December 5, 2017
one thing on the qebsite that sometimes irritates me, is that the text box when submitting a request or writing a comment (the very thing I'm typing into right now) does not autosize. It's fairly small and when you add more lines than it appears to expect (it comes presized for ~4 lines of text), then it simply adds a scroll bar. Not the most comfortable way to handle things. I'd prefer it if the input box would rather grow in height for a time until maybe 12-14 lines are covered before starting to scroll within the input box.
Sure, I can manually resize the box, so I'm not exactly crippled by it, but I'll always vote for more convenience (if the effort needed to make it happen is realistic. Don't know whether the tools you have at hand make that easy or not).
All things considered, I'd assign it a low priority but still consider it an improvement.
Comment by jvierra, Oct. 7, 2017
I agree with Rasparan. THe edit boxes on most forums are not very user friendly for this and other reasons. THis one is very good and does allow us to stretch it nicely. Auto-stretch would be nice.
I think some well thought out design would be useful as we now have HTML5 and extensions that would make this editor more usable although I think the current version is actullay very well done and provides excellent formatting features for a web editor.
Maybe making it a pop-out editor that remembers its size would allow more screren realestate and allow each user some ability to custimze the editor so that it is "friendlier" on a per device basis. Once the editor has been perfected it could be retrofitted into teh forums which are in sore need of a better editor.