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Gravity Forms Rich Text Editor Grayed Out Fix

Gravity Forms Rich Text Editor Grayed Out Fix

This isn’t clean and I have no idea why this is behaving this way but . . . this is a way around it.

Sometimes Gravity Forms won’t let me choose the “Use the Rich Text Editor” option but I really, really want to choose that option. It’s grayed out as you can see below.

In Chrome, I click “inspect element” on the grayed out checkbox and I can then see in the HTML that the word “disabled” is just sitting right there taunting me.

Gravity Forms Rich Text Editor Grayed Out Fix

What’s nice is I have the power to destroy that word. If I click on it and erase it things become good again and the checkbox is now available.
Gravity Forms Rich Text Editor Grayed Out Fix

And victory! I haven’t seen any ill effects for doing this and I’m not sure why it’s happening but this a way around it.
Gravity Forms Rich Text Editor Grayed Out Fix

Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-05-13

Storytelling with Scrolling Map Background

For a recent project, we were helping a group from the Environmental Sciences department translate some of their academic research on a particular type of bird into a more general narrative targeted towards a general audience.

As a part of this process, we wanted to create a section of our companion site that illustrates the annual migration pattern of the Prothonotary Warbler. The migration is important because of the wide range the birds travel, starting in the North American south and ending in the Panamanian mangroves during winter.

In preparation for our part of the work, we looked at other examples of compelling digital storytelling and found a lot of great examples at The Pudding. Most of their most polished pieces use an interesting sticky scrolling pattern, where the screen is split into equal parts and as the user scrolls through textual explanations a corresponding data visualization of some kind is updated based on the user’s position.

Matt worked up some great mockups that we were using to build out our interactive components, and his mockup used a full screen background that outlines this migration pattern. After looking at this, it seemed like we should be able to make this interactive in the same way The Pudding does using some simple map libraries.

I based my code in part on the examples describing the usage of the Scrollama JS library and found everything pretty intuitive. There isn’t anything super fancy here with the code, so you can check that out in the embedded code pen below, but I figured this was worth writing about because it seems like an interesting take on an already popular pattern in digital storytelling.

See the Pen Scroll Map Background by Jeff Everhart (@JEverhart383) on CodePen.

The post Storytelling with Scrolling Map Background appeared first on Jeff Everhart.

Javascript Highlighter to Form (or whatever)

John Stewart asked if I had any easy ways to allow users to highlight some text and push that highlighted text to a form. I didn’t but that sounded like something useful in a variety of scenarios so I sketched out a working demo in Codepen which you can see below. It can push the content directly to a form field on the page but I also built a link that would populate to include the highlighted text as a URL parameter and grab the page URL as well.

Like most things I make, it’s the result of some Stack Overflow responses being hit several times with a hammer. It’s decently commented up but is not the most optimized of code.

This type of construction usually results in new ideas being incorporated on the fly and that makes for ugly code. I am ok with that as this prototype took about 15 minutes to create. We can polish things up if/when we have a more direct audience/intent. Until then, it’s a functional prototype which can be used to get faculty seeing possibilities.

See the Pen highlight to field by Tom (@twwoodward) on CodePen.

A Clearer Google Docs Revision History View

It’s a bit awkward to see who did what in a Google Doc via the version history. That’s something faculty often want to do.

The easiest path I found was to name the oldest and newest versions. Then click to show only named versions. That does it pretty well. The video above shows it with more detail.

Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-05-06

Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-04-29

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-04-22

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    Because of its importance to the region’s M?ori people, New Zealand’s Whanganui River is legally a person, with rights, duties, and liabilities, including the right to be represented in court proceedings.

    Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson said the river will be recognized as a person “in the same way a company is, which will give it rights and interests.”

  • Recapping and Reflecting on OLC Innovate 2018 – Adam Croom

    While I was flying to Nashville, I had an idea. I grabbed all of the names, emails, and companies that emailed me, and put together a spreadsheet. Aha, if you have a spreadsheet, you have a database. I proceeded to then write a email template inviting them to this session. It’s a drip campaign which means if they don’t respond, I also reminded them.

  • BBC Sound Effects – Research & Education Space

    These 16,016 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.

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