Meet the vian Developer

Why was vian created?

This is a solution to one of life's great problems, which is not being able to use vi keybindings in web applications. With vian you can, but more importantly, I can. :-)

I made this as a challenge to see if javascript was up to the task of writing a responsive text editor; it is, especially on modern hardware. The challenge was making it work without the benefit of using any element that was designed for editing text; for performance and feature reasons I had to use only a "pre" tag to contain the text being edited. Everything else is done (including drawing the cursor) with a stylesheet.

What's next for vian

Future developments include the option to break lines to fit without scrolling, spell check, and various other improvements.

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name drblast
Homepage http://drblast.blogspot.com/
User since August 12, 2009
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars