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
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