When I first read about the markItUp! Editor, I was really excited, because it was (nearby) exactly what I was looking for a long time. The only thing I really miss is Syntax highlighting, but well, who knows what time brings ;-D

Jay Salvat did a great job, the editor is lightweight, builds on existing javascript librarys and is quite easy to extend (see below). Oh, not to forget: It is fast loading.

The best is, if you deactivate javascript, you can still edit the sourcecode as by now, in a simple textarea.

See http://markitup.jaysalvat.com/ for further information and a demo.

CSS Set Extension

Because there was no support for CSS editing and I wanted to use the editor in a default installation, I thought it would be a good idea to create and share it with the Community. This is how the Open Souce & Free Software world works: Get something, give something.

You find the official CSS Set at the markItUp! Download page.

I am planning to write another set for Smarty editing, but that might need some days or weeks, my timeplan is full currently.

Editor Screenshots

I made some screenshots, so you can get an idea of how it will look like.

This is the Template Editor, which is based on the default HTML Set:

And this is the Stylesheet Editor, with the self-written CSS Set:

Please, share your thoughts on this, tell me what you need when editing Stylesheets and Templates.