After the Deadline

AtD Updates (Lots of them)

Posted in Firefox addon, News by rsmudge on March 24, 2010

I have a bag of goodies for you today.

WordPress Plugin

Thanks to the help of wonderful volunteers, our WordPress plugin has been updated with translations for German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Polish, and Russian. It also includes updated translations for Portuguese and French.

This update also fixes several bugs related to finding and highlighting errors. I recommend this update for all AtD users.

You can get the latest from the WordPress plugin repository.

Firefox Add-on

If you use After the Deadline for Firefox, the 1.2 release is available on the early access page. The early access release exists because it takes time for the volunteer editors to review the release. An approval is necessary for it to show up as an automatic update.

I like to think of it as a free code review from an experienced developer, just for participating in the Mozilla community. You can wait for the automatic update or get the early access release now. Don’t you want to be the first on your block to run the latest AtD for Firefox?

This release fixes several bugs and improves the appearance of proofreading mode in WYSIWYG editors. Take a look at the screenshots of Google Docs and Zoho Writer. Beautiful.

bbPress

Gaut.am just released AtD/bbPress 1.6. I think he knows more about my release schedule than I do. We’re always releasing updates at the same time.

The latest bbPress plugin adds an auto-proofread option, the ability to select which errors you see, and an ignore always option.

Development Libraries

If you’re a developer using AtD, don’t worry–I haven’t left you out. Our TinyMCE plugin is up to date with the latest bug fixes. Also if you’re using the jQuery plugin, the cross-domain AJAX calls now support all the languages AtD supports.

The AtD core library (the foundation of AtD’s front-end) has several bug fixes as well.

Also, I don’t think I announced this yet, but last month M. Sepcot released an AtD API for Ruby.

You can always find the latest AtD libraries on our Developer Resources page.

After the Deadline for Firefox – Released

Posted in Firefox addon, News by rsmudge on February 1, 2010

We received addons.mozilla.org approval of After the Deadline recently and we’re pleased to announce the release of the After the Deadline add-on for Firefox.

After the Deadline works in text areas on most webpages. Simply push a button (F7) or click to check your spelling, style, and grammar no matter where you are.

This add-on has all the After the Deadline features. You can enable the style checker options you use in the preferences and you can ignore errors to prevent them from coming up.

Links of interest:

After the Deadline is an open source proofreading technology. You can also embed it into web applications using TinyMCE, jQuery, and CKEditor.

Coming Soon: Firefox Add-on

Posted in Firefox addon, News by mitcho (Michael 芳貴 Erlewine) on January 14, 2010

After the Deadline already can be easily embedded and can travel with you as a bookmarklet, but what if you could have After the Deadline’s superior grammar and spell check incorporated into the browser? We’re going to make this happen with the After the Deadline Firefox add-on. The Firefox add-on will let you use After the Deadline on web forms across the web, while providing the clean integration only possible through an add-on.

While there is still much work to be done on the add-on, a very early-stage beta of the add-on is now available for download. Please install the add-on and give it a try! If you find a bug or have a feature request, please post it to our trac bug tracker or email us. We’ll look forward to hearing your feedback!

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