Since Steemit Inc is focusing their effort on SMT and Communities, there have been less community contributions being released to the Steemit.com frontend, they are still happening but onto a beta website for testing Communities.
Having a day job, I have so much time I can give for other projects, however, I'm trying to contribute to the Steemit Condenser and Wallet apps because I believe making them better is beneficial for everyone. That is why I have been working for free for these two projects, here are some example of work I've done in the past:
I'm still quite a newbie in terms of developing with React but we have started using it at work so I'm getting better at it.
My Recent contributions
Image upload à la GitHub
Royachiron raised the following issue When uploading image, you can't just drop it - text cursor must stay where you want the image to be posted. When it finishes, it jumps to end of text. I think everyone has that annoying experience, if you drag and drop and image into the post editor, you cannot continue typing while it is uploading or else the image will then suddenly appear in between the letters you are typing.
I've attempted to fix this by doing what GitHub does, when you drag and drop an image, it will insert a temporary image tag into the text field and will replace it once the image is successfully uploaded:
I've also enabled drag and drop of multiple images at once. You could do that currently but only one of the images dropped will be uploaded. The feature is not perfect yet, I've restricted the number of images to 10 max and they are uploaded one after the other:
@roadscape raised this one revamp author dropdown component #3509. So instead of relying on global data, he wanted the click on the author avatar to trigger a profile fetch instead and store the info in a React store.
This has allowed fetching for extra info and enhancing the content of the author profile popup. Working on this ticket taught me a bit about how to use Redux Saga for React.
UI look and feel
I have previously redesigned the comment section of a blog post to show clear separation of each comment block and have promised to apply similar changes to the list of posts from various feeds on the site. I've also taken this opportunity to do some more styling changes to add more visual contrast for better readability. This change has been mentioned by @roadscape during his presentation of the Communities beta site at Steem Fest 4:
Ad hiding header bug
A lot of us have encountered this annoying bug where the header would hide the title of a blog post. It had been raised several times on GitHub:
- Steemed Phish - Anti-phishing Chrome extension for Steem dApps
- Keychainify - Trigger a Steem Keychain transaction from clicks on SteemConnect links
To make the feature re-usable, I created a wrapper React component, all you need to do is wrap your DOM node inside a
<ReactMutationObserver> tag with a callback function that will be called when the change you are monitoring is occuring.
Minor bug fixes
While testing the Communities beta, I found out few small issues and found some fixes for them:
- The new Wysiwyg editor was invisible because it did have any border and the background color was the same as the page. Add some basic css for the slate editor #3630
- In a post list view, the last post preview before an ad banner was not rendered properly. Fix broken styling on the post preview before an ad in the post list #3629
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