HTML5 Dooodling is now a fact

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Well, in my 2013-roundup, I made a sweeping declaration I would build an HTML5 version of the Dooodl creator by the end of January. As I had a bit too much client work, I didn’t quite make it by the end of January. However, it’s here now!

After 4 years and more than 9000 downloads of my Dooodl plugin,I decided it was time to make the Flash version of the creator tool obsolete. I rebuilt it in HTML/CSS and Javascript. It works in all modern browsers and on tablets. Or at least it’s supposed to. It’s still very beta as I haven’t been able to test this on ‘all major tablets‘. So feel free to run a test of your own and let me know if anything suspicious comes up 😉

But why is this rebuild such a huge deal? Well, in fact: The HTML5 version seems to be a lot more reliable and produce a lot smoother drawing curves. I love it. And even better: I built this thing in a way it allows me to integrate new brushes. Actual ‘brushes‘; not just squares and circles. So not only does that allow me to make the V2 of Dooodl (scheduled somewhere this summer) a lot cooler with new realistic brushes. It also allows me to add a feature where users can upload their own brushes. Just upload a transparent PNG with the shape of your brush and the creator takes care of the rest! This will result in some very cool drawings! I can’t wait for that to be ready!

So that’s it! HTML5 version with a lot of new potential, way better reliability, working on tablets and although there’s no real change, it’s already an improvement over the earlier versions! As always, you can see Dooodl in the footer of my site. Feel free to draw some cool stuff 🙂
If you like the plugin, you can download it here.

Let me know if you have any new suggestions, questions or bug reports.
Thanks for all your support. Enjoy!

Ronny

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Ronny is a freelance frontend developer with a wild passion for creativity and a relentless hate against flat design. Ronny spent years as a Flash developer before moving to HTML5 and rediscovering fun and happiness.

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  1. WOMBAT33R

    Could you add visibility options to the widget, so that Dooodl can be shown/hidden on either pages/posts.

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  2. Cindy

    Hi, Is there any way to resize the doodl? I love this plugin but my doodles are a bit too big.

    Thank you!

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    • Ronny

      Hi Cindy,

      I’m not sure what you’re getting at. If you mean the image that is displayed in the widget, you could just add a width to the tag in the widget template. That will proportionally scale the image.
      However, changing the size of the image that is saved on the server is not possible. Maybe sometime in the future but that would have serious implications on the backend of the system.

      So maybe later 😉 I hope this helps you 🙂

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  3. Jeff

    installed plugin the other day. Great plugin thanks. It’s working great except for one issue, users are not able to input their name, title, url and description in to the field after clicking save.
    Any information on how to resolve is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

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    • Ronny

      Hi Jeff,

      Thanks for the interest in Dooodl. Could you provide me with more details about the issue? I’ll look into reproducing it and try to figure out a fix. Important information is: Which URL can I test this at? Browser and operating system are you doing this on? Anything in particular that I should do to reproduce the issues? Which settings have you applied to the Dooodl Plugin (send me a screenshot)?
      Let me know!

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  4. James

    Ronny, this plugin is brilliant. Thank you. However I too am having the same issue as Jeff above. I thought everything was fine until a couple of my visitors told me they couldn’t enter anything into the text boxes. I did a bit of checking and it looks like it is an issue with safari. (it works fine in all other browsers I’ve tried) Any thoughts?

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    • Ronny

      Hm, that’s very unfortunate. Could you ask the people who reported the issue to provide more info (browser, device, operating system). As much additional info as possible, as it’s hard for me to find out what’s causing this.

      I’m currently working on a new version of the plugin which features a completely new backend (WP-admin panels). I will address this bug there as well as soon as I can.
      Please feel free to update me if you have any more pointers as to what those people are using, so I can reproduce the issues 😉

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