Inside every great CMS is a great editor, and since the team at HostingAdvice knows a thing or two about what it takes to deliver a great editing experience at scale, their analysis carries a lot of weight. Christine Preusle recently interviewed our CEO, Andrew Roberts, in a far reaching discussion about TinyMCE, our newly released file manager Drive, and what it takes to create seamless, scalable solutions.
We encourage you to read Christine’s commentary over at HostingAdvice for an independent assessment of the recent initiatives that make TinyMCE the rich text editing choice for countless developers and thousands of customers around the world.
A few highlights from Christine’s post, A Big Advantage: Tiny Helps Developers Build Content Creation Applications While Saving Money and Speeding Time to Market.
Being a great partner to customers
The goal is to fit well within other peoples’ corporate applications. It is important that TinyMCE looks good and is responsive, scalable, and customizable so it matches the rest of what developers are building.
Adding value to the open source project
TinyMCE has a lot of traction as an open-source project, and we felt there was a possibility of building some value-added features and services around what was already successful.
The breadth of features you can get from Tiny, even in the open-source version, is undeniable. Most of the competing solutions are too basic, and if you build your own, you’re likely to have to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in add-ons alone.
Deployment options and file management
Developers can choose between self-hosting and Tiny Cloud, which includes free access to Amazon’s CloudFront CDN, image proxy services, and automatic updates to the TinyMCE editor. Cloud also includes access to Drive, a cloud-based file and image management service for TinyMCE that hit the market in October.
Why a familiar editing experience matters to everyone
Tiny is often deployed in situations where training is difficult or nonexistent, so people need to be able to pick up the tool intuitively. They should only need the skills they’ve developed elsewhere using a computer or WordPress.
Read Christine’s in-depth interview with Tiny CEO Andrew Roberts over at HostingAdvice.