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The WIDE Research Center at Michigan State University is seeking bids on the development of an online writing tool. The purpose of this tool is to provide users with a simple interface to enable digital writing. The form that this writing takes may vary depending on the user’s activity: they may be composing an email, writing a press release, or designing a web page. This tool must be flexible enough to support a wide variety of writing activities yet be straight-forward and intuitive in a way that eliminates the need for the user to know anything about HTML or FTP.
The tool must make the uploading of files and images dead-simple using intuitive interfaces. This would ideally be done with the use of CSS or Ajax lightboxes that would present the user with a new interface depending on their activity. Please read further for a mockup of the editing box as well as descriptions of each additional interface.
This software will be distributed in a number of different ways, but primarily as part of licensed software packages. As a result, any existing classes, libraries, or source code used in the creation of this tool must be not only open-source but must permit the modification and distribution of that code, including as part of commercial products.