Switching from the visual editor to Markdown
08 August 2009
So I've decided to start using Markdown syntax to post on here, as a nice little test. The visual editor has been getting more and more annoying, and I want to see how well this works.
The idea for Markdown is to make it easy to read, write, and edit prose. HTML is a publishing format; Markdown is a writing format. Thus, Markdown’s formatting syntax only addresses issues that can be conveyed in plain text.
Sounds good to me.
And if it works out here, I might start using it on the other blogs. Which would be nice ... I don't really want to have a radically different editor for each different blog. If I can post enough on here to be able to tell how it's working, I'll probably mention how the transition goes.
That is all.