Markdown Shakedown Counterpoint

When I was writing ‘Markdown Shakedown‘ I kept thinking, "Will the added complexity of MultiMarkdown discourage a lot of people?" From my vantage: MultiMarkdown is for people who write for both the web and for print. Markdown is for folks who write primarily for the Internet. If your goals are to blog and to avoid … Read more

Markdown Shakedown

Notice that I wrote Markdown Shakedown, not Markdown Smack-down; this isn’t a Markdown app comparison. Shakedown – a radical change or restructuring… I’m suggesting that we’re about to witness a very significant shift in the plain text creation world: MultiMarkdown, rather than Markdown, usage will become the norm many people will purchase a MultiMarkdown editor … Read more

Markdown Apps

Recently, new Mac OS X Markdown apps arrive weekly, if not more often. Today’s most notable arrival is called Mou, the missing Markdown editor for web developers. Mou’s author lives in China, so I’m guessing that Mou isn’t short for Memorandum of Understanding. Perhaps Chen Luo @chenluois, the author, or someone else, will let me … Read more

Markdown Mac

Markdown Mac: Have you considered using Markdown on your Mac? Markdown is “a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).” Why Plain Text Proprietary file formats can be a pain. Have you ever received a … Read more