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Varför använda Markdown?

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Riktigt bra sammanfattning av Brett Terpstrapå fördelarna med att skriva och jobba i Markdown jämfört med HTML och ordbehandlare med WYSIWYG. Kan verkligen rekommendera Markdown för dig som jobbar med text.

WHY MARKDOWN? A TWO-MINUTE EXPLANATION

    It’s easy: the syntax is so simple you can barely call it “syntax.” If you can use an emoticon, you can write Markdown.

    It’s fast: the simple formatting saves a significant amount of time over hand-crafted HTML tags, and is often faster than using a word processor or WYSIWYG editor. It speeds up the workflows of writers of all ilk, from bloggers to novelists.

    It’s clean: Markdown translates quickly to perfectly-formed HTML. No missing closing tags, no improperly nested tags, no blocks left without containers. You also get 100% less cruft than exporting HTML from Microsoft Word. There’s no styling inline, nothing that will otherwise break a site’s design or mess with the XSLT formatting for PDF output. In short, it’s foolproof.

    It’s portable: your documents are cross-platform by nature. You can edit them in any text-capable application on any operating system. Transporting files requires no zipping or archiving, and the filesize is as small as it can possibly get.

    It’s flexible: output your documents to a wide array of formats. Convert to HTML for posting on the web, rich text for sending emails or importing into a layout program for final arrangement or any number of other proprietary formats.

    It fits any workflow: You can make Markdown work with any workflow. It can speed up just about any writing-related process with very little setup. It can also be scripted all to hell, if you want, because plain text is the most flexible of any format known to computer-kind.

Ni som inte vet vad Markdown är så rekommenderar jag er att läsa vår artikel Introduktion till att skriva Markdown.

Andreas Nilsson är redaktör här på Array.se och utvecklare på Sticky Beat AB. Kontakta honom enklast via @lightbay eller andreas@array.se.