Gotta get up to Markdown
Anybody who uses Moveable Type and tends to include code samples in their posts is doing themselves a disservice if they don’t check out John Gruber’s Markdown. It’s bad enough having to type the
<code> tags themselves without having to key in the html entities for
> and the like inside those tags. With Markdown you simply enclose the code in backticks (
`) and it’s automatically encoded and wrapped in
<code> tags. Oh and Markdown also offers everything else you’d expect from a text-to-HTML conversion tool.
I could have saved 5 minutes writing this very post. I’ll definitely be installing it once it’s out of beta…if I can wait that long.