Markdown definition

I’ve been pondering how you classify markdown as a way of creating text. Programmers like markdown and there is a tendency to in dev circles to advocate markdown for everyone.

But actually its very simple to define markdown as ‘source code’ (it is). Asking why we want authors to learn how to create source code should really be the question as it is largely rhetoric.

Single Source scratchpad

Pondering the next articles in the Single Source series I’m publishing at Coko. I’m working it out as I go…

The series so far looks (at the moment) like this:

  1. intro – the problem (done)
  2. single source – single output & single source – multiple output (multichannel)
    • disambiguate
    • wordpress example
  3. fashions for solving single source
  4. the web as infrastructure
    • HTML is not HTML
    • the web + JSON, CSS, JS -> HTML
  5. Single Source vs Automated Typesetting
    • disambiguate
  6. Conjecture