๐Ÿ’ฌ On the mission of the IndieWeb movement

Replied to On the mission of the IndieWeb movement by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)
What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) is fine when youโ€™re given all the functionality and control you need or want. Itโ€™s when you have additional needs and desires than the tools allow that WYSIWYG becomes a problem. Social media WYSIWYG platforms like SnapChat, Twitter, Facebook/Instagram, et ...
I have found #IndieWeb has challenged my use of markdown, especially in regards to comments. Unless I put in all the tags and code, the links do not flow through. My qualm with HTML is typing everything from scratch. Lately, I have been writing in Markdown and then pasting it into a convertor. Wondering if you use anything different Chris or Greg to make things easier?

One response on “๐Ÿ’ฌ On the mission of the IndieWeb movement”

  1. Aaron, Iโ€™ve tried to get into markdown a few times, but generally find it more intrusive, and occasionally I find as you do that some links donโ€™t always form properly. Iโ€™ve been writing into text editors for so long that adding raw html has never felt too onerous or any more onerous than html anyway. If Iโ€™m replying to something short, Iโ€™ll typically add it as I go, otherwise, Iโ€™ll write longer pieces and add markup after-the-fact. One day someone will create and editor that just does all of this directly through brain waves and we wonโ€™t need to worry. Until then I just choose to deal.

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