Category: markdown

Case Study: Optimizing CommonMark Markdown Parser with Blackfire.io

As you may know, I am the author and maintainer of the PHP League‘s CommonMark Markdown parser. This project has three primary goals: fully support the entire CommonMark spec match the behavior of the JS reference implementation be well-written and super-extensible so that others can add their own functionality....

Dealing with Spacing in Compiled Markdown Articles

Good thinking and exploration by Sebastian Eberlein. I’m a firm believer that you’re doing yourself a favor if you blog in Markdown, because it gives you clean HTML output that isn’t littered with classes very likely won’t last forever. Instead, why not use some clever CSS selectors (using stuff...

Little Stuff about Markdown I Always Forget and have to Google

This is mostly for me. These are the little things that sometimes confuse me about Markdown and I find myself having to search the web for. So I’ll write them down. Blogging as memory extension. Know that your mileage may vary on this stuff, as there are many varietals of Markdown. markdown=”1″ There...

Plugins Loaded

There is this fella named John James Jacoby. He’s the lead behind some huge WordPress projects you may have heard of: BuddyPress and bbPress. We use bbPress right here on CSS-Tricks to power the forums. I had some trouble the other day, where editing posts in the forums started behaving weirdly. Not terribly surp...

Building a Microblog Using Node.js, Git and Markdown

The word micro gets thrown around a lot in modern programming: micro-frameworks, micro-services, etc. To me, this means solving the problem at hand with no bloat. All while solving for a clean-cut single concern. This means focusing on the problem at hand and cutting unnecessary dependencies. I feel Node follows the G...

You Should Probably Blog in Markdown

I attempt to make the case that creating content in Markdown is a good plan for you and your team, now and especially in the future. Direct Link to Article — Permalink You Should Probably Blog in Markdown is a post from CSS-Tricks ...

First Look at Pagekit CMS – Clean, Extensible, Fast, But…

Pagekit hit version 1 recently, and as I’d been looking at personal blogging engines, I thought it’d only be fair to check it out. Granted, blogging is merely a subset of the functionality Pagekit can offer, but a good basic test-drive subset nonetheless. Installation Note: we’ll be using Homestead I...

Choosing the Right Markdown Parser

The following is a guest post by Ray Villalobos. Ray is going to explore many of the different varietals of Markdown. All of them offer features beyond what the original Markdown can do, but they offer different features amongst themselves. If you’re choosing a version to use (or a version you’re offering t...