There is belief among a growing number of writers who have discovered the benefits of Markdown, that it could soon go mainstream. They have found that they can create web pages faster - simply by adding a few easy-to-remember characters to their text. Their enthusiasm stems from the fact that it is quicker than using the styling features built into CMS systems and web design programs. A version of markdown is also now used by the UK’s Government Digital Service.
I have just completed a fascinating six month project, creating a new online content strategy course. Users are finding it to be thought-provoking and inspirational, and that’s mainly thanks to the help and enthusiasm of the many professional content contributors (most of whom I have not met) who have added their knowledge to the compilation.
Some random jottings on writing content for intranets, websites, email newsletters and social media by Malcolm Davison of www.writingfortheweb.co.uk. Select the RSS feed to receive the latest (usually weekly) postings.