Any tool that keeps me in my text editor writing, instead of faffing around with layout is a win in my book.
The future is here and it is markdown.
In my opinion Syntax is a pain in the ass. Some people are good, perfection flows from their finger tips. I am more the “need to be reminded to try for perfect” type. Syntax errors feel like a constant nudge from someone whilst you are trying to concentrate on something more important.
A great example of the “excision of faffing around” that markdown excels at is probably this:
Put the mat out for: (https://www.easypeasy.com) and say farewell to all that fussing around with " and his perfectly-placed friend /. <a href="http://devil_in_the_detail.com">link to site here</a>
Want a header? No wrapper needed: # H1 ## H2 ### H3
Need an image? (Sorry you do still need to have " and / around for this one, some details really do matter). [logo]: https://mylogo.com/icon232.png "Logo Title"
| Tables | Are | Easy | | --------- |:-------------:| ----: | | RHS column is | right-aligned | 10,000 | | Middle/Column 2 is | centered | 10 | | laces | are neat | 2 |
Colons can be used to align columns. Whilst they may look unconvincing as code, they render well.
|RHS Column is||right-aligned||10,000|
|Middle/Column 2 is||centered||10|
You get away with writing less syntax, that is way more reader friendly and a bit of software converts your text into HTML following your gentle hints.
That’s pretty awesome you say? Indeed it is. (quietly, because this is a WordPress site.. yay to markdown and static sites!).