Regarding Calepin and its new Competitors - Iain B. Simpson @calepinapp: You have one competitor starting now (@scriptogram), and more are bound to come. After all, your idea is a very good one… I didn’t publish the tweet above because it deserves discussion. INfoHesiveEP: Create & Publish ePublications In eBook, PDF, CHM Format If you are a software developer, you must know the importance of creating a help manual while moving through different phases of SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). Without a detailed help manual, it becomes quite difficult for your audience to completely understand the functionality and the usage of the software. However, if you don’t want the hassle of creating help topics and compiling them into a single document, give InfoHesiveEP a shot. The application is developed for creating e-Publications such as help manuals, eBooks, support guides etc.
Codename: Obtvse - Nate Wienert Earlier today I was browsing Hacker News and was a bit let down by a post I ran across by recent HN front-pager, Dustin Curtis. See, Dustin’s done some pretty cool stuff and to date much of his writing has been insightful and spot-on. Other things he’s done have been a bit more controversial (Kudos suck, as did the way he responded to critique’s on them). Nonetheless, I was excited earlier today as I was reading his announcement of Svbtle, his new blogging platform.
78 Tools for Writing and Previewing Markdown Markdown is a text-based markup language created by John Gruber in 2004 as a way to write in an easy-to-read format that can be converted into HTML. It uses a very simple formatting syntax of familiar punctuation and characters, which makes writing content for the web a faster and more intuitive experience. As Markdown grows in popularity, new tools and applications have sprung up to cater to writing, converting and previewing the markup language. From tutorials, WordPress plugins and books to dedicated Markdown Service Tools for OS X, there is a wealth of excellent resources available.
Markdown and Blogging and Dropbox, Oh My! « ben tsai There are a bunch of new blogging services that have surfaced recently that share quite a few similarities: Use Markdown for the post medium Use Dropbox for syncing and delivery Boast simplicity and ease-of publishing Emphasize clean design I first heard of Calepin a few months ago. I liked the experience of creating posts locally using Markdown, hitting the “Publish” button, and seeing it live with minimal hassle. yWriter5 - Free writing software yWriter is a powerful writing program which is free to download and use. yWriter is a word processor which breaks your novel into chapters and scenes, helping you keep track of your work while leaving your mind free to create. It will not write your novel for you, suggest plot ideas or perform creative tasks of any kind. yWriter was designed by an author, not a salesman! yWriter5 is free to download and use, but you're encouraged to register your copy if you find it useful. If you're just embarking on your first novel a program like yWriter may seem like overkill. I mean, all you have to do is type everything into a word processor!
Cheat Sheet Important: Different types of Mashery pages have different editing properties. Static pages and documentation can take HTML, while the Wiki cannot accept HTML but can accept Markdown. Headers Paragraphs Lists Emphasis Top 10 Free Online Blogging Platforms A blog is a great way to express your thoughts, create a web presence for your company and provide content to Internet users. If you’re planning to create a blog, but don’t wish to get into the hassles of hosting, developing and deploying it yourself, consider creating a blog at any of the free blogging platforms mentioned below. Such services offer a plethora of features and generally come with both free as well as paid plans. Let’s look at the top 10 most popular online blog-publishing services. 1.
Markdown Basics Getting the Gist of Markdown’s Formatting Syntax This page offers a brief overview of what it’s like to use Markdown. The syntax page provides complete, detailed documentation for every feature, but Markdown should be very easy to pick up simply by looking at a few examples of it in action. The examples on this page are written in a before/after style, showing example syntax and the HTML output produced by Markdown. It’s also helpful to simply try Markdown out; the Dingus is a web application that allows you type your own Markdown-formatted text and translate it to XHTML. Note: This document is itself written using Markdown; you can see the source for it by adding ‘.text’ to the URL.