Markdown and Me

As part of my determination to come up with a cleaner less keystroke-intensive workflow for all my writing, I’m taking a hard look at Markdown. I first heard about Markdown back in 2004. I’d been blogging for a few years, and and hand-coding HTML. I came to HTML with surface familiarity with SGML in a library…

Bare Bones Software’s BBEdit 10

I’ve been waiting with great impatience for BBEdit 10 to be available from the Mac App store since July 19, when I read this enticing review by Adam Engst of TidBITS. Today, Apple approved BBEdit 10 for the Mac App store, and I’ve been benefitting from the re-design and new features already. Note that BBEdit…

Taco HTML

With the demise of BBEdit Lite, I’m looking for other free or under $20.00 basic HTML editors I can use with students. Taco HTML, from Taco Software is a free OS X HTML Editor. It has syntax coloring, an attractive, fairly self explanatory interface (a good thing, since there’s no built in Help). The basic…

The Demise of BBEdit Lite

Bare Bones software, makers of excellent Mac software, have retired the free BBedit Lite text editor. I initially learned to create HTML files using BBedit Lite, which was a truly “bare bones” text editor, with no HTML tools per se but excellent tools for working with ASCII files. I’ve long since upgraded to BBEdit, now…