What About Spell Check?
So what if you are typing about some kerfuffle the other day and you possibly mikspell a word… ooo… spellcheck! (actually, what amazes me more than Minimalist Markdown Editor having Spellcheck, is that I somehow managed to spell kerfuffle correctly the first try! (IDK it even was a “real” work… “real” - hahaha…))
So MMDE seems to do what I want: Markdown + Spellcheck. But somehow I’m not feeling the symbiosis I feel with the Ghost Editor, or even with the Github editor. IDK why. It definitely works. But… hmm…
Campaign for The Australian Ballet, by Ren Pidgeon
Huh… I wonder why the image is rendering as a broken link here in MMDE? I imagine the page will work when deployed, but it should render in the preview pane too, no?
It’s always something!
I just pasted this content in Ghost and it previews fine. Although to some degree you’re benefited by it not previewing in that it keeps the Markdown & Preview panes in sync. When Ghost or other Markdown Editors do preview images, the panes get out of sync which is sort of a pain.
So I guess it can still be MMDE FTW. Just double check your images.
This is a nice (reasonable) place to type.
There’s 3 tools that seem to work pretty well on both Mac & Win, and have Spellcheck
- Typora - doesn’t preview images
- Minimalist Markdown Editor - doesn’t preview images
- Ghost - does preview images (but not ideal to upload 2 github, or course)
(oh, and when it’s in Github, the images do preview)
Favorites this minute
So I guess these are my current favorite ways to type (M/W)
- GitHub Editor
They’re all fine. Except no spellcheck in Github editor.
I’m not thrilled with the no spellcheck, but at least you can write in Typora which is a nice experience, and then you can edit the files right here in GitHub Markdown, which works nicely!
It’s weird that all the big php CMS’ don’t (natively) support Markdown: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal - no gots!
Ghost is (awesome) native Markdown. But Ghost is nodeJS, so the PHP CMS’ / PHP MySQL engines, hating-on-MD streak is unbroken.
By contrast, the Static / Flat web world seems to live on Markdown. Jekyll which powers this GitHub site, and a couple dozen others all seem to be native Markdown.
Why is Markdown so shunned in the PHP/CMS world, and so embraced in the Static/Flat world??
## Heading 2 ### Heading 3 Some Text #### Heading 4 ##### Heading 5 ###### Heading 6
hahaha, I came to Jekyll / GitHub to complain about bad Markdown on Joomla… so of course… the MD here on Jekyll / GitHub is acting weird. It previews on GitHub just fine. But rendered on the web the last section doesn’t seem to format. Almost as if it needs a text block, or something, underneath it. So, this is a text block!