We love using John Gruber’s Markdown syntax for creating HTML documents and tutorials for Particletree. It is impossible to express how much time it saves us and how much easier it is to work through the editing process when you don’t have to plow through a lot of HTML syntax craziness.

Infinite time. Infinitely easier.

And so we were totally stoked when we heard Canadian programmer, Michel Fortin, put the finishing touches on PHP Markdown Extra. The big feature we’re most excited about is the smarter inline HTML block parsing. We now can nest block-level elements without having to care about indenting the content. This is going to be a huge help in creating smarter and more dynamic tutorials and so everyone should be clapping. Hooting, if that’s your thing.

Anyway, kudos to Fortin. The goblet is raised.

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  1. Douglas Clifton · 5 years ago

    I’m a huge fan of Markdown myself, and Fortin’s port is a godsend. This enhancement looks to be quite useful as well, I’m off to install it and play around…

  2. Ryan Campbell · 5 years ago

    Raises his goblet and hoots

  3. Jeff Smith · 5 years ago

    “We love using Mark Gruber’s Markdown syntax for creating HTML documents..”

    Not to be picky, but shouldn’t that be John Gruber?

  4. Kevin Hale · 5 years ago

    Yeah, my bad. Got a little carried away there. Thanks, Jeff.