Using Parsedown

24 Mar 2014 00:00

If you are reading this, it means that Parsedown is working!

What is Parsedown?

Parsedown is an Markdown parser, for PHP. Basically, I am writing this in an plain .txt that is in my dropbox, and then Parsedown parses that to what you are viewing. This is why the site takes a while to load, it needs to get parsed, and Dropbox needs to serve the .txt.

Why Markdown?

As much as I hate Markdown on my twitch profile, here it isn’t that bad. It’s alot better to write in Markdown than to manually think about inserting

<h1>, <p>, <br>, etc. 

It’s just a hell of a lot more convenient.

Outro

Anyway, yay, now I have a working ”blogging platform”. Now I’m gonna set up the rss feed, maybe whip up a good CSS stylesheet, mess with width, and possibly a script that can generate the n.php files for me.

Until next time!

/DJS