Markdown vs. WYSIWYG - Stop using the web like a word document

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Markdown vs. WYSIWYG - Stop using the web like a word document

  1. 1. Markdown vs. WYSIWYG Stop treating the web like a word document
  2. 2. How it all began… How it all began… The differenceWYSIMOLWYG …less is more >…playing God
  3. 3. …playing God How it all began… The differenceWYSIMOLWYG …less is more >…playing God
  4. 4. WYSIMOLWYG* ! ! ! You still have to know what you do! Image position and break performance are often bad! Editors concern about design The enemy: Blank line!!! *What you see is more or less what you get How it all began… The differenceWYSIMOLWYG …less is more >…playing God
  5. 5. The difference WYSIWYG for creating printable documents or presentation slides ! Markdown simple plain text formatting syntax for writing for the web! How it all began… The differenceWYSIMOLWYG …less is more >…playing God
  6. 6. … less is more! How it all began… The differenceWYSIMOLWYG …less is more…playing God >
  7. 7. The truth on WYSIWIG editors ! provide no good markup at all provide individual markup functionality to non web-affine users lack of effectivity, simplicity & consistency >The truth on WYSIWIG editorsThe differenceWYSIMOLWYG …less is more…playing god <
  8. 8. Markdown myths lack of UX is not intuitive restrictions on simple formatting is something for developers (technical) >The truth on WYSIWIG editorsThe differenceWYSIMOLWYG …less is more Markdown myths <
  9. 9. Accessibility not all Wysiwyg-editors pass WAI-ARIA criteria Markdown need no UI components better HTML, better accessibility © failblog.org >The truth on WYSIWIG editorsThe difference Accessibility…less is more Markdown myths <
  10. 10. We all UX Availability on every single device constant website layout editors don’t care about the layout semantic correct content 
 … also if more than one person 
 works on it <>>The truth on WYSIWIG editors We all ♥ UXAccessibility…less is more Markdown myths <
  11. 11. … check out semantik.zensations.at <> Wanna learn more? >The truth on WYSIWIG editors We all ♥ UXAccessibility Wanna learn more?Markdown myths <
  12. 12. thank you …and if you have any questions, you know what to do!

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