Markdown Editor and Enhanced Viewer

Mother nature has been really hard on us this year in Quebec City. On the bright side, it’s been a good time to drink hot coffee and write code and that’s exactly what the Crowdbase team did :)

As a matter of fact, our team has been working really hard in the past weeks to release new features and improvements many of you were requesting. We thought now would be a great time to let you know about them :) Here we go!

Markdown and Syntax Highlighting

Markdown is really useful to style text without having to click here and there on the usual text editor’s buttons and dropdowns. When mastered, it really increases productivity and will help you to get uniform styling across all of your posts, especially when you copy and paste text from emails, documents or web pages.

To switch to markdown mode, just click on the markdown option:

switchtomarkdown

If you’re a software developer, you’ll be happy to know that our markdown editor also supports syntax highlighting!

Just like in GitHub or StackOverflow, use 3 back-ticks and specify your syntax like this:

```javascript

Write your code here

```

It will look super great in our viewer!

Screen Shot 2014-02-09 at 4.02.16 PM

Don’t know much about the markdown syntax? Get started right here.

Viewer Improvements

Speaking of our viewer, we released many improvements lately to give you the best reading experience and more management options. Here’s the list!

  • Re-designed top navigation bar;
  • Re-designed comments section;
  • New previous/next buttons at the bottom of the page;
  • Re-designed actions menu that always stays in the page when you scroll;
  • New copy action to let you copy a post from one group to another;
  • New revision history that let you look at previous versions of a post and rollback if needed.

Screen Shot 2014-02-09 at 4.04.24 PM

 

What’s really cool is that we didn’t stop there. Go on to our next post to learn about Awesome New Ways to Stay Up-to-Date!

-The Crowdbase Team

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