Textile – a content editor’s nightmare?

Posted on August 28, 2007


Spent years trying to get to grips with HTML only to find the CMS you’ve inherited uses its own mark up language? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that yet another web editing shorthand has been created: textile.

Replacing the need to use ‘strong’ tags, for example, with a simple:

*This is a bold title!*

…textile takes no time to pick and pretty much covers most quick web editing tasks.

Textile is nothing new and, in my opinion, gets complicated once you try more complex tasks – like tables – but it should speed up editing times and take some of the pain out of basic web page editing.

So – will textile finally ease the pain of trying to source a decent web editor (or even, gulp, a copywriter) with hard to find skills in basic HTML?

Perhaps. I’ll flag up any textile resources I come across, but in the meantime, below are a couple of textile tastic links for your viewing pleasure:


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