Revealjs + Markdown¶
I’m going to use it with markdown however…
However there is an option to use markdown! It comes standard with a plugin to handle several dialects 1 of markdown 2. And although md 1 is not rst, it is text-based. And so easy to maintain. Apparently, one can even put in html-comments into the md-text, to set the “features”.
Speaking about features: They are hardly documented, but nice. One can specify slide-traditions, animate “fragments” 3, and probably a lot more. So, let try and collect all information!
Each “presentation” will consist of 2 files: a html-template 5 and the md-content. Due implementation details of revealjs, this only works when a web-server is used. A slight drawback, but we can live with it.
This is still a drawback: md is hardly a standard language! (unlike rst)
Like: lines, and even words.
See: https://gist.github.com/dupuy/1855764, and more. Md has two syntaxes for headers: underlines (
----) and pound-prefixes (
######), whereas rst uses underlines (in a more flexible way). We will use underlines in both cases.
Later, this html-file may be generated, possible by a rst-directive. For now it’s a short file one has to fill-in by hand.