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johnnyFive  ·  515 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Custom CSS for Hubski

Cool idea. Is it possible to do more extensive Markdown support? Any thoughts about changing the default fonts?




Devac  ·  515 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Any thoughts about changing the default fonts?

You can already change fonts in this style. I put 'Futura' as the default, but you can type whatever you have there. Or do you mean something else?

    Is it possible to do more extensive Markdown support?

Yes, but I don't know if I'll have the time to make a whole 'parser'. The one on Hubski is actually quite extensive and I only deciphered bits of it that I used for testing.

johnnyFive  ·  515 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My biggest complaint about Hubski right now is the fact that it is, quite frankly, terrible for doing long text posts. The layout does not handle large blocks of text at all, both because of layout (text is too small, linespacing is too small, paragraph breaks are too small) and the maddening and, frankly, incomprehensible "expired link" thing. It means that even if I wanted to do long text posts here, I'd have to write them in something else first and then copy-and-paste into Hubski. There's a reason all my original posts are links to either Medium or my WordPress blog.

    The one on Hubski is actually quite extensive....

All it can do is bold, italics, links, lists, and blockquotes. That's pretty basic. It doesn't support headings or any of the more extended stuff that even reddit does.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  515 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Make a full-page modal for writing long texts. They have it in RES, as an optional button for commenting/posting. It has two sides: editing and preview.

Devac  ·  515 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have added following properties:

1. Font size (size in pixels (px))

2. Line height (size in relation to font size (em))

3. Word spacing (size in relation to font size (em))

Here's an explanation of the units. 'em' is basically a fraction of the font height/width but I do recommend reading the linked article.

Devac  ·  515 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    All it can do is bold, italics, links, lists, and blockquotes. That's pretty basic. It doesn't support headings or any of the more extended stuff that even reddit does.

True, but I think that it would be better if it all was implemented on the server side. Otherwise, people who don't use a script with extended syntax handling would just see a garbled mess.

I could try and contribute code to the Hubski markdown but it's not really something about which I should be making any decisions. Also, and I don't mean to slag forwardslash by saying it, 'extensive' isn't the same as 'having extensive front-end functionality' when talking about code. That repository is pretty big and does a lot of crucial things. I simply don't have the time to go through it and implement those things you want.

johnnyFive  ·  515 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Gotcha, and yeah that all makes sense!