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Render Markdown as unrendered Markdown (see http://jsbin.com/huwosomawo)
* {
font-size: 12pt;
font-family: monospace;
font-weight: normal;
font-style: normal;
text-decoration: none;
color: black;
cursor: default;
}
h1::before { content: "# "; }
h2::before { content: "## "; }
h3::before { content: "### "; }
h4::before { content: "#### "; }
h5::before { content: "##### "; }
h6::before { content: "###### "; }
strike::after, strike::before { content: "~~"; }
i::before, i::after { content: "*"; }
b::before, b::after { content: "**"; }
ol, ul { list-style: none; padding-left: 0; }
ul li::before { content: "* "; }
ol li::before { content: "1. "; }
code::before, code::after { content: "`"; }
pre::before { content: "```" attr(lang) "\A"; }
pre::after { content:"```\A"; }
a::before { content: "["; }
a::after { content: "](" attr(href) ")"; }
tr::before { content: "| "; }
td::after { content: " | "; }
thead td::after { content: " | \A-----| "; white-space: pre; }
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commented Apr 10, 2015

I have no idea where I'm going to use this, but this is awesome.

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commented Apr 10, 2015

It's interesting ... I did some time ago a try to render it like it was printed by a old dot matrix printer on a continuous paper : http://trillek-team.github.io/trillek-computer/README.html
Need a lot of improve... Here have you the .less file : https://github.com/trillek-team/trillek-computer/blob/gh-pages/css/default.less

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commented Apr 10, 2015

ol and ul are mixed up. And some Browsers even support CSS internal counters (works in Chrome 42.0.x) http://jsfiddle.net/zfsoossx/3/

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commented Apr 10, 2015

Haha, this is awesome :)

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commented Apr 10, 2015

@Cash2m Thanks, fixed!

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commented Apr 10, 2015

Should probably support strong and em too.

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commented Apr 10, 2015

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commented Apr 10, 2015

I'm with capt nemo on this.

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commented Apr 10, 2015

Haha cool. Good update, @jbrooksuk.

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commented Apr 10, 2015

@cash2m @jbrooksuk incrementing is nice but I prefer to use 0. for ordered lists. It makes it so much easier to insert a line somewhere without messing up the markup.
The number doesn't matter anyway, it just has to be [0-9]+\.

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commented Apr 11, 2015

Worked on something similar a while back but never used it for anything: https://gist.github.com/pluma/6b51b2601ddea34d5abf

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commented Apr 11, 2015

Of course, this doesn't actually reverse the (lossy) Markdown transformation. For example, the source 9. turns into an ordered list that looks like "1." and CSS won't reverse that. (I see this problem on reddit all the time.)

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commented Apr 13, 2015

Very cool ... now to find a place to implement/integrate this!

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commented Apr 13, 2015

I did something similar a few years ago and updated it last year, if you want to check it out:
https://github.com/fvsch/remarkdown

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commented Apr 14, 2015

That's actually the easiest way for me to remember/learn markdown. Thanks mate.

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commented Apr 14, 2015

I think the list styles should be something like:

ol, ul { list-style: none; padding-left: 0; }
ul li::before { content: "* "; }
ol { counter-reset: section; }
ol li::before {
  counter-increment: section;
  content: counters(section,".") ". ";
}
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commented Apr 15, 2015

Very, very nice!

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commented Apr 15, 2015

woow

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commented Apr 16, 2015

i::before, i::after, em::before, em::after { content: "*"; }
b::before, b::after, strong::before, strong::after { content: "**"; }
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commented Apr 17, 2015

That's brilliant!

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commented Apr 17, 2015

I did this for my current site at nathanherald.com, but I never imagined anyone else would do it! Awesome and thanks for sharing.

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commented Apr 17, 2015

That's Awesome!

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commented Apr 20, 2015

All of Genius is Simple! Awesome!
Can play with counters for lists.

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commented Apr 21, 2015

Awesome. How about th tag?

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commented Apr 21, 2015

Cool idea. But just one question: What use case does this have? Because I'm not even able to copy & paste the visible output, thanks to the shadow DOM.

https://twitter.com/renestalder/status/590578412709933057

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commented Apr 23, 2015

This could prove useful for those who keep forgetting markdown markup but know HTML

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commented Apr 23, 2015

I think everyone's ready for this gist to become a legit git repo :)

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commented Apr 25, 2015

Here's a handy greasemonkey script that takes this styling and applies it to any webpage by typing "md".

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commented May 14, 2015

hr {height: 0px; border:none;}
hr::after {content: "-----";}

Also, forked it to add .md class support so that it's not necessarily global.

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commented May 14, 2015

+1 for @jasonkarns comment. make it a repo that we can submit PR's to :)

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commented May 14, 2015

Amazing...truly amazing. I am still recovering from it's simplicity and elegance.

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commented May 15, 2015

imgs?

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commented May 15, 2015

amazing!
👏

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commented May 15, 2015

Funky!

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commented May 18, 2015

There should be something done for the pre code {} selector which is created in some Markdown parsers (especially when you have a language specified in the "```" block)

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commented May 21, 2015

I'd like to add my voice to the chorus of people suggesting that this become a repo. :D

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commented May 28, 2015

When I try to actually copy/paste/select the generated characters, both Firefox and Chrome consistently skip any generated characters.

Judging by what I find on Stackoverflow, the problem seems to be neither OS nor browser specific :

That means you'll still need a nasty JS-based hack to actually copy-paste the generated output into a textarea on Github or elsewhere.


Workaround:

  1. Use Google Chrome
  2. Go to the print preview
  3. Copy-paste your result from the print preview

This technique is a bit convoluted, but it appears to be the best we've got so far.

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commented Jun 4, 2015

Awesome :)

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commented Oct 5, 2015

Thanks for sharing, ever since I saw this, I've been meaning to find a place to use it. I've just applied this lightly at https://motionobj.com/wilfredapp/.

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