What are some of you using to format TaskPaper examples when publishing them in blog posts?
Which among you are exporting…
- TaskPaper into HTML from a tool like @mattgemmell’s TaskPaperRuby?
- Just pasting raw text in a
pretag or something?
- Using screenshots or animated gifs?
I’ve done 2 and 3.
I have to mention that I mostly use TaskPaper’s notes and header lines, a rarely use the dashed, todo line. In my blog posts, I show examples of how I use TaskPaper for rewriting my thoughts (rewriting my mental models, and something I call have-done lists).
For option 3 (screenshots and animated gifs), it was the simplest approach for Medium articles (like this one) or when including examples in an email for a course.
For option 2 (a TaskPaper example pasted inside a
pre tag), it allowed me to use the
<mark> tag to highlight changes to my list without having to use animated gifs. Here’s an article using option 2.
This second option has some benefits:
- Like I said, I can decorate parts of my list (using
<mark>) to bring one specific part of my list to the attention of the reader
- It’s readable in an RSS reader, since it’s just a
- People can copy-paste my examples back into TaskPaper
But it has some disadvantages:
- I have to convert tabs to 2 spaces, to make sure that it formats nicely. That’s not so huge, because if I copy/paste this space-formatted list in TaskPaper, it’ll interpret it correctly back into tabs (thanks Jesse!)
- I have to use a horizontal scroll so that the reader can read longer lines that I don’t want to wrap to new lines (unindented)
I thought of a fourth option:
ul's, to make sure I don’t rely on horizontal scrolling, and having stuff indent even when wrapping lines. RSS readers will default to the
pre, visitors to my site will get the nicely styled, indented, no-horizontal-scrolling TaskPaper examples.
Anybody else blogging TaskPaper examples?