These days, many websites allow you to enter your own content — whether it’s creating a Web page, writing a blog post, or posting in a forum. In order to allow people to enter richly-formatted text and images, many sites use WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML editors. Great though these editors are, they do have a few drawbacks.
In this article you’ll learn about 2 popular alternatives to WYSIWYG editors: Textile and Markdown. You’ll learn what they are, how to install them, and how to use them. You’ll also compare them to each other, and to using WYSIWYG editors. The article ends with lots of useful links to help you find out more about Textile and Markdown.