Dillinger is a cloud-enabled HTML5 Markdown editor.
- Type some Markdown text in the left window
- See the HTML in the right
The overriding design goal for Markdown's formatting syntax is to make it as readable as possible. The idea is that a Markdown-formatted document should be publishable as-is, as plain text, without looking like it's been marked up with tags or formatting instructions.
This text your see here is actually written in Markdown! To get a feel for Markdown's syntax, type some text into the left window and watch the results in the right.
Get started by clearing the text with the button 'Clear' in the top navigation.
Dillinger uses a number of open source projects to work properly:
- Ace Editor - awesome web-based text editor
- Twitter Bootstrap - great UI boilerplate for modern web apps
- node.js - evented I/O for the backend
- keymaster.js - awesome keyboard handler lib by @thomasfuchs
- jQuery - duh
Dillinger has a number of features in the works. Just trust me.
NOTE: currently the
app.js file expects a Redis instance to be up and running and available. It is used for session storage and will be used in the future.
- Clone the repo
npm install -d(also, if you don't have
smooshinstalled globally execute:
npm install smoosh -g)
mkdir -p public/files
mkdir -p public/files/md && mkdir -p public/files/html
- Read the Readme file located at
config/README.mdand do what it says.
sudo node app.js
NOTE: Have a look at the
app.json file as it has some configuration variables in there as well. You will definitely need to update the
IMAGE_PREFIX_PRODUCTION: "http://cdn.dillinger.io/" to your own CDN. If you're not using a CDN, set it's path to
/img/ for that is where the images reside locally in the dillinger repo.
Free Software, Fuck Yeah!