I’m in the middle of a mini screencast series on how I write using Markdown in Notational Velocity.1 The first part ended up being very basic. If you are already using Notational Velocity and Markdown to create HTML, this really isn’t for you. It’s for all your internet pals who are Markdown-curious, but feel intimidated by it – for whatever reason.

I cover the basics:

  1. Font formatting: bold and italics
  2. Hyperlinks
  3. Headings
  4. Bullets
  5. Footnotes
  6. How to copy the HTML from Notational Velocity (nvALT)

[vimeo 21640629]

In the next part, I plan to talk about other tools I use to make writing in Markdown even faster. Teaser: It’ll involve TextExpander, LaunchBar, and TextMate.

By the way, if there are any other topics I’ve written about that you would like to see in a screencast format, let me know. I can’t guarantee I’ll do it, but I’m looking for ideas.

  1. Somehow screencasting about writing seems like a more tenable use of my time than writing about writing.