I love that Squarespace supports Markdown. I hate that it does such a piss-poor job of it.

If you've ever tried to paste more than a few paragraphs of Markdown-formatted writing into a new Squarespace post, you've probably experienced jumpy windows, weird clipping and scrolling behaviors, and all other manner of nonsense. I don't know what the issue is, and I got tired of dealing with it.

My new workflow is Author Markdown in TextMate or nvAltPreview text in Marked.appCopy Rich Text (⌥⇧⌘+C)Paste rich text into "Text" (not Markdown) block in the Squarespace editor. Goes in without a hitch, links and all.

Now, if anyone has tips for weaving images into a long text post after the fact, I'd love to hear them.

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AuthorScott Kubie
CategoriesWorkflow Tools