Welcome to Writeup.org

Writeup is a scripting language for documents, making it fast, easy and fun to create documents for the web, for print, or for slide presentation, or all three at once from the same original document.

See the Quick Reference guide for more details!

Writeup 2.4 released

Finally, after months of developing and testing, a new stable version of Writeup has been released: Writeup 2.4.

Get it at sourceforge in Linux, Mac and Windows versions.

  • The whole underlying processing of functions has been refactored to remove some of the earlier limitations.
  • Plus the keywords system increases the power of Writeup immensely.

For a full list of changes, see the changelog.

Another RC for Writeup 2.0 released

A new release candidate for Writeup 2.0 (1.99.16) is now available at sourceforge in Linux, Mac and Windows versions.

  • The main change, as well as a few bug fixes, is better microdata support for time. Previously dates were supported, but now there is good support for time, both as microdata and in the <time> tag.

For a full list of changes, see the changelog.

  • The documentation continues to be improved, although it should probably no longer be called “quick reference” but “full reference”.

Release Candidate of Writeup 2.0 includes a Mac verision

The release candidate for Writeup 2.0 has been released on sourceforge. See sourceforge.net/projects/writeup/files/ for the download page. New features kept creeping in and delaying the release, but this looks good.

The Drupal module for allowing Writeup to be an input filter is now stable. See drupal.org/project/writeup.

Writeup 2.0 RC-3 released

The third release candidate for Writeup 2.0 has been released. The binary can be downloaded from Google code Writeup binary v1.94.03. It will be made available on sourceforge in a few days along with a new shell script for invoking it that extracts multiple commands from the source file and runs them.

Release of Drupal 6 module

The first non-development release of the <^http://http://drupal.org/project/writeup^Drupal 6 Writeup module^> was made today.
As well as tidying up some minor code style formatting, the release adds an error message if the Writeup processor issues any warnings or errors.
The Drupal 7 version should be coming soon!

Fonts that best display symbols

This is a test of various symbols and how they display in web fonts. First we have to test what fonts are installed on typical browsers.

Test of Fonts Installed

If not installed, will show as Webdings, (assuming Webdings is on your computer).

A Plea From 16 Most Overused Fonts

Fun post about overused fonts:

Fonts that got together with a plea to give them a break and forget about their existence for the next 25 years.

Every typeface ever designed was created to serve a certain purpose with a specific mood or tone. In addition to the individual traits of each font and its family, there are only two kinds of types — display and text. Display faces, known for their decorative features, are meant to be used sparingly and in bigger sizes, they are illegible otherwise. Text faces are great for extensive amounts of readable copy, they commonly sport a conservative no-frills look. More here: www.inspirationbit.com/…fonts/

Linux Font Equivalents to Popular Web Typefaces

Very useful article:

I have written before about my admiration for Web typography, and in that article I touched on the fact that many “Web safe” fonts can’t be applied to Linux. Linux distributions each ship with their own font libraries, but I’d like to focus on similar typefaces you can use within a font-family to help make your design bulletproof.
Like Windows & OS X, Linux does type too

I’ve been a Linux user for some time now, and Linux is my platform of choice both at work and at home. My distribution of choice is Ubuntu not because it’s the most popular, but because I’ve tried a wide variety of Linux versions, and Ubuntu works the best for me. I say this because I’m going to focus on the fonts that ship by default with Ubuntu, so there may be some discrepancy among distributions.

more here

html to pdf conversion with pisa/xhtml2pdf

Up until now I have been using wkhtmltopdf to create pdfs, but is seems there is another alternative to explore: http://www.xhtml2pdf.com and http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pisa/
I'll report back with a comparison.

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