Everything on Write.as is based around plain text. Formatting happens with text; adding images happens with text. Even embedding videos and other multimedia happens with text.
In short, we use a special kind of standard syntax called Markdown that lets you format text (like I just did) with a few special characters. Here's what it looks like:
# Header 1
## Header 2
### Header 3
**Bold** and _Italic_ and `Code` text
If you put that in the Write.as editor and press publish, you'll see this:
Bold and Italic and
Write.as also does its best to support the exact spacing you put in your posts.
So you can freely
your s p a c i n g
Our goal is to be as intuitive as possible, using that thing your already have your hands on — your keyboard. Don't be afraid to try out different things and see how they work!
Sticking with our text-based nature, Write.as lets you easily group your posts together with hashtags. Add one at any point in your post, like #this, and it'll automatically be linked to a special page that shows all posts containing that hashtag.
You can also add as many hashtags as you want to your posts, with any kind of capitalization:
#tutorial #HowTo #organization #WriteAs
As mentioned in our previous post, you can add photos with a little Markdown:
This inserts an image in your post, pulled from the given URL, that will read “Image” to anyone using a screen reader. We'd highly advise writing something more descriptive here, to help out any visually impaired users.
In order to get a URL for your image, it'll need to be hosted somewhere on the internet. We have an integrated photo hosting platform called Snap.as that'll let you do exactly this — Pro users get it as part of their subscription, and can connect their account here.
Once you have a Snap.as account, you can use the browser extension (available for Chrome and Firefox) to upload a photo and quickly add it to your post, like this:
Read more about this on the Snap.as blog.
#tutorial #HowTo #photos #SnapAs