Extensions for publishing magazines and similar publications

#1

I’d just like point you to several Markdown extensions added at Rhythmus to support creation of beautiful printed and online magazines from one source. A quote from their article “Beautiful on all devices (including paper)”:

With our Markdown extensions, adding a subtitle is as easy as adding a line starting with a colon (:). The pen symbol (:black_nib:) indicates that the line contains the article’s author(s), optionally followed by their :twitter: @username, from which a clickable link will be created automatically. When the article needs an intro text, the first paragraph gets a summary symbol (∑), while prepending a paragraph with a bold quote mark (❝), will turn it into a a pull-quote. We are still adding many more element classes, like mathematical equations, image galleries, slide-shows and interactive graphics.

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#2

I find their index.md format more interesting and promising than using non-ASCII characters for markup. Is there a more detailed description available?

Also, I’m now wondering whether I would consider a subtitle a caption to the title, so that colon : lines could be used for tables, image figures and headings alike.

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#3

It would be useful to pick out particular elements of Rhythmus’ Markdown extensions to consider as CommonMark extensions and make separate topics to discuss these on a case by case basis. Some may be generic enough for considerations, but others may be too specific or the syntax may clash with other proposals.

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