I have recently discovered Polymer. Google offers some very interesting videos and presentations for their platform. There are some slides that contain a title, simple text, HTML code and its preview. The preview seems to be interactive. What software can I use to help me get such results?

Please, take a look at this slide in their video: link.

What are my interests:

  • Editing the presentation with Markdown and HTML
  • Adding HTML/JavaScript/CSS blocks of code
  • Generating previews of the blocks of code I want
  • Getting some kind of presenter view in parallel with the presentation itself
  • We will need much more information to give good recommendations here. Please take a look at What is required for a question to contain "enough information"? Then please edit your question and see if you can incorporate some of these improvements. Especially, questions here are expected to be mostly self-contained, i.e. explicitely list all requirements. A "please look here(link) and there(link) for what I need" is insufficient, though it's fine to include links for further reference.
    – Izzy
    Jan 13, 2015 at 11:56
  • "What software do they use for" is off-topic here.
    – user416
    Jan 13, 2015 at 12:53
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    I want a software to be able to do what they do. Why is asking for recommendations off-topic on a website called "Software Recommendations"?
    – Victor
    Jan 13, 2015 at 14:19
  • It was off topic before you edited this question because you expected us to know why they used. This site, if you look at other questions and the help centre, is for recommending software with specific requirements. Otherwise, you might as well google for a program, or comment on that video. You're new revision is much better because it tell us what exactly you want. Hope you see why Izzy and Jan said what they did now :) Jan 14, 2015 at 17:13

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I've faced similar problems with web-based markdown editors (id est, not supporting live previews or Github-flavoured markdown), so I've built my own widget, based on Parsedown Extra and TCPDF (for MD to PDF output, via HTML).

You're welcome to adapt it to your own purposes.

If you're looking for desktop-based software, I recommend Atom (wouldn't launch for me on Debian), Remarkable (GNU/Linux only) or Markdown Pad (Windows). All of these editors support live previews, Markdown Extra and Github syntax.


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