How to insert 2 Columns and edit Text Style with equivalent HTML tags using Steemit's Raw Markdown EditorsteemCreated with Sketch.

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Using Steemit's Raw Markdown Editor can get a bit tricky if you're a beginner,
so in this post I will tell you exactly how you can include multi-column text in your next Steemit post

This method allow's you format Text into 2 column sections, this type of formatting Style is commonly found in Newspaper & Magazines. Using 2 columns not only to make text reading more comfortable, but it also allows to make a better use of the space on the page


2 Columns

Long lines of text can be hard to read, so doing multiple columns breaks the lines up to something more optimal. In type-setting there is actually a sweet spot between too short lines (eyes have to constantly jump lines) and too long lines (when jumping a line it's hard to figure out which line is the next one and not accidentally skip a line).
It was shown, by experiment, that optimal amount of text for print material is ~60 characters per column. Higher amount of characters per column interferes with brain's ability to scan through text easily, much like you need to break text into paragraphs for same reason
>An alternative method to Display Content

You can simply copy paste the code below into your Raw Editor and change my Text!

<div class=pull-left>
Write you first Column Text right here followed by closing Markdown Code
<div class=pull-right>
Now write the Text of your 2nd Column, keep in mind that some Markdown Styling won't Work

The First Step is to wrap the text for your first column by typing out the Markdown Code
<div class=pull-left> tag followed by the content and </div> the closing tag to complete the first Column. After that you'll have do the following again for the second column however the first Markdown code will be <div class=pull-right> (instead of pull-left it's pull-right) tag at the start and </div> at the end


Column Style Editing

In the first Example, I showed you how to include a Column using Raw Editor, now it's time to learn how to edit your column in the scenario where you wish to change your font style or include paragraph

If you try to make certain text bold or Italic in the column you'll notice that your Markdown Code is not functioning. To bypass this, you can still use HTML tags to style and edit your Text.

Here is the Equivalent HTML tag for Bold, Italic and Paragraph Break

<b> for bold
<em> for italic
<br><br> for Paragraph Break (Leave the Next Sentence Blank)

Keep in mind that Markdown styling won't work when using a Markdown code to construct Columns, but you can always replace it with the equivalent HTML tags. e.g. <b> for bold, <em> for italic, and if you want a paragraph break, use <br><br>

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I've been wondering about this - want to do bilingual posts in the future - THANK YOU!

Very useful resource! Thanks! How about doing one about right aligning images and wrapping text around them in the future? I would really like to know how that is done.

Thanks. this is good information. I figure out something to do with this.:-)

Thank you for sharing - I find the information in your posts super helpful :D

Very handy - thanks!

Nice tutorial - Thanks for sharing this!

Invaluable information. Many thanks

Thanks man! I really liked this and will use this every time. Appreciated that.

Thanks for this! It helped a lot!