Author Archives: David Chambers

Syntax highlighting for Markdown READMEs

I love Markdown. I also love a well-written README… especially if it features ASCII art! It’s no surprise, then, that all my READMEs on Bitbucket are written in Markdown (I favour the .text extension, but .md, .mkdn, and .markdown all work too). One thing I’ve …

Redesigned “commits” screen

There are two essential screens—“pages”, if you prefer—on a site like Bitbucket. The “source” screen displays a project’s source files in their current state or as they existed at some point in the past. The “commits” screen depicts a project’s …

Improved repositories drop-down

For far too long, the repositories drop-down has been far from optimal. Something of an embarrassment in fact. While not completely unusable, the drop-down is unwieldy for users with access to dozens of repos: Old repositories drop-down Additionally, its appearance never …