Justify My Text


WordPress has introduced yet another version of the Block Editor. I have not been a fan of the concept from the beginning, but I thought I’d see it through and continue with the new version rather than seek shortcuts to get back to my comfort zone.

But I like the look of the two neat margins, instead of the ‘ragged end’ approach
It wasn’t terribly long before I remembered why it is I dislike the block editors; it is at best a pain in the ass, and at worst impossible to justify text. I understand that I’m going against the grain on this, all alleged experts deem justified text as the devil’s own work. But I like the look of the two neat margins, instead of the ‘ragged end’ approach.
No justify option

When I first started using word processors, sometime in the mid-eighties, the ability to justify text was what impressed me most. Being able to alter text, cut and past chunks of words were all very useful, but I liked justification. On those machines it was all about inserting commands in text and hoping for the best. Along came Apple and the ability to easily highlight text and do many things with it, including justifying it.

… I do wish the powers that be at WordPress would justify their decision to scrap this favourite tool of mine
I have never really had any problem with letter spacing, which is one of the criticisms levelled at justified text. The occasional small almost unnoticeable gap is hardly the end of the world. Nor does it, in my opinion justify omitting the justify option in editors.

I promise to keep struggling with the new block editor, but I do wish the powers that be at WordPress would justify their decision to scrap this favourite tool of mine. So just to annoy them, I’m going to go to the trouble of using the code editor to justify portions of this blog post. I am nothing if not a rebel.

Published by DCMontreal

DCMontreal - Deegan Charles Stubbs - is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

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