If you want the markups (**, __, etc) to appear in view mode



Just use the following css (example is for **)

.node-bold:before {
content: '**'
.node-bold:after {
content: '**'

I prefer this because switching to/from edit mode is very abrupt when you have markups, the text changes length in a way that often feels too abrupt


This is a pretty cool idea


@Shida This is actually pretty genius!