Idea is that once i have the colored html code, i could easily put that in my wordpress.com blog. I know about
[sourcecode language="whatever"] but just wanted to know an online service that supports multiple languages. The benefit is that, i can choose any color style/theme from that online service for my code.
The problem with putting your code in a generator on another website is that if you change it somewhere you have to put it back in, which can become tedious.
I recently found http://hilite.me. I like it because there is an option for formatting text–useful when you are posting a config file or a series of commands.
From a WordPress standpoint I’ve been trying to trim back the number of plugins I’m running after a scan on pingdom.com showed how much time my page loads were taking because of a syntax highlighting plugin–and I rarely post code so it was a really not worth it.
I like the idea of inserting code blocks as pure html in the post because you aren’t required to have that plugin in the future and I’d assume won’t impact page load times.
I use WP-syntax for WordPress. Works great for me.
It’s not exactly what you are looking for but I thought I’d mention it here if anyone is looking for syntax hightlighting in WordPress.
From the usage description:
Wrap code blocks with <pre lang=”LANGUAGE” line=”1″> and </pre>
where LANGUAGE is a GeSHi supported
The line attribute is optional.