Let me introduce you to markdown first,
Markdown is made by John Gruber, you can use markdown to write blogs, texts, books and practically 100% of your writing work in a single format and you can easily distribute it in Word, PDFs, EPUBs, HTML, and many other formats.
Some pro’s of markdown:
- Easy and simple formatting.
- Can be converted to tons of different formats easily.
- Platform and app independent format. (you just need a simple text editor on any PC ever existed on this planet)
- Pleasant syntax and easy to learn.
I was introduced to markdown by Github and after that I’m just amazed from it because of it’s simple syntax and sheer power.
Learning basic Markdown syntax:
- Paragraphs: Everything you write are just wrapped in paragraphs. You can separate paragraphs by leaving a line between them.
Hi this is simple paragraph
and this is also the part of line.Yeah, this is another paragraph.
- Headings: you can create headings with number of hashes
#. The more the number of hashes the lesser the power of heading.
# Main Heading
## Sub Heading
### may be used as topic heading
#### sub-topic headings
##### another heading
###### smallest heading
- Links: links are really important in documents and markdown’s syntax for links is great too.
I read a lot and also write some cool blogs. You can read [My blog](https://medium.com/itsjzt) here.
- Images: everyone loves to make their text visually appealing by adding high quality images.
it’s just adding
! a link to make it an image.
- lists: Actually there are 2 types of list.
1. Un-ordered List: they are made by
- first item some text about it.
- Second item some text also about it.
2. Ordered List: Items are listed with some number or counting.
1. Hello this about me.
2. I'm a great blogger.
3. I write on medium.
- Blockquote: want to show some quotes or highlight some text to get users attention, then blockquote is what you need.
> Make it simple not simpler. -- Albert Einstein
- Code: you can write code samples in your markdown by using pair of
`(upperticks)`you can write multi-line code with 3 pair of upperticks.
# ping on google server (bash script)
ping -t www.google.com
if you have using some sort of code highlight then adding the language name after starting upper-ticks will provide you with highlighted code.
- Bold text: if you want to bold the text use
__bold__whatever you prefer, I generally prefer to use stars for bold and underscores for italics.
**bold text denoting it's something important**__another bold text__
- Italic text: for italic text use single underscore
*italic*around the text.
Some places where Markdown are used.
- Github and Github wiki
- Project management products like Trello
- Blog-aware static site generators like Jekyll or Hugo
Some apps for doing markdown.
By the way, you can use your Notepad for writing markdown for any other text editor (don’t use Word). If you want to make your workflow better there are some apps made for writing markdown.
- https://typora.io/ (cross platform simple markdown editor)
- http://writeapp.net/mac/ (mac only app)
- https://codepen.io/itsjzt/full/mMRbVj/ (webpage for writing quick markdown)
Look here to learn more Markdown.
Markdown Tutorial - Introduction
Each lesson introduces a single Markdown concept with an example. When you see a red pulsing circle in the example…