Markdown

Learning Markdown

Writing for Interactive Design - Week 1

Markdown Syntax Guide

In my Writing for Interactive Design class, we begun by creating a Github account and setting it up with the static site generator, Jekyll, to create a blog where we will be learning how to write blog posts and other content for websites. Markdown is a ironically a markup language that is used to simplify things you use to edit your Jekyll-Powered site.

For example:

If you'd like to write bold text in regular HTML you would usually write the following:
<strong>text</strong>
The previous code will output: text

In Markdown, the bold text would be as simple as writing the following:
**text**
The previous code will output: text

As you can see this is a valuable time-saver and it is also less complicated for users with no html knowledge.

>> Visit GitHub to learn more ways to use basic Markdown.

Written on January 14, 2015