What you will learn?
- What is Markdown & why its useful
- Example syntax
- Which Markdown editor to use & how to install
What? Markdown is a Markup Language (ML) to add formatting to plain text documents. Created by John Gruber & Aaron Swartz in 2004.
Why? I was familiar with it, used in GitHub read me file with .md extension (README.md). Increased productivity as its quick to write / blog documents in plain text with nice formatting, including use of code blocks.
- On sublime: ctrl + shift + p
- On atom: ctrl + shift + m
Markdown editor & usage
Best Markdown editor for linux – Atom, Remarkable, GNU Emacs, ReText, Sublime. Decided to use Sublime as I already have it installed on my Linux / Mac platforms.
How to edit Markdown in Sublime –
ctrl+shift+p to call up Command Pallete, then type
Markdown Preview in Browser, select “Markdown Preview” & “markdown” or “github” (depending on which markdown version) & hit enter => markdown displays on browser.