What is a Markdown?¶
Markdown is a lightweight markup language that is used to format text and documents for the web. It was created as a way to write in a simple, human-readable format that could be easily converted into HTML or other formats for use on the web. The syntax of Markdown is designed to be intuitive and easy to use, allowing users to format text using a set of simple symbols and characters, such as asterisks for bold text and hash symbols for headings. Markdown has become widely used for writing and formatting text for the web, and is supported by a variety of platforms, including blogging platforms, wikis, and content management systems.
Advantages of Markdown¶
Markdown is designed to be easy to read and write, making it accessible to a wide range of users. It does not require any knowledge of HTML or other markup languages, and the syntax is intuitive and straightforward.
Markdown documents can be easily exported to a variety of formats, including HTML, PDF, and other popular formats, making it a versatile choice for creating and sharing text-based content.
Markdown is designed to be easily readable in its raw form, making it a good choice for text-based content that will be read and edited by multiple users, such as readme files or technical documentation.
Markdown is supported by a wide range of tools and platforms, including text editors, blogging platforms, wikis, and content management systems, making it a widely adopted and supported standard for text formatting on the web.
Ease of Conversion¶
Converting Markdown to other formats is a straightforward process, and there are a variety of tools available for converting Markdown documents to HTML, PDF, and other formats.
Markdown is a lightweight format that is designed to be fast and efficient, making it a good choice for text-based content that will be used on the web or shared between users.
What kind of the programs use Markdown?¶
A variety of programs use Markdown, including:
Many text editors, such as Sublime Text, Atom, and Visual Studio Code, support Markdown natively, or can be easily configured to support it with the use of plugins or extensions.
Many popular blogging platforms, such as Ghost, Jekyll, and Medium, support Markdown for writing and formatting posts.
Many wikis, such as Confluence, MediaWiki, and GitHub Wiki, support Markdown for formatting text.
Content management systems¶
Some content management systems, such as WordPress and Drupal, support Markdown through plugins or extensions.
Some chat apps, such as Slack, support Markdown for formatting messages.
Task management tools¶
Some task management tools, such as Trello and Asana, support Markdown for formatting task descriptions and comments.
Some note-taking apps, such as Evernote and OneNote, support Markdown for formatting notes.
These are just a few examples of the many programs that support Markdown. With its popularity and wide adoption, it is likely that many other programs will continue to support it in the future.
Markdown cheat sheet¶
These are only some major things.
# H1 title ## H2 ### H3
### Links [