If you’ve heard about markdown but not yet had chance to try it out, this short video should get you up to speed with the language that makes creating content for the web easy.
Back in March we released a free download able guide, Learning Markdown: Write for the Web, Faster, which explains what Markdown is, how to use it, and includes descriptions and links to Markdown editors for OS X, Windows, iOS, Android, and web applications.
This video provides a few working examples of markdown, and gets you up to speed with the basics in just ten minutes.
What You Will Need
Similar to our guide, the following video tutorial shows you the basics of Markdown using the free online Markdown editor Markable. This editor includes a live preview of applied Markdown as you type, so you can easily learn the syntax in under twenty minutes. Linux users, might also want to check our recently posted article about Markdown editors for Linux.
This video tutorial covers the following items using Markdown:
- Bold and italics formatting
- Ordered and unordered lists
- Block quotes
- Email links
- Inline and embedded URL links
- Adding images
To follow the tutorial on adding images, you will need copy and paste this logo image link: http://main.makeuseoflimited.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/muosquares.png
Once you’ve got a taste for the basics, download the guide to learn about Markdown and how to use MultiMarkdown for formatting tables, strikethroughs, and footnotes. The guide also makes reference to other resources, such as the text automation application, TextExpander and other automation tools that can help users apply Markdown more quickly.
Let us know questions you have about Markdown, and whether you found the video useful in the comments below.
Image Credit: WhatIsMarkdown.com