Introduction to Markdown

A beginner's guide to the Markdown language including its basic and advanced syntax.

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4 hrs
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Table Of Contents

1. Introduction

  • What will you learn in this course?
  • How to use this course?

2. Getting Started

  • What is Markdown?
  • How do you write Markdown?
  • Why use Markdown?
  • How does Markdown work?

3. Basic Syntax

  • Headings
  • Paragraphs & Line Breaks
  • Emphasis
  • Lists
  • Blockquotes
  • Code Spans & Blocks
  • Images
  • Links
  • Horizontal Rules
  • Escaping Characters
  • Inserting Raw HTML

4. Advanced Syntax

  • Tables
  • Header IDs
  • Footnotes
  • Definition Lists
  • Task Lists
  • Strike Throughs

5. Using Markdown in the Wild

  • Websites
  • Documents
  • Notes
  • Documentation

6. Conclusion

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Meet Nick Major

Nick Major is a full-stack developer from Wisconsin, United States. He is a course creator and independent software developer.

He is also the author of these courses: Build A Hacker News Clone and Build A Coding Blog.

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