HTML & Markdown

HTML?

HyperText Markup Language, commonly referred to as HTML, is the standard markup language used to create web pages. Web browsers can read HTML files and render them into visible or audible web pages.

  • Base web browser "language"
  • Uses descriptive tags
  • Can get messy

Markdown?

Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

  • Very clean & clear
  • Can be parsed (changed) into other formats
  • Good for high-volume, structured content

<h1>Hello!</h1>

 

# Hello!

<h2>Hello Again</h2>

 

## Hello Again

<em>Hello Again</em>

 

*Hello* or _Hello_

<strong>Hello Again</strong>

 

**Hello** or __Hello__

<ul>

    <li>bullet list 1</li>

    <li>bullet list 2</li>

    <li>bullet list 3</li>

</ul>

+ bullet list 1

+ bullet list 2

+ bullet list 3
+ bullet list 4

This is an <a href="http://google.com">example link</a>.

 

This is an [example link](http://google.com/).

How do I use markdown?

Markdown must be parsed into another format. There are a number of tools you can use to make that happen.

  • Pandoc
  • parsedown.org
  • writage.com
  • daringfireball.net

Markdown & HTML

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