If you ever used Git, you probably created Readme files, if so you noticed these Readmes are in Markdown. Markdown is a very lightweight markup language, very similar to plain text, that’s very easy to learn and you can get started quickly.
The popularity of this markup language has grown so fast that even development patterns such as the Jamstack are built around it. This is because of its simplicity and faster scaling. My own portfolio personal site was built with Markdown. So to add a page, all I have to do is create a new markdown file, commit it, and then the rest is taken care of behind the scenes.
If all of this excites you, we’ll give you all the cheats so that you can get started with Markdown quickly!
Markdown Cheat Sheet
Extensions and Tools
|Markdown Tables Generator||We can create tables using dashes and pipes. But this generator will save you a lot of time and will add them for you.|
|Markdown All in One||VS Code extension, with a load of keyboard shortcuts, and other useful tools. Using this extension will feel like you are using a good old word processor!|
|Emoji Markdown List||So you don’t need to memorize them!|
|Headers||Just add a |
|Bold, Italic, Strikethrough||Either |
Combined bold and italic with
|Links, Inline Images||Links:|
|Ordered, Unordered Lists||Ordered:|
|Single Line of Code|
|Block of code||Add optional language identifier for syntax highlighting. Must enclose it within three back-ticks|
|Block Quotes||Quote your favorite author:|
|Footnote||Footnote Me |
|Anchor Tags||Declare your id between brackets and then call it as a link:|
|Horizontal Line||Three or more hyphens:|
|HTML to Markdown|
|Other (within Github only)||Mentions:|
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