Why Learn Markdown
Congratulations on getting your accounts and development tools up! 🏁
Your next step is learning a language that's essential to how we communicate over the web: Markdown!
What is Markdown
Markdown is a lightweight markup language used primarily to:
- Produce print-ready documents
- Create content for a website
- Take notes
Markdown was developed by John Guber in 2004, and its documents are plain text files that are easy to read and write.
# Markdown Is Awesome ❤️ It allows us to publish web content without having to write in `<html>` tags! - You can make lists - You can **emphasize** words - You can *italicize* words And so much more!
Markdown Is Awesome ❤️
It allows us to publish web content without having to write in
- You can make lists
- You can emphasize words
- You can italicize words
And so much more!
Markdown is among the world's most popular markup languages and translates quickly to other formats like pdf, rich text, and HTML, etc.
Markdown offers a simple way for everyone on the web to communicate without having to rely on HTML or WYSIWYG editors.
Examples of WYSIWYG editors include Microsoft Word and Google Docs!