Everything about Markdown

What is Markdown?

Markdown is a lightweight markup language commonly used for formatting text in a simple and readable way. It was created by John Gruber and Aaron Swartz in 2004 with the goal of enabling people to write using an easy-to-read and easy-to-write plain text format that could be converted to HTML.

Core Concepts

  1. Syntax Simplicity

    Markdown uses straightforward syntax, making it accessible to users with minimal technical expertise. It emphasizes readability and ease of use, ensuring that even non-developers can create well-formatted documents.

  2. Plain Text

    Markdown files are plain text files, usually with a .md or .markdown extension. This simplicity allows for easy version control and collaboration using tools like Git.

  3. Common Elements

    Markdown supports a variety of formatting elements, including lists, headings, emphasis, links, images, codeblocks etc

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