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Markdown: what it is and how to use it

barbarapvn - Apr 11, 2013 - 21:01 (CET)

For those who are used to writing on the internet, markdown is an interesting, fast and efficient approach. Markdown is a simple way to add formatting to web texts. By formatting we mean italics, bold, lists, and more, in plain text - for example, the text we find in the HTML viewer of blog editors, or in Windows Notepad, to make the concept more accessible. Markdown was originally created by John Gruber, with the help of Aaron Swartz, for the purpose of creating plain text that was easy to write and easy to read, and that could be easily and validly converted to XHTML.


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