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Markdown Basics Course (How To)

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Learn the basics of Markdown—a simple, text-to-html tool used to format writing on the Web. It's used to write blogs, forum posts, technical documentation, and more. Whether you're having trouble formatting GitHub README files or want to learn about Markdown in general, this course is a great place to start.

What you'll learn

  • Basic markdown
  • Formatting lists
  • Formatting code with Markdown
  • Formatting links with Markdown
  • Adding images with Markdown
  • Markdown flavors
  • Markdown in the Treehouse Community Forum


Understanding Markdown

Learn what Markdown is and why it's useful. We'll start with the basics: headings, paragraphs, bold and italicized text, and more.

Chevron 3 steps
  • Markdown and the Atom Text Editor


  • Headlines, Paragraphs, and Basic Formatting with Markdown


  • Basic Markdown

    5 questions

Lists, Code, Links and Images

Dive into the syntax of Markdown and learn how to create lists, format code, insert links and add images. You'll also learn about different variations of Markdown and how you can use Markdown in the Treehouse Community Forum.

Chevron 7 steps
  • Lists


  • Code


  • Lists and Code

    4 questions

  • Links


  • Images


  • Markdown Flavors and the Treehouse Forum


  • Links and Images

    4 questions


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