Markdown is a lightweight and easy-to-use syntax for styling all forms of writing on GitHub platform.
What you will lean:
- How the Markdown format makes styled collaborative editing easy
- How Markdown differs from traditional formatting approaches
- How to use Markdown to format text
- How to leverage GitHub’s automatic Markdown rendering
- How to apply GitHub’s unique Markdown extensions
Markdown is a way to style text on the web. You control the display of the document; formatting words as bold or italic, adding images, and creating lists are just a few of the things we can do with Markdown. Mostly, Markdown is just regular text with a few non-alphabetic characters thrown in, like # or *.
You can use Markdown most places around GitHub:
- Comments in Issues and Pull Requests
- Files with the .md or .markdown extension
For more information, see “Writing on GitHub” in the GitHub Help.
Here’s an overview of Markdown syntax that you can use anywhere on GitHub.com or in your own text files.
# This is an <h1> tag
*This text will be italic*
* Item 1
1. Item 1
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