Posts tagged with "markdown"

Markdown is a lightweight plaintext markup language that allows you to create documents with basic formatting while being readable without the formatting. Due to its simplicity it has become very popular as a lightweight format for authoring documents. Because of its plain text nature you can use an ordinary text editor to edit your documents and this will also play nicely with version control systems. Because of the way in which Markdown documents are able to nicely work with version control, various web sites are built using what is known as a JavaScript and Markdown stack (JAM stack) that reads page contents from Markdown sources and renders them nicely into webpages.

The original Markdown specification has been built on through various extensions. There are multiple implementations of Markdown in common use:

This summary itself was written in Markdown and has been transformed via our web publishing pipeline into the web page you are currently reading.

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Guide to Git and GitHub for Writers

Introduction Last year, my simmering rage at conventional word processors finally boiled to the surface, driving me to take the drastic…

Published on January 7th, 2020 by Allison Smith.

Markdown editing workflows

Even before we moved our site to a JAM stack we found that we edited a number of Markdown files every day, for example those README.md files…

Published on April 23rd, 2018 by Janis Lesinskis.