Markdown By Example
Markdown By Example
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Markdown By Example

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Completed on 2012-11-24

About the Book

Markdown By Example - The book for Markdown-everything.

From text files over presentations to blogs, it can all be done using mostly Markdown. And it is easy, too!

This book introduces the reader to the Markdown syntax, teaches a few tricks on output styling and explains the various tools and frameworks that support Markdown.

All this is done using an imaginary monitoring tool called "GoodTool", which - by the end of the book - has a README file, a website, a blog, a wiki and much more. It is the common theme helping the reader understand the different use cases.

Finally, the book ends in a chapter explaining the "Making Of Markdown By Example" - yes, this book is not only about Markdown, it was also written in Markdown!

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About the Author

Tim Steinbach
Tim Steinbach

Tim Steinbach is a software developer from Germany, who has moved to Ontario, Canada.

Having been part of small and large software projects, it became evident that communication and documentation are key for working in a team and future product maintenance. This is why it is crucial to introduce and promote the easiest (for reader and writer) ways of documenting!

Tim's blog rm -rf / is a place for unusual hints and tricks. Also, check out his website NeQuissimus Online.

Table of Contents

  • Preparations
  • 1 - What is Markdown?
  • 2 - Why Markdown?
  • 3 - Tools
  • 4 - Installation (OSX)
  • 5 - Installation (Linux)
  • 6 - Book resources
  • Learning Markdown
  • 7 - Simple text
  • 8 - Cheat sheet
  • Markdown applications
  • 9 - Markdown with HTML and CSS
  • 10 - Websites
  • 11 - Blogs
  • 12 - Presentations with ShowOff
  • 13 - Presentations with other frameworks
  • 14 - Documentation
  • 15 - Wordpress
  • 16 - Alternative output
  • 17 - Wikis
  • 18 - Markdown extensions
  • 19 - Converters
  • 20 - Books
  • Appendix
  • Software versions used
  • Links

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