Markdown started as a clever way to write for the web but has become so much more. This book demystifies Markdown, making it easy for anybody to learn. This book includes 130 pages, 27 screencasts with over one and half hours of video, and an additional hour of audio interviews. You can go from no knowledge to Markdown pro. It will change the way you write forever.
Chapter 1 - Why Markdown
Learn why Markdown is such a big deal and why you need to learn it.
Chapter 2 - Markdown Basics
This is a complete guide to Markdown syntax with cheat sheets and video screencasts for every major component.
Chapters 3-6 - Markdown on the Mac, PC, iOS, and the web
Get a hands on guide to some of the best apps for writing Markdown on every platform with written guides, automation tools, screenshots, and extensive video tutorials.
Chapter 7 - Advanced Markdown
Markdown has grown and there are several advanced techniques for getting even more out of Markdown including a guide and video tutorial for writing with MultiMarkdown, including footnotes, tables, and metadata. There are also recommendations for additional advanced third party apps and even track changes.
Chapter 8 - Markdown Workflows
The authors interview several Markdown power users including Merlin Mann, Fletcher Penney, Brett Terpstra, Federico Viticci, and Gabe Weatherhead with over an hour of audio interviews about how they use Markdown.
This is the first book in the MacSparky Field Guide Series. This book is a large file (850 MB) and includes over one and a half hours of video and one hour of audio. This books runs on all versions of the iPad.
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great book for a nubby
I've wanted to use Markdown for a while but never found time to. and thought that it looks to complicated. But this book dummies it down, And now I use Markdown everywhere I c
A Great Way to Learn Markdown
I’m not a blogger or a web designer, but I kept hearing about this thing called Markdown and the benefits of working in plain text. At first I didn’t get it, but then I decided to check out David’s book and it all came together. I LOVE the idea of working with the simplicity of text files that can be accessible through any number of applications and tools. I LOVE the idea that these files will be accessible forever, even when all the proprietary software of today goes defunct. And I LOVE that there are a growing number of great apps that work with Markdown in various ways. David and Eddie do a great job of introducing the idea of Markdown, it's basic functionality and tools, and then have some great audio conversations with Markdown users about how they use it in their day-to-day lives. I highly recommend this book!
A great Field Guide on Mac & iOS text editing in Markdown
When I first read this iBook, I already had the gist of Markdown, using it regularly with plain text writing in such applications as Byword, Markdown Pro, and, later, Editorial. But, I thought I could make use of a comprehensive tutorial, which this iBook provides.