What is Markdown
Markdown is a lightweight markup language used primarily to:
- Produce print-ready documents
- Create content for a website
- Take notes
Markdown was developed by John Guber in 2004, and its documents are plain text files that are easy to read and write.
Why Learn Markdown
Markdown is among the world's most popular markup languages and translates quickly to other formats like pdf, rich text, and HTML, etc.
Markdown offers a simple way for everyone on the web to communicate without having to rely on HTML or WYSIWYG editors.
Examples of WYSIWYG editors include Microsoft Word and Google Docs!