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Markdown Reference


Below you will find a collection of tutorials teaching the basics of Markdown.

Before You Start

These tutorials assume you know the basics of using a text editor, like VS Code. A basic understanding of HTML is helpful, but not required for these tutorials.


You can download exercises to go along with these tutorials on our Markdown exercises GitHub repo. Just click the green Code button in the corner and click the Download ZIP option.

Markdown Syntax

GitHub Markdown

These Markdown elements aren’t part of the original Markdown language, but do work on GitHub and a few other places (most should work in the VS Code Markdown preview).


Strikethrough – Markdown Syntax highlighting – Markdown Tables – Markdown Task list – Markdown

Next Steps

After taking this course, you can take our CSS course.