The MacSparky Markdown Field Guide

by David Sparks and Eddie Smith

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 and 27 screencasts totaling more than one and a half hours of video. There is also an additional hour of audio interviews. This book will take you from zero knowledge of Markdown to being a Markdown pro and change the way you write for the better.

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Chapters include:

Chapter 1 - Why Markdown

Learn why Markdown is such a big deal and why you need to learn it.

Chapter 2 - Markdown Basics

Get up to speed quickly with a complete guide to Markdown syntax, including cheat sheets and video screencasts for every major component of Markdown.

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, adding footnotes, tables, and metadata with Markdown. The authors also cover and recommend third-party apps that facilitate writing in Markdown for books and even track changes.

Chapter 8 - Markdown Workflows

The authors interviewed several Markdown power users including Merlin Mann, Fletcher Penney, Brett Terpstra, Federico Viticci, and Gabe Weatherhead to produce over an hour of audio interviews about these experts use Markdown.

This is the third 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.