Get to know your markdown

If you have visited github, bitbucket or use stash you may have encountered files which primarily are used for project documentation but folks are getting creative with creating entire markdown sites. These files are based on markdown which is a text to html converter. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML. It is pretty slick and easy to use so below are a few plugins to your current development stack.

Markdown plugin for chrome

Markdown Preview

Markdown plugin for sublime text
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  2. Install sublime text package manager
    • Open command, View -> Show console
    • Restart sublime
  3. Go to Preference > Package Control, and Choose "Install Package
  4. Choose the package named "MarkdownBuild" to install it
  5. Select your markdown file and CTRL+B or CMD+B, it now should launch in your browser

There is a possibility that you could see subtle differences between vendors so be aware of slight formatting issues.

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