The Markdown Guide

By Matt Cone

Learn Markdown in 60 pages. The Markdown Guide book includes everything you need to get started and master Markdown syntax.

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Take your Markdown skills to the next level.

Master the power of Markdown and take full control of the syntax.


Learn how Markdown works and dive in using an online editor.


Practice using basic and extended Markdown syntax elements.


Start using Markdown everywhere
for all of your writing.

What's inside.

Detailed descriptions. Clear and concise examples. Beautifully formatted pages.

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The Markdown Guide is hands-down the best Markdown reference.

If you're looking for an in-depth guide for more Markdown tips and tricks, I highly recommend the unofficial but authoritative Markdown Guide.

The Markdown Guide is awesome. I keep it open in a browser tab for reference while working on my guides.

The perfect book form teaching resource for Markdown — concise, mapping functionality, extensions, and best practices. Not a long read, but if you like documentation in book format (I do), this is the book for Markdown syntax.

Federico Lucifredi, Author of AWS System Administration: Best Practices for Sysadmins in the Amazon Cloud, via Goodreads

If you’re working with Markdown, then do yourself a favour and check out The Markdown Guide... It’s excellent.

A terrific reference—straightforward and well organized, briskly paced, and featuring a spot-on instructive tone that conveys friendly engagement.

David Buck, Technical Writer

This book provides the right amount of information to learn Markdown and I highly recommend it!

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About the Author

Matt Cone is a technical writer at Fastly. He has experience creating documentation for organizations like Linode and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Matt's first book, Master Your Mac, was published by No Starch Press. To get in touch with Matt, visit

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