Markdown - Friend or Foe

A presentation on the pros and cons of Markdown

This presentation was developed for the Lavacon Dublin 2016 conference.

Markdown has become the de facto standard for developers when they need to write documentation. So, where does it fit within your content strategy? Should developers be left to create their own silos of content? Should it be integrated into your overall content strategy? Should developers be encouraged to stop using it, and use something else instead? Should you adopt Markdown for other documents?

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • The capabilities, strengths, and limitations of Markdown, in comparison to other technical documentation standards.
  • How to fit it into your content strategy.
  • Examples of how it can be applied to business documents.
  • Applications that you might not know use it.

How to Enrol

This course is part of WriteLessons, from Cherryleaf

WriteLessons, from Cherryleaf, provides you with access to a range of courses in technical communication. You have access to all of the courses contained within WriteLessons, which you can take at your own pace.

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Cherryleaf is a technical writing services company formed in 2002 by people with a passion for technical communication and learning development.

Cherryleaf is recognised as a leader within the technical communication profession. Our staff have written articles for the Society for Technical Communication's (STC) Intercom magazine, the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicator's Communicator journal and tekom's TCWorld magazine. They've also written books on technical communication. We've presented webinars for Adobe, Madcap Software or the STC, and we've spoken at various conferences around the world.

Today, organisations throughout Europe use Cherryleaf’s services so they can provide clear information that enables users and staff to complete tasks productively.

Class Curriculum

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