Learn GitHub Flavored Markdown

Video description

Unlock the power of GitHub-Flavored Markdown with this comprehensive course, designed to simplify and enhance your documentation process. This series begins with an overview of Markdown, highlighting its advantages over other markup languages like HTML. You'll learn what GitHub-Flavored Markdown is and how it simplifies formatting tasks for better structure and styling.

The initial episodes guide you through setting up your environment to write Markdown files with immediate rendering feedback, ensuring a smooth start. You'll master basic text formatting, including italicizing, bolding, and striking through text, as well as creating external and internal links.

As you progress, you'll explore advanced formatting techniques, such as creating different heading sizes, blockquotes, and underlined headings. Practical demonstrations will teach you how to create lists, add images, and create images with links.

In the advanced sections, you'll learn to leverage GitHub-Flavored Markdown's unique features. You'll arrange information in tables, inline code, create code blocks, and build task lists to keep track of your to-dos. By the end of this course, you'll be proficient in using GitHub-Flavored Markdown to enhance your documentation, making it more readable and professional.

What you will learn

  • Understand the basics and advantages of GitHub-Flavored Markdown.
  • Set up your environment for efficient Markdown editing.
  • Apply various text formatting techniques, including italicizing, bolding, and striking through.
  • Create external and internal links, blockquotes, and underlined headings.
  • Develop lists, add images, and create images with links.
  • Arrange information in tables and inline code.


This course is ideal for developers, technical writers, and anyone looking to improve their documentation skills with GitHub-Flavored Markdown. Basic knowledge of Markdown is beneficial but not required.

About the Authors

ACI Learning: ACI Learning trains leaders in Cybersecurity, Audit, and Information Technology. Whether starting an IT career, mastering a profession, or developing a team, they provide essential support at every step.

Justin Dennison: Justin leads AWS and developer content creation for ITProTV. He has experience in multiple programming languages. His certifications include AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate, AWS Certified Developer — Associate, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer.

Cherokee Boose: Cherokee Boose started as a computer technician and moved to a network administrator role. Her love for learning is what pushed her towards a career in IT education.

Certifications: MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure; MCSA: Server 2012; MCT; MCP; MTA: Networking Fundamentals; MTA: Windows Operating System Fundamentals; Six Sigma Green Belt; CompTIA A+, A+ CE, Network+, CTT+, and Cloud+

Wes Bryan: Wes Bryan embarked on his IT career path in 2009, initially as a mentored learning instructor, and later transitioning into a technical IT instructor. His exceptional teaching skills were recognized with three global teaching awards for 'Global Technical Instructor' during his early teaching years. Wes has made notable contributions as a member of the CIN (CompTIA Instructor Network) Advisory Board and the Board of Directors for CompTIA AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals). Certifications: CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Server+, Cloud+, CySA+; MCSA; MTA; MCTS; MCP; MS; MCT

Product information

  • Title: Learn GitHub Flavored Markdown
  • Author(s): ACI Learning, Justin Dennison, Cherokee Boose, Wes Bryan
  • Release date: June 2024
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781836206798