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Markdown

Markdown is a lightweight markup language that makes it easy to write rich hypertext (with images, links, and headings) as plain text.

Create a TryScribble Wiki


Go to TryScribble.com.

  1. Sign up (remember your username and password).
  2. Go to your Home Page and review the markdown primer.
  3. Click the small icon next to your wiki's title.
    • Rename your wiki, note this changes the URL of your wiki as well. I recommend you not use your name or personally identifiable information.
    • Make the wiki publicly viewable.
  4. Edit/refashion your Home page to your tastes. For example, try (a) linking to an off site page, and embedding an (b) image and (c) a Youtube video:

[Joseph's tweets](https://twitter.com/jmreagle)

![kitten](http://lorempixel.com/200/300/cats)

<iframe width="560" height="315" 
src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_ZSbC09qgLI" 
frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

  1. You an also create new pages, such as for your first set of reading responses or other assignments (e.g., see my pages). You will ultimately have 8 pages:

Home
0 - Markdown and wiki
1 - Web search and evaluation
2 - Filter and label your email
3 - Adblocking
4 - Privacy footprint
Responses 1/2
Responses 2/2

Resources


There are many excellent guides to markdown, I recommend:

You can also use the pandoc demo to see how you can convert from markdown and HTML and back again. If you'd now like to learn the basics of HTML and CSS, check out this introduction.



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