An Epic Guide for Markdown and HTML to make your Post look Excellent

in #steemit-help7 years ago (edited)

It's so lovely how everyone is busy trying to create good content to the community and hope it gets many upvotes. When your article is formatted in a neat and profesional way, it attracts readers and allows them to more easily understand the ideas you wish to present.

In this article, i will try to point out some html\markdown syntax which you can use to beautify your work and make it more readable by others.
Note: The following html/markdown is applicable to both steemit and busy.org

Now here a simple guide to using basic syntax:

HEADER

Use headers to make a title for each section of a post. Especially long posts are easier to read when there are sections and headers so it's easy to scroll from section to section.

<h6>###### using hashtags or html, it is the same effect. The more complex post you make, the less you use markdown, because markdown and html don't mix well</h6>


Paragraph

To start a paragraph : <p>Your text here</p>

Bullet

* text here
- text here

Result below:

  • text here
  • text here
  • and here is the example in html:

    Numbering/Alphabet

    Numbering/Alphabet
    Markdown sample shown below:
    1. Your text here
    2. Your text here
    a. Your text here
    b. Your text here
    Result below:

    1. Your text here
    2. Your text here
    3. a. Your text here
      b. Your text here

    Using Html for a numbered or bulleted list is almost the same thing. Here is an example of the ordered list shown above:


    Quotation


    Quotation > Text here or <blockquote>Text here </blockquote>

    Result shown below:

    Text here

    For blockquote, if you are quoting more than one paragraph, you must open and close the blockquote for each paragraph. Otherwise Steemit will be confused and not render the code correctly.

    Page break

    Page break syntax: <br />. This creates a page break (space down or enter)

    Multi-column

    Multi-column allows you to have your text in two column. html syntax to use is : <div class=pull-left> Your text in here for the Left column </div>
    <div class=pull-right> Your text in here for the Right column </div>
    Result:

    Centralize


    Centralize allows your text or image to align to the center.

    Text:<center>Your text here</center>

    Line


    draw a line of demacation <hr />

    Result :



    Link


    Link for text [Your text in here](https:// Link here) or <a href="http link here">Your text here</a>

    Inline code


    Inline code syntax: `markdown/html code here`` or <code>markdown/html code here </code>

    Result: markdown/html code here

    Creating a Table

    First, you have to write your text using "|" to seperate the text. This "-|-|-|-" to create the numbers of column. Example:
    Number|Name|Objects
    |-|-|-
    Result shown below :

    NumberNameObjects

    Now adding more text to the table, use the example shown below:

    Number|Name|Objects
    |-|-|-
    1|knowledges|Syntax
    2|steem|power

    Result shown below:

    NumberNamesObjects
    1knowledgesSyntax
    2SteemPower

    Note: Where "Text" is written as shown in the box above, picture link can also be used which means, you can either add a text to the table or a photo.

    Video

    Videos can not be added directly so you simply copy the video url as shown in the image below.

    Once link is copied, paste it on your working space and centralise
    The youtub embeded link looks like: <iframe width="1499" height="539" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-zf79kSZFAU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Image alignment

    If you don't care about centering or aligning images just use the easy markdown to put and image in your document.

    Image: ![Optional text](image link here)

    Otherwise you can use the below html examples for a nicer looking post!

    Copy/paste the following and edit

    • Centered Image: <center><img src=Image Link Here></center>
    • Centered Image with Source at bottom: <center><img src="Image Link Here" /><br /><a href="Image Source Link Here">Name Of Source</a></center>
    • Aligned Left of Text : <div class="pull-left"><img src="Image Link Here" /></div>
    • Aligned Right of Text : <div class="pull-right"><img src="Image Link Here" /></div>
    • Aligned Left of Text with Source at Bottom: <div class="pull-left"><center><img src="Image Link Here"/><br /> <a href="Image Source Link Here">Name Of Source</a></center></div>
    • Aligned right of Text with Source at Bottom: <div class="pull-left"><center><img src="Image Link Here"/><br /> <a href="Image Source Link Here">Name Of Source</a></center></div>
    • Align image with text and source: <div class="pull-left"><center><img src="Image Link Here"/><br /> <a href="Image Source Link Here">Name Of Source</a></center></div><p>Your text here</p>
    Practical example below:

    <div class="pull-left"><img src="https://steemitimages.com/DQmUTo8NZXPWNuriBijmJHK65Pox641fwn4tYoPsQje3XYC/steemlll.png" /><br /><a href="https://i0.wp.com/kyusho.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Steemit.png">[Image sorce]</a></div><p> It's good to see how the platform steemit is transforming, Creating a very powerful community that stands to help one another grow. Even if one is just starting today, with there good work, they could all become a whale as time goes on. People from all around the world are engaged in this community and are rewarding each other with steem.I am so happy to be a part of the community.If you aint in the community yet , consider joining now</p>

    Result shown below :

    It's good to see how the platform steemit is transforming, Creating a very powerful community that stands to help one another grow. Even if one is just starting today, with there good work, they could all become a whale as time goes on. People from all around the world are engaged in this community and are rewarding each other with steem.I am so happy to be a part of the community.If you aint in the community yet , consider joining now.

    References and Further Reading

    You may be intrested in


    It is a great opportunity for me to share my knowledge to everyone. It took me about 8 hours to set this up, trying to check for errors before publishing to the blockchain. I do hope this tutorial is helpful to you. Thank you for reading, and thank you to @inquiringtimes for helping with some editing.


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    Please Let me know if any of this is confusing, or if there are still things I have left out. Any questions or comments will be appreciated!

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    I don't know what is so epic here, except maybe completely copy/pasted idea even the style (just a bit rearranged) from the @scrooger's

    ⇓ Original Post ⇓

    ⇒ Formatting and Editing your Blog ⇐

    whose post, in contrary to yours, has the link (at the bottom of the article) to the Cheat Sheet where from you would actually be able to copy and paste the code the easy way in contrary to most of it shown here.

    And yeah, as you are calling yourself "knowledges" than please, acknowledge that code for opening links in the new Tab DOESN'T work on Steemit (anymore, and for quite some time by now), what you would know if you have written and tested all of these by yourself!

    opening a link in new tab works properly in busy.org go try it out @ana-maria. You took me by surprise when you said this article is a "complete copy/pasted idea". but i think you are wrong.. My intention was to write a complete markdown information all in one place. Also, you will find some html/markdown here that isn't in @scrooger's article. and at the bottom of my article, i made reference to @scrooger's article and other articles relating to markdown. I still don't understand your point here.

    I said it doesn't work on "Steemit" - and it doesn't!
    And my point is that you shouldn't blatantly copy/pasted @scrooger's Tables (from his Cheat Sheet) and by a slight rearranging them showing them as your own, just because you posted a reference link to one of his posts about MarkDown! It's simply not fair if nothing else!

    This is amazing! @knowledges

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    This post contains very useful information, I think there are many of us that needs to improve the formatting on our posts. This is a lot of help!

    I am glad you found it helpful, hope it is to others as well and in the future.

    Congratulations! This post has been upvoted from the communal account, @minnowsupport, by knowledges from the Minnow Support Project. It's a witness project run by aggroed, ausbitbank, teamsteem, theprophet0, someguy123, neoxian, followbtcnews/crimsonclad, and netuoso. The goal is to help Steemit grow by supporting Minnows and creating a social network. Please find us in the Peace, Abundance, and Liberty Network (PALnet) Discord Channel. It's a completely public and open space to all members of the Steemit community who voluntarily choose to be there.

    God, what I wouldn't have given for a guide like this when I started out. This is especially true about aligning images with text. This is an absolutely fantastic guide, and I give you all the props for putting it together. Keep up the good work!

    It's good to know that it's helpful to you
    Thank you

    Great guide @knowledges - There are a few snippets here I was unaware of. Best Markdown guide I've seen so far here on Steemit. Good stuff :)

    I am glad you find it useful.

    Great job here. I'll be bookmarking this!

    glad its you render it useful

    Exactly what I needed! Added it to favorites :) Thanks!

    good topic and useful guide

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