Markdown & HTML Code Guide for Beginners that includes 5 Useful Tips to edit Posts & Comments using Steemit's Raw Editor; Edit & Align Text, Columns, Table and Smiley'ssteemCreated with Sketch.

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This Post is dedicated to all those new Users who recently joined Steemit and have no idea how to utilize the Raw Markdown Editor in order to edit Posts or Comments

When you decide to write out a post, you'll notice that there 2 options on the top right corner that enables you to switch between the built-in Editor or Raw Editor!

The Built-in Editor Is Simple and Easy to Use! If you're really desperate to start publishing content on Steemit this is for you! You won't need much for an ''Introduceyourself'' Post but as you begin to write more content you'll definitely want to familiarize yourself with Markdown & HTML Coding

I can understand that many of you, do not like the slightest idea of learning to code. You should at least give it a try! as there is possibility of getting rewarded by the Community! If your post has interesting Content and appealing layout it is bound to get more upvotes from the Steemit Community, so it pays to learn how to edit or format your Post & Comments

The Raw Editor allows you to edit content through Markdown and HTML Codes. Both of them are consider to be Mark Up Language

What is a Mark Up Language?

Markup languages are designed for the processing, definition and presentation of text. The language specifies code for formatting, both the layout and style, within a text file. The code used to specify the formatting are called tags. HTMLis a an example of a widely known and used markup language

Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax designed so that it can be converted to HTML and many other formats using a tool by the same name

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the set of markup symbols or codes inserted in a file intended for display on a World Wide Web browser page. ... Each individual markup code is referred to as an element (but many people also refer to it as a tag)

5 Beginner Tips

1) Make Text Bold or Italic


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2) How to Align Text to the Right & Left

If you spot an error in any of my Guides please feel free to correct me and also if there is anything you would like to see a Guide on, let me know! Dedicated young Steemian interested in getting Vested. Will write another tip on Markdown Codes Soon, Follow me for more!

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3) Insert Table


Raw Editor Input Code

Graphical Content| Data Visualization|
Visualization of statistics| Word Summary|

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4)Insert smiley's & Icons


😉 WinK&#128521
😊 Smile&#128522
😠 Angry&#128544
😜 Tongue&#128540
😧 Surprised&#128551
😱 Scream&#128561
😆 LOL&#128518
😎 Glasses&#128526
😍 Heart Eyes&#128525
😭 Crying&#128557
😞 Sad&#128542
😶 No Words&#128566
😇 Angel&#128519
😈 Devil&#128520
😵 Dizzy&#128565

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5) Format Text Into Columns


2 Columns

Long lines of text can be hard to read, so doing multiple columns breaks the lines up to something more optimal. In type-setting there is actually a sweet spot between too short lines (eyes have to constantly jump lines) and too long lines (when jumping a line it's hard to figure out which line is the next one and not accidentally skip a line).
It was shown, by experiment, that optimal amount of text for print material is ~60 characters per column. Higher amount of characters per column interferes with brain's ability to scan through text easily, much like you need to break text into paragraphs for same reason
>An alternative method to Display Content

You can simply copy paste the code below into your Raw Editor and change my Text!

<div class=pull-left>
Write you first Column Text right here followed by closing Markdown Code
<div class=pull-right>
Now write the Text of your 2nd Column, keep in mind that some Markdown Styling won't Work

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I will contiune to write more Guides and Tutorials about Steemit, feel free to follow me! Also let me know if there is any particular Topic about Steemit that you want me to write about! This Post is intended to sum up some of previous Guides & Tutorials that I have written, since Steemit is still a new platform many users have yet to join! So this should be the best time to write educational content for so called Newbies. I will get more Technical with Steemit as time passes, because i'm constantly learning more about this special Social Platform. Dedicated to write more educational content so feel free to give me an Upvote or better follow me, much appreciated!


This is a very helpful post


The emoji codes helps alot👍

very usefuls 😎

Indeed the post is quite enlightening

Thank you so much for explaining how to add icons!!!!!!

Upvoted and resteeemed.

Steem on,

Thank you @steemitguide, helped me setting up my first post. I kinda like the two columns and will continue adapting it for bilingual posts.


Me parece excelente soy una newbies, y me preocupa la estetica de mis articulos prefiero aprender al mismo tiempo escribo pero para publicarlos, aprendere tus consejos me parece excelente seguir los pasos de personas que ya han recorido un camino en esta plataforma¡

This is really educating. Thanks👍

Thanks heaps, steemitguide. I've had centering and headings nailed for a while but struggle with left/right justifying images next to text and never even considered columns of text.
You've given me some valuable tips.

Great work! Thanks for the detailed explanation

Like I've always said, you can never have enough Markdown guides. ;)

helpful post upvoted

Mark this as my guidance! thanks

Thank you for such a helpful post

Very Helpful.. As I know the HTML is only for Preview Purposes? I use by the way but when Paste into Steem just get crazy... I mean..the symbols and the markup code is showned in the Post.. a Shame.

Thanks if any additional info.

Awesome post! I'm a beginner to the platform and the examples in this post really helped me construct my first post. Keep up the good werk!

I dont have the raw html button. i am seeing hundreds and soon i bet thousands of how to steem posts.. this is starting to get really frustrating. there should be a simple section for how to's.

Thank for your job! It's helpful.

So useful 😆

I'm a newbie to this so I'm still learning. I'll try an example below. Thanks for the hints and advice, I'll look out or look for your other guides in the future.

Where do you put the code?
In WP for example, there is the visual editor & the code editor. Where is the code editor in Steemit?
For example...
How do I

Can I insert iFrames?
Can I hyperlink?


When posting, you choose to use normal Editor (includes bold, italic and hyperlink) or use the ''Raw Markdown'' Editor, just follow some of my guides on Markdown. It's quite simple, give it a go!

Are the Emoji still part of the current &#128526 ;


yes, they are all still functions properly 😎

The article was helpful. Now I know how to write Emoji's online. Thank you 😊

For some reason Underline Text < u > </ u > is not working, super strange. Any idea why?
alt text

Thanks for this post, very helpful!

Where can I find some pure raw input code? Since I have problems with links as well as uploading pictures or including a full tweet ? Thanks in advance.

Very helpful for me Thanks!; 😊

Awesome work 😉

Thank you!! I was looking for a guide like this to make my content look better!


Great for starters!

I think it's just enough information and well put to make it seem easy. As I'm already using it by myself.

Will surely bookmark it for copy-pasting some classic emojis 😇

How do i align a text to the right?

Very educative. You've been a great help to me in particular, much appreciated

Cool chop

Thank for the specifics 😇 I really appreciate~

Do you know how to paste code in a comment so the code is visible instead of interpreted? Much like you pasted your code examples in the article.

For easist way just click editor and write the code. Then turn back html.
Or else
& l t ; without spaces gives <
& g t ; without spaces gives >

You can use backticks ` to display code - either one at the beginning and one at the end of a string, or you can create a code text box by putting three backticks on a line above the code and three below. In this case, I'll escape the backticks with backslashes \ to show an example:

Here goes your code

On a US QWERTY keyboard, the backtick or grave accent is at the top left. The author of this post didn't use backticks, which is why the first character in each line of table code was interpreted as a quote character. The actual table code should look like this:

|Graphical Content| Data Visualization|
|Visualization of statistics| Word Summary|

Thank you for this, very helpful!

Nice post for beginners, thanks for sharing

This is just the information I have been searching for! Great tips on columns and emojis, where do I find the post for inserting the paragraph dividers?

I searched around through your posts, if you can fire me a link I would greatly appreciate that!
Absolutely followed you and upvoted as well!

Thanks for helping a newbie like me get started writing beautifully on #SteemIt @steemitguide!

thank you, this helped

Thanks!! Very useful!!!

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