GitHub Mastering Markdown

[GitHub] 마크다운 실습하기

오늘은 GitHub의 Mastering Markdown을 실습해 보았다.

It’s very easy to make some words bold and other words italic with Markdown. You can even link to Google!

Sometimes you want numbered lists:

  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three

Sometimes you want bullet points:


If you want to embed images, this is how you do it:

Image of Yaktocat

Structured documents

Sometimes it’s useful to have different levels of headings to structure your documents. Start lines with a ‘#’ to create headings. Multiple ‘##’ in a row denote smaller heading sizes.

This is a third-tier heading

You can use one ‘#’ all the way up to ‘######’ six for different heading sizes.

If you’d like to quote someone, use the > character before the line:

Coffee. The finest organic suspension ever devised… I beast the Borg with it.

  • Captain Janeway

There are many different ways to style code with GitHub’s markdown. If you have inline code blocks, wrap them in backticks: var example = true. If you’ve got a longer block of code, you can indent with four spaces:

if (isAwesome){
  return true

GitHub also supports something called code fencing, which allows for multiple lines without indentation:

if (isAwesome){
  return true

And if you’d like to use syntax highlighting, include the language:

if (isAwesome){
  return true

GitHub supports many extras in Markdown that helps you reference and link to people. If you ever want to direct a comment at someone, you can prefix their name with an @ symbol: Hey @kneath - love your sweater!

But I have to admit, tasks lists are my favorite:

When you include a task list in the first comment of an Issue, you will see a helpful progress bar in your list of issues. It works in Pull Requests, too!

And, of course emoji! :sparkles: :camel: :boom:

Syntax Guide

Here’s an overview of Markdown syntax that you can use anywhere on or in your own text files.


This is an <h1> tag

This is an <h2> tag

This is an <h6> tag


This text will be italic This will also be italic

This text will be bold This will also be bold

You can combine them




  1. Item 1
  2. Item 2
  3. Item 3
  4. Item 3a
  5. Item 3b - automatic! GitHub


As Kanye West said:

We’re living the future so the present is our past.

Inline code

I think you should use an <addr> element here instead.

Syntax highlighting

Here’s an example of how you can use syntax highlighting with GitHub Flavored Markdown:

function fancyAlert(arg) {
  if(arg) {

You can also simply indent your code by four spaces:

function fancyAlert(arg) {
  if(arg) {

Here’s an example of Python code without syntax highlighting:

def foo(): if not bar: return true

Task Lists

if you include a task list in the first comment of an Issue, you will get a handy progress indicator in your issue list. It also works in Pull Requests!


You can create tables by assembling a list of words and dividing them with hyphens - (for the first row), and then separating each column with a pipe |:

First Header Second Header
Content from cell 1 Content from cell 2
Content in the first column Content int the second column

SHA references

Any reference to a commit’s SHA-1 hash will be automatically converted into a link to that commit on GitHub.

16c999e8c71134401a78d4d46435517b2271d6ac [email protected] mojombo/[email protected]c

Issue references within a repository

Any number that refers to an Issue or Pull Request will be automatically converted into a link.

#1 mojombo#1 mojombo/github-flavored-markdown#1

Username @mentions

Typing an @ symbol, followed by a username, will notify that person to come and view the comment. This is called an “@mention”, because you’re mentioning the individual. You can also @mention teams within an organization.

Automatic linking for URLs

Any URL (like will be automatically converted into a clickable link.


Any word wrapped with two tildes (like ~~this~~) will appear crossed out.


GitHub supports emoji!