I posted a link to my Markdown Cheat Sheet earlier this week. This is the first post on the key steps I went through to create that HTML page.
The first step was to create a basic, simple HTML5 template. Here is what I came up with.
Simple HTML Template
1 <!DOCTYPE html> 2 <html lang="en"> 3 <head> 4 <meta charset="utf-8"/> 5 <title>Simple HTML5 Template</title> 6 </head> 7 <body> 8 9 <h2>Header 2</h2> 10 <p>This is a very simple HTML 5 template.</p> 11 12 </body> 13 </html>
The key lines are 1, 2, and 4. On line 1 the new DOCTYPE is set. After that, just set the language and character set. Once I added these 3 things, the page would load in any modern browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE9).
See my detailed How-to for reference material here.