Maybe I’m just late to the party, but the other day I learned how to add syntax highlighting in markdown code blocks – and it was almost life changing! Ok, I might be exaggerating a little bit – but it do make your code snippets more readable. And a lot of developer communities accept markdown in comments (and in posts) like dev.to, github etc.
Since I’m so excited about this I thought I should share it! And hopefully some of you will learn something new today 😀
Adding syntax highlighting is really easy, the only thing you have to do is add the programming-language after the first three back-ticks.
Here are some examples in markdown:
And this is how the blocks will be displayed
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1 thought on “Quick tip: How to get syntax highlighting in markdown code blocks”
This is the second article from you that I have stumbled on in my studies. Decided to finally learn some markdown and I agree that highlighting with language defined is amazing!
I really appreciate your site design and clear and concise instructions and examples.
Keep up the good work!