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Markup vs. Markdown

I have seen the terms "markup" and "markdown" used what seems to me interchangeably. For example, here on the UX StackExchange we type questions and answers in markdown and they get converted into ...
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Is there an agreed best practice to represent tables in textual format?

Question: In the UX community, is there an agreed best practice to represent table data in textual format? Desired outcome: If the answer is yes, then I would propose pushing for support in ...
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Is Markdown for emails effective? [duplicate]

One of the services I run is a simple email service that lets people send emails from their own websites. Because it's only a simple email thing, I didn't want to have to install an email client ...
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What is the most usable navigation mark up for screen readers?

When we mark up navigation data for a website we have several options available, including using html lists, html5 nav tags or just plain divs and spans. We also have various options at the attribute ...
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Is it ok to use h1 and then h3 instead of h1 and then h2?

I am doing an accessibility review on a site but I have never done that before. I read the WCAG 2.0 document which said that the headings have to be in logical order. There is a page with h1s and ...
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Is there a mobile friendly text entry markup (akin to Markdown)?

Is there a mobile-first markup language? In my Android phone, typing .h2 hydrogen peroxide H2O2 or hydrogen peroxide is is easier than ## hydrogen peroxide H2O2 or hydrogen peroxide is In the ...
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How much text markup is good, before it becomes bad?

In 1997 Jakob Nielsen told us about how users read on the web. (Actually in a typically headline grabbing way, he says they don't and then tells us how they do!) Nielsen is a big proponent of using ...