Common Markdown          Mistakes to Avoid           as a Web Developer

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Maintain readability by avoiding inconsistent indentation in your Markdown files—key for organized and clear code.

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1. Inconsistent Indentation

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2. Taming Tables

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Beware of overusing empty lines around blocks. Excessive whitespace can negatively impact the layout and aesthetics of your Markdown document.

3. Too Many Empty Lines Surrounding Blocks

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Always insert a space after a header to maintain proper formatting. Without this space, Markdown might not interpret the header correctly.

4. No Space After Header

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Be cautious with indentation in lists. Incorrect formatting can result in unintended nested lists, affecting the structure of your content.

5. Incorrect List Formatting

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Maintain a consistent header hierarchy throughout your document. Inconsistencies can lead to confusion and disrupt the flow of information.

6. Inconsistent Header Levels

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Stick to one syntax style (e.g., using either asterisks or underscores for emphasis). Mixing styles can cause rendering issues and compromise visual consistency.

7. Mixing Syntax Styles

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Double-check your link syntax to avoid broken hyperlinks. Incorrect formatting can result in users being unable to access the intended resources.

8. Improper Link Formatting

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Escape special characters to prevent rendering errors. Failure to do so may result in unexpected formatting issues within your Markdown document.

9. Unescaped Special Characters

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Always include descriptive alt text for images. Ignoring this crucial aspect hinders accessibility for users with visual impairments.

10. Ignoring Alt Text in Images

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11. Overlooking Code Block Indentation

Maintain consistent indentation in code blocks for optimal readability. Inconsistent indentation can make code snippets difficult to follow and understand.

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Ensure balance in your use of emphasis tags (e.g., asterisks or underscores). Unbalanced tags may lead to unintended styling issues, affecting the presentation of your text.

12. Ensure Reliable Code with Comprehensive Unit Testing

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