# Markdown commands I use frequently

This post is aimed to capture the list of commands I use frequently while writing a post for this site in Markdown. You can write a post both in Markdown format and in HTML format. Markdown is preferred when you want to have a free-flow writing style. HTML is used when you want to have more to do with the publishing of the post.

I normally write in Markdown format because I have to write a lot of content. There is not much to do with image placement or ordering of the content. However, many a times I have to resort to HTML form of writing as well. For instance, the image that I have embedded in the 'About' tab is written in HTML format because I want to have an image floating to the right of the text. And it is easy to do this using HTML's image tag. Let us get started.

### Inserting an image of appropriate size

<img src="url" alt="some_text" style="width:width;height:height;">

• Use the HTML element to define an image
• Use the HTML src attribute to define the URL of the image
• Use the HTML alt attribute to define an alternate text for an image, if it cannot be displayed properly
• Use the HTML width and height attributes to define the size of the image
• Use the CSS width and height properties to define the size of the image (alternatively)
• Use the CSS float property to let the image float
<p>
<img src="http://manishbarnwal.com/images/author/high.jpeg" alt="Photo of author" style="float:right;width:128px;height:128px;">
I am a Senior Statistical Analyst at <b>@WalmartLabs</b>. In am a graduate from IIT Kharagpur with a Masters in Mathematics and Computing. I joined @WalmartLabs in July 2014 where I have been working mostly on supply chain projects and have been deploying machine learning models across Hadoop cluster.
</p>


For instance, the above code would produce the below result.

I am a Senior Statistical Analyst at @WalmartLabs. In am a graduate from IIT Kharagpur with a Masters in Mathematics and Computing. I joined @WalmartLabs in July 2014 where I have been working mostly on supply chain projects and have been deploying machine learning models across Hadoop cluster.