Markdown is an easy to use way of writing formatted text on the web, without the need for complicated editing tools.

Markdown was initially created by John Gruber at Daring Fireball. You can read more about it at his Markdown page.

Markdown in 2 Minutes

The following is a quick overview of the elements of Markdown you're most likely to use:

Heading

This is a paragraph of text.

Here is a list of bullets:

The following is a quote:

> This guy said this thing, and it was interesting, so I'm > sharing it here.

Markdown in Detail

A detailed view of markup is beyond the scope of this page, so please take a look at the syntax guide.