What is Markdown?

“Markdown is intended to be as easy-to-read and easy-to-write as is feasible. Readability, however, is emphasized above all else. A Markdown-formatted document should be publishable as-is, as plain text, without looking like it’s been marked up with tags or formatting instructions.” – John Gruber, Daring Fireball


Using Markdown: Formatting Tips


Multiple Paragraphs

In order to type multiple paragraphs, simply type your text as normal and separate the content by one or more blank lines by hitting enter.

Here is the first paragraph.

See here is the second paragraph.

Linebreaks

To create a line break, end a sentence with two or more spaces before hitting enter.

Italic

To create italic text, add an asterisk immediately before and after your text.

Example: I want to italicize *this text*.

Result: I want to italicize this text.

Bold

To bold your text, add two asterisks immediately before and after your text.

Example: I want to bold **this text**.

Result: I want to bold this text.

Links

To add links, you will need to enclose the link text in a bracket and immediately add the link URL in parathensis following the text. Do not add spaces between them.

Example: View the page by [Clicking Here](http://www.onespace.com).

Result: View the page by Clicking Here.

Ordered List

To create an ordered list, simply add the list items in consecutive order with the number, a period and a space preceding the text. Each list item should be on its own line.

1. Item One
2. Item Two
3. Item Three

Unordered List

To create an unordered list, simply add the list items with an asterisk and a space preceding the text. Each list item should be on its own line.

* Red
* Blue
* Green

Headers

To add headers, add a pound sign immediately before and after your text. The number of pound signs coordinates with the size of the header text. For example, a single pound sign produces a H1 tag in HTML which typically displays as the largest header on the page. Be sure to use the correct number of pound signs as defined in the assignment. 

#Large Header#
##Medium Header##
###Small Header###