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Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML). [Full overview]

Basic Use:

If you type... ...you will see
*italics* italics
**bold** bold
[OSU!](http://oregonstate.edu/) OSU!
* item 1
* item 2
* item 3
  • item 1
  • item 2
  • item 3
> Trajan was ambitious of fame; and as long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters.
Trajan was ambitious of fame; and as long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters.
Lines starting with four spaces
are treated like code:


    if 1 * 2 > 3:
        print "hello, world!"
Lines starting with four spaces
are treated like code:

if 1 * 2 > 3:
                
    print "hello, world!"