Markdown

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Syntax

  • Paragraphs - a skipped line between text
  • Headings - # at the beginning of the line, number of hashes correspond with heading number, e.g., ### =
    <h3>
  • Blockquote - > at the beginning of the line
  • Italic - surround by a single asterisk, *
  • Bold - surround by a double asterisk, **
  • Strikethrough - surround by double tilde, ~~
  • Unordered lists - begin line with single asterisk or dash, followed by space
  • Ordered lists - begin line with number
  • Tables - make dividing lines with pipes and dashes
    • Alignment within table column indicated by colon in crossbar separating header and data
      •  :-- = left aligned, :--: center, --: right
  • ``` - triple backtick denotes beginning and end of code segment
    • Put language name after first ``` to get syntax highlighting
  • hyperlink: [link text](http://linkurl.com)
  • image: ![alt text](/path/to/img.jpg "Title")

Internal Links

  1. Place an anchor <a name="abcd"></a> where you want to link to and refer to it on the same page by [link text](#abcd).
  2. Remote references can use [link text](http://...#abcd) of course.
  3. ### <a name="head1234"></a>A Heading in this SO entry!