I’ve been using markdown quite a lot both for the book I wrote and for other projects. It’s a great format and the best part (IMHO) is that you can learn most of it in 10min. Here is a list of the main ‘building blocks’ you will want to use:
# H1 ## H2 ### H3 #### H4 ##### H5 ###### H6
To create links just follow this pattern:
For images, you can just add ! before the ‘link’ element we’ve just saw above.
![alt text](https://bla-bla-example.com/icon48.png "Title For Image")
Emphasis, aka italics, with *asterisks* or _underscores_.
Strong emphasis, aka bold, with **asterisks** or __underscores__.
Combined emphasis with **asterisks and _underscores_**.
Strikethrough uses two tildes. ~~
Just use numbers or *
1. First ordered list item 2. Another item * Unordered sub-list. 1. Actual numbers don't matter, just that it's a number 1. Ordered sub-list 4. And another item. Some text that should be aligned with the above item. * Unordered list can use asterisks - Or minuses + Or pluses
Code and Syntax Highlighting
Colons can be used to align columns.
| Tables | Are | Cool | | ------------- |:-------------:| -----:| | col 3 is | right-aligned | $1600 | | col 2 is | centered | $12 | | zebra stripes | are neat | $1 |
Three or more: --- Hyphens *** Asterisks ___ Underscores
You can add an image with a link to the video like this:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YOUTUBE_VIDEO_ID_HERE " target="_blank">
<img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/YOUTUBE_VIDEO_ID_HERE/0.jpg" alt="IMAGE ALT TEXT HERE"
Be strong and write something nice.