Markdown text markup

Markdown looks like it might be nicer than textile…

And now, for some formating tests.

A Heading

Below is a blockquote (from DaringFireball):

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. While Markdown’s syntax has been influenced by several existing text-to-HTML filters, the single biggest source of inspiration for Markdown’s syntax is the format of plain text email.

A Smaller Heading

Arbitrary HTML tags can also be used, such as span tags to set colours. Not that I’d do that of course.

A Really Small Heading

And these are:

  1. the first item
  2. the second item, and
  3. the third item