What is Markdown?

Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, which then converts to valid HTML for viewing on Renderosity.

Paragraphs

Paragraphs in Markdown are just one or more lines of consecutive text followed by one or more blank lines.

On July 2, an alien mothership entered Earth's orbit and deployed several dozen saucer-shaped "destroyer" spacecraft, each 15 miles (24 km) wide.

On July 3, the Black Knights, a squadron of Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornets, participated in an assault on a destroyer near the city of Los Angeles.

Headings

You can create a heading by adding one or more # symbols before your heading text. The number of # you use will determine the size of the heading.

# H1
## H2
### H3
#### H4
##### H5
###### H6

Alternatively, for H1 and H2, an underline-ish style:

Alt-H1
======

Alt-H2
------

Blockquotes

You can indicate blockquotes with a >.

In the words of Abraham Lincoln:
> Pardon my french

Styling text

You can make text bold or italic.

Emphasis, aka italics, with *asterisks* or _underscores_.

Strong emphasis, aka bold, with **asterisks** or __underscores__.

Combined emphasis with **asterisks and _underscores_**.

Both bold and italic can use either a * or an _ around the text for styling. This allows you to combine both bold and italic if needed.

**Everyone _must_ attend the meeting at 5 o'clock today.**

Lists

You can make an unordered list by preceding list items with either a * or a -.

* Item
* Item
* Item

- Item
- Item
- Item

1. Item 1
2. Item 2
3. Item 3

You can create nested lists by indenting list items by four spaces.

1. Item 1
    1. A corollary to the above item.
    2. Yet another point to consider.
2. Item 2
    * A corollary that does not need to be ordered.
        * This is indented four spaces, because it's two spaces further than the item above.
        * You might want to consider making a new list.
3. Item 3

If the second paragraph isn't indented with four spaces, the second list item will be incorrectly labeled as 1.

1. First ordered list item

    Second paragraph of first item.
2. Another item

Links

There are two ways to create links, inline-style and reference-style.

<https://www.google.com>

[I'm an inline-style link](https://www.google.com)

[I'm a reference-style link][Arbitrary case-insensitive reference text]

[I'm a relative reference to a repository file](LICENSE)

[You can use numbers for reference-style link definitions][1]

Or leave it empty and use the [link text itself][]

Some text to show that the reference links can follow later.

[arbitrary case-insensitive reference text]: https://www.mozilla.org
[1]: http://slashdot.org
[link text itself]: http://www.reddit.com

Images

There are two ways to create images, inline-style and reference-style.

Here's our logo (hover to see the title text):

Inline-style:
![alt text](assets/logo-white.png)

Reference-style:
![alt text1][logo]

[logo]: assets/logo-white.png

Tables

You can create tables by assembling a list of words and dividing them with hyphens - (for the first row), and then separating each column with a pipe |:

First Header  | Second Header
------------- | -------------
Content Cell  | Content Cell
Content Cell  | Content Cell

For aesthetic purposes, you can also add extra pipes on the ends:

| First Header  | Second Header |
| ------------- | ------------- |
| Content Cell  | Content Cell  |
| Content Cell  | Content Cell  |

Note that the dashes at the top don't need to match the length of the header text exactly:

| Name | Description          |
| ------------- | ----------- |
| Help      | Display the help window.|
| Close     | Closes a window     |

You can also include inline Markdown such as links, bold, italics, or strikethrough:

| Name | Description          |
| ------------- | ----------- |
| Help      | **Display the** help window.|
| Close     | _Closes_ a window     |

Finally, by including colons : within the header row, you can define text to be left-aligned, right-aligned, or center-aligned:

| Left-Aligned  | Center Aligned  | Right Aligned |
| :------------ |:---------------:| -----:|
| col 3 is      | some wordy text | $1600 |
| col 2 is      | centered        |   $12 |
| zebra stripes | are neat        |    $1 |

A colon on the left-most side indicates a left-aligned column; a colon on the right-most side indicates a right-aligned column; a colon on both sides indicates a center-aligned column.

Inline formats

Use single backticks (`) to format text in a special monospace format. Everything within the backticks appear as-is, with no other special formatting.

Here's an idea: why don't we take `SuperiorProject` and turn it into `**Reasonable**Project`.

Multiple lines

You can use triple backticks (```) to format text as its own distinct block.

Check out this neat program I wrote:
x = 0
x = 2 + 2
what is x

Special Attributes

You can set the id and class attribute on certain elements using an attribute block. For instance, put the desired id or class prefixed by a hash inside curly brackets above the block element line, like this:

{ #header1 }
# Header 1 
 
 { .main }
## The Site

{ .table .table-striped }
| Left-Aligned  | Center Aligned  | Right Aligned |
| :------------ |:---------------:| -----:|
| col 3 is      | some wordy text | $1600 |
| col 2 is      | centered        |   $12 |
| zebra stripes | are neat        |    $1 |

Then you can create links to different parts of the same document like this:

[Link back to header 1](#header1)