Markdown Cheat Sheet

A Public Service from Nathan Lawrence (@nathanblawrence)

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Markdown is a an easy-to use, lightweight markup language with syntax that maximizes readability and ergonomics while writing and makes publishing for the web super easy. It was created by John Gruber and Aaron Swartz, and is now used on thousands of websites and inside some of the world's most popular open source projects.

This site is designed to make the process of learning Markdown a little easier. Forget how to do something? Just go to, start typing what you're looking for, and watch it magically pop up.