Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format
Markdown is a popular way to write for the web. By using a lightweight, and easy to read syntax, you can write and edit text without having to wade through HTML.
Here's an example of some simple Markdown.
**Text contained within sets of two asterisks appears in bold**
_Text with an underscore on either side area is shown in italics_
[This text will link to the Realmac Software website](http://realmacsoftware.com)
Markdown is incredibly simple to get started with. There are also some advanced options that you can make use of - for a complete list of Markdown syntax that you can use, visit the official Markdown documentation.