This is a really big, large title.

Here are some of the problems with default Markdown syntax:

Large Note

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Blockquotes

This is what a sample blockquote looks like:

"Then listen to me." Franz then related to his friend the history of his excursion to the Island of Monte Cristo and of his finding a party of smugglers there, and the two Corsican bandits with them. He dwelt with considerable force and energy on the almost magical hospitality he had received from the count, and the magnificence of his entertainment in the grotto of the "Thousand and One Nights." He recounted, with circumstantial exactitude, all the particulars of the supper, the hashish, the statues, the dream, and how, at his awakening, there remained no proof or trace of all these events, save the small yacht, seen in the distant horizon driving under full sail toward Porto-Vecchio.

Then he detailed the conversation overheard by him at the Colosseum, between the count and Vampa, in which the count had promised to obtain the release of the bandit Peppino, - an engagement which, as our readers are aware, he most faithfully fulfilled. At last he arrived at the adventure of the preceding night, and the embarrassment in which he found himself placed by not having sufficient cash by six or seven hundred piastres to make up the sum required, and finally of his application to the count and the picturesque and satisfactory result that followed.

Ordered Lists

Here's an example of an ordered list. I'm making this sentence really long to test the line wrapping.

  1. This list element is the first list element of many which will surely come.
  2. This list element is the second list element, and probably my favorite out of all of them.
  3. This list element is the third list element, which means it probably is anxious and has to fill niches not filled by the other two.
  4. The fourth list element is lazy.

Forms and Buttons

Here's a sample form:






Code Blocks

Code can either be inline, like this, or it can be on its own line. Here's the CSS I'm using to style this document:

/* This is a really long comment at the start of the file to test line
 * wrapping. */

body{
    margin: 0 auto;
    font-family: Georgia, Palatino, serif;
    color: #444444;
    line-height: 1;
    max-width: 960px;
    padding: 30px;
}
h1, h2, h3, h4 {
    color: #111111;
    font-weight: 400;
}
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, p {
    margin-bottom: 24px;
    padding: 0;
}
h1 {
    font-size: 48px;
}
h2 {
    font-size: 36px;
    margin: 24px 0 6px;
}
h3 {
    font-size: 24px;
}
h4 {
    font-size: 21px;
}
h5 {
    font-size: 18px;
}
a {
    color: #0099ff;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    vertical-align: baseline;
}
ul, ol {
    padding: 0;
    margin: 0;
}
li {
    line-height: 24px;
}
p, ul, ol {
    font-size: 16px;
    line-height: 24px;
    max-width: 540px;
}
pre {
    padding: 0px 24px;
    max-width: 800px;
    white-space: pre-wrap;
}
code {
    font-family: Consolas, Monaco, Andale Mono, monospace;
    line-height: 1.5;
    font-size: 13px;
}
aside {
    display: block;
    float: right;
    width: 390px;
}
blockquote {
    margin: 1em 2em;
    max-width: 476px;
}
blockquote p {
    color: #666;
    max-width: 460px;
}
hr {
    width: 540px;
    text-align: left;
    margin: 0 auto 0 0;
    color: #999;
}

/* Code below this line is copyright Twitter Inc. */

button,
input,
select,
textarea {
  font-size: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  vertical-align: baseline;
  *vertical-align: middle;
}
button, input {
  line-height: normal;
  *overflow: visible;
}
button::-moz-focus-inner, input::-moz-focus-inner {
  border: 0;
  padding: 0;
}
button,
input[type="button"],
input[type="reset"],
input[type="submit"] {
  cursor: pointer;
  -webkit-appearance: button;
}
input[type=checkbox], input[type=radio] {
  cursor: pointer;
}
/* override default chrome & firefox settings */
input:not([type="image"]), textarea {
  -webkit-box-sizing: content-box;
  -moz-box-sizing: content-box;
  box-sizing: content-box;
}

input[type="search"] {
  -webkit-appearance: textfield;
  -webkit-box-sizing: content-box;
  -moz-box-sizing: content-box;
  box-sizing: content-box;
}
input[type="search"]::-webkit-search-decoration {
  -webkit-appearance: none;
}
label,
input,
select,
textarea {
  font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
  font-size: 13px;
  font-weight: normal;
  line-height: normal;
  margin-bottom: 18px;
}
input[type=checkbox], input[type=radio] {
  cursor: pointer;
  margin-bottom: 0;
}
input[type=text],
input[type=password],
textarea,
select,
.uneditable-input {
  display: inline-block;
  width: 210px;
  padding: 4px;
  font-size: 13px;
  font-weight: normal;
  line-height: 18px;
  height: 18px;
  color: #808080;
  border: 1px solid #ccc;
  -webkit-border-radius: 3px;
  -moz-border-radius: 3px;
  border-radius: 3px;
}
select, input[type=file] {
  height: 27px;
  line-height: 27px;
}
textarea {
  height: auto;
}

/* grey out placeholders */
:-moz-placeholder {
  color: #bfbfbf;
}
::-webkit-input-placeholder {
  color: #bfbfbf;
}

input[type=text],
input[type=password],
select,
textarea {
  -webkit-transition: border linear 0.2s, box-shadow linear 0.2s;
  -moz-transition: border linear 0.2s, box-shadow linear 0.2s;
  transition: border linear 0.2s, box-shadow linear 0.2s;
  -webkit-box-shadow: inset 0 1px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1);
  -moz-box-shadow: inset 0 1px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1);
  box-shadow: inset 0 1px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1);
}
input[type=text]:focus, input[type=password]:focus, textarea:focus {
  outline: none;
  border-color: rgba(82, 168, 236, 0.8);
  -webkit-box-shadow: inset 0 1px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1), 0 0 8px rgba(82, 168, 236, 0.6);
  -moz-box-shadow: inset 0 1px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1), 0 0 8px rgba(82, 168, 236, 0.6);
  box-shadow: inset 0 1px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1), 0 0 8px rgba(82, 168, 236, 0.6);
}

/* buttons */
button {
  display: inline-block;
  padding: 4px 14px;
  font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
  font-size: 13px;
  line-height: 18px;
  -webkit-border-radius: 4px;
  -moz-border-radius: 4px;
  border-radius: 4px;
  -webkit-box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.2), 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.05);
  -moz-box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.2), 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.05);
  box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.2), 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.05);
  background-color: #0064cd;
  background-repeat: repeat-x;
  background-image: -khtml-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(#049cdb), to(#0064cd));
  background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #049cdb, #0064cd);
  background-image: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #049cdb, #0064cd);
  background-image: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #049cdb), color-stop(100%, #0064cd));
  background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #049cdb, #0064cd);
  background-image: -o-linear-gradient(top, #049cdb, #0064cd);
  background-image: linear-gradient(top, #049cdb, #0064cd);
  color: #fff;
  text-shadow: 0 -1px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.25);
  border: 1px solid #004b9a;
  border-bottom-color: #003f81;
  -webkit-transition: 0.1s linear all;
  -moz-transition: 0.1s linear all;
  transition: 0.1s linear all;
  border-color: #0064cd #0064cd #003f81;
  border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.25);
}
button:hover {
  color: #fff;
  background-position: 0 -15px;
  text-decoration: none;
}
button:active {
  -webkit-box-shadow: inset 0 3px 7px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.15), 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.05);
  -moz-box-shadow: inset 0 3px 7px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.15), 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.05);
  box-shadow: inset 0 3px 7px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.15), 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.05);
}
button::-moz-focus-inner {
  padding: 0;
  border: 0;
}

Get Started

Include the following line at the top of your .markdown file:

<link href="http://kevinburke.bitbucket.org/markdowncss/markdown.css" rel="stylesheet"></link>