# markdown ## background - John Gruber's [markdown]( http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/ ) ## howto - Mark Boszko's [cheat sheet]( http://stationinthemetro.com/apps-and-scripts/markdown-cheat-sheet ) Name markdown files xxxxx**.md** ## software (if needed) - *MarkDrop* by Culturezoo, in the Mac App Store - *TextWrangler* by Bare Bones Software, in the Mac App Store - *Textdown* in the [chrome webstore]( https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps ) ## argument Markdown is much easier to compose than html; as proof, compare the ___view source___ form of this web page with the [markdown text](markdown.txt) file, as it is written. It's easy to embed [math](markdown_with_math.md). For a very similar idea, see this same page, but in a ___strapdown.js___ [version](markdown_strapdown.html).
Why like this? See strapdownjs.com.
Free themes? see http://bootswatch.com/.
This page, in source form.