Technically Feasible

Default example blog post

Likeness of Michael Oldroyd
Michael Oldroyd

An h2 header

Paragraphs are separated by a blank line.

2nd paragraph. Italic, bold, and monospace. Itemized lists
look like:

  • this one
  • that one
  • the other one

Note that not considering the asterisk --- the actual text
content starts at 4-columns in.

Block quotes are
written like so.

They can span multiple paragraphs,
if you like.

Use 3 dashes for an em-dash. Use 2 dashes for ranges (ex., "it's all
in chapters 12--14"). Three dots ... will be converted to an ellipsis.
Unicode is supported. ☺

An h2 header

Here's a numbered list:

  1. first item
  2. second item
  3. third item

Note again how the actual text starts at 4 columns in (4 characters
from the left side). Here's a code sample:

# Let me re-iterate ...
for i in 1 .. 10 { do-something(i) }

As you probably guessed, indented 4 spaces. By the way, instead of
indenting the block, you can use delimited blocks, if you like:

define foobar() {
    print "Welcome to flavor country!";

(which makes copying & pasting easier). You can optionally mark the
delimited block for Pandoc to syntax highlight it:

import time
# Quick, count to ten!
for i in range(10):
# (but not *too* quick)

An h3 header

Now a nested list:

  1. First, get these ingredients:

    • carrots
    • celery
    • lentils
  2. Boil some water.

  3. Dump everything in the pot and follow
    this algorithm:

    find wooden spoon
    uncover pot
    cover pot
    balance wooden spoon precariously on pot handle
    wait 10 minutes
    goto first step (or shut off burner when done)

    Do not bump wooden spoon or it will fall.

Notice again how text always lines up on 4-space indents (including
that last line which continues item 3 above).

Here's a link to a website, to a local
, and to a section heading in the current
. Here's a footnote [1].

Tables can look like this:

Name Size Material Color
All Business 9 leather brown
Roundabout 10 hemp canvas natural
Cinderella 11 glass transparent

Table: Shoes sizes, materials, and colors.

A horizontal rule follows.

Here's a definition list:

: Good for making applesauce.

: Citrus!

: There's no "e" in tomatoe.

Again, text is indented 4 spaces. (Put a blank line between each
term and its definition to spread things out more.)

Here's a "line block" (note how whitespace is honored):

| Line one
| Line too
| Line tree

and images can be specified like so:

example image

  1. Some footnote text. ↩︎

Image of me

Michael Oldroyd

Michael is a Software Engineer working in the North West of England. Michael spends his days building hand-crafted PHP applications. Rumours of his super-hero status are currently unconfirmed. He savours his victories when solving difficult programming challenges; occasionally writing about them here, on his personal blog.