I love Markdown. I love it so much that after using it for a project I completely forgot about it.
Snark aside, bulletin boards and old forum software used to use markdown exclusively for posts in the early 00s. But this isn’t just old tech.
I all but forgot about it until I decided to give Trello a whirl. Trello is an online project management application that focuses on laying out the information in complete view. It’s an interesting take on collaboration and productivity.
And to be clear, I really do love Markdown!
How Text is Formatted in Your Trello Cards
Trello uses a modified version of the simple language used to format plaintext called Markdown.
Using Markdown syntax, you can add format to plaintext such as lists, paragraphs, headers, and more just like you can with HTML text. It’s a pretty neat little project.
You can read more about Markdown at Daring Fireball.
Compatibility for Basic Markdown Syntax
- Your Trello bio
- Card description
- Card titles
- Some issues in displaying some syntax in the Trello mobile app
More Details on Trello Basic Markdown Compatibility
|Type||Your Trello Bio||Checklist||Comments||Card Description|
Trello Basic Markdown Examples
|Type||Syntax||Example Usage||Example Result||Notes|
|Bold||**||Example **bold**||Example bold|
|Italics||_||Example _italic_||Example italic||Can also use single asterisks|
||Cross out text|
|Inline code||`||Example `code`||Example
||Inline formatted code|
|Links||()||[BoR](https://davistechmedia.com)||BoR||Link text and URL|
||Add space in between text otherwise this is a H2|
test 1 test 2
|Think of this as <pre> formatting|
|Space after greater than or not|
|Unordered lists||–||– test 1
– test 2
||Must have space after hyphen and space between lines|
|Ordered lists||1.||1. test 1
2. test 2
||Must have period and space after number and space between lines|
|Headers||#||###Header 3 Example||
Header 3 Example
|# per header level|
|Embedded images||!()||![Trello Logo](/path/to/trello-logo-white.svg)||Alt text and image path|
Another good Markdown resource is at Markdown Guide. They are a free and open-source reference guide on how to use Markdown. It lays everything out in a super easy to read and easy to understand manner. I dig it.
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