Daring Fireball: MarkdownMarkdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

Markdown looks interesting. I’ve been using “(extlink)Textile”:http://www.textism.com/textile pretty heavily for its convenience. The unfiltered text of markdown looks like it may be a little cleaner, and handle things like hard returns in text much better than textile. I’m going to have to try it out and see how well it works.