This is a very simple template:
<header>.body (top) section
Most of the emphasis with this template has been to provide a suitable (comprehensive) style sheet as detailed below:
Below the break is the markdown page (in iframe) from Kevin Burke, to demonstrate both markdown and the elegant markdown.css
A copy of the stylesheet (markdown.css) is included with this template, but the latest version should be checked out from here.
alternatively you can add the following to the .head file for this project to call the css directly from the repository
<link href="http://kevinburke.bitbucket.org/markdowncss/markdown.css" rel="stylesheet"></link>