Documentation is an important aspect of development. Almost every codebase, regardless of how big/small requires some form of documentation. From a few simple READMEs and contribution guidelines to full-fledged ones. In most projects, however, it becomes necessary to use a nice & robust system for generating, maintaining and deploying the documentations. That's where "Static Documentation Generators" come handy. They are easy to use, versatile and extremely user-friendly. They are mostly used to document APIs, database schemas, and other information by organizations.
So, here's a list of 5 static site generators that you can use in your projects.
- No statically built html files
- Simple and lightweight (~21kB gzipped)
- Smart full-text search plugin
- Multiple themes
- Useful plugin API
- Compatible with IE11
- Support SSR
- Support embedded files
- Powered by Markdown
- Built Using React
- Ready for Translations
- Document Versioning
- Document Search
- Quick Setup
- Minimal setup
- Markdown-centered project structure
- Custom themes with Vue
- Pre-rendered static HTML
- Runs as a SPA
- Developed and maintained by the Vue community
- Clean, intuitive design
- Single page documentation
- Markdown support
- Out-of-the-box syntax highlighting
- Write code samples in multiple languages
- Automatic, smoothly scrolling table of contents
- Documentation is editable by users via Github
- RTL Support
- Site generated on the fly.
- Simple, elegant UI
- Leveraging the power of Markdown and Vue.
- Extensible plugin system
- Good community support
What do you use for documentation? I know that I am definitely missing out on some great ones, so feel free to comment below.
** Please Note: The order is simply arbitrary and doesn't represent a ranking. Do your own research before choosing the best one for your project. **