Docuowl generates a static single-page documentation from Markdown files
As a long-time fan of documentation style made by Stripe, and Markdown, I decided to use the former as a base to create a pretty documentation generator that outputs something like Stripe's. Stripe also generously allowed me to use their layout, so here's a big thank you to them!
Looking for a demo? A simple demo is available at https://docuowl.github.io/demo/!
Docuowl takes a directory as input. The directory is expected to have one directory for each section or group. Each group may have subsections, which by their turn must also be placed into directories. Each Section is required to have an
content.md file, containing the Frontmatter for that section, and an optional
sidenotes.md file, that will be rendered to the right of the section. The Frontmatter must contain at least a
Title property, and an optional
ID property containing a unique slug for that section. Each Group must contain a single
meta.md file, containing a Frontmatter like a Section, and an optional content following the frontmatter.
For instance, take the following directory tree as example:
. ├── 1-introduction │ └── content.md ├── 2-errors │ ├── content.md │ └── sidenotes.md ├── 3-authentication │ ├── content.md │ └── sidenotes.md ├── 4-authorization │ ├── 1-login │ │ ├── content.md │ │ └── sidenotes.md │ ├── 2-logout │ │ ├── content.md │ │ └── sidenotes.md │ ├── 4-me │ │ ├── content.md │ │ └── sidenotes.md │ └── meta.md ├── 5-foo │ ├── 1-listing-foos │ │ ├── content.md │ │ └── sidenotes.md │ ├── 2-merged-foos │ │ ├── content.md │ │ └── sidenotes.md │ └── meta.md ├── 6-bars │ ├── content.md │ └── sidenotes.md ├── 7-list-foobars │ ├── content.md │ └── sidenotes.md ├── 8-get-foobar │ ├── content.md │ └── sidenotes.md └── 9-foobar-data ├── content.md └── sidenotes.md
--- Title: Authorization --- > :warning: **Warning**: All authorization endpoints are currently in maintenance
Docuowl introduces two new blocks to Markdown: Boxes and Attributes List.
Boxes can only be used in sidenotes. To create a new box, use the following format:
#! This is a box And this is the box's content
#!, the box will take any content that follows until one of the following conditions are met:
- A horizontal ruler is found (
- Another Box begins.
Attributes Lists can only be used in contents. To create a new Attribute List, use the following format:
#- Attribute List - Key1 `type` - Key1 Description
Docuowl can be invoked in two modes: Compile, and Watch.
Compilation will output a single
index.html file to an specified directory, taking another directory as input. For instance:
$ docuowl --input docs --output docs-html
Watch allows one to continuously write documentation and see the preview with auto-reload. For that, use:
$ docuowl --input docs --output docs-html --watch Docuowl v0.1 Listening on 127.0.0.1:8000
Then open your browser and point to 127.0.0.1:8000. The page will be reloaded each time a file changes in the
- Full-text Search
- Improve CSS
This software uses other open-source components. For a full list, see the
MIT License Copyright © 2021 Victor Gama Copyright © 2021 Real Artists Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.