Creating self-help kiosk app with Helpinator and PhoneGap / Cordova

Disclaimer: since Helpinator is a Windows desktop app we will set up Windows 10 environment for this task. Helpinator allows to generate so called MobileHelp output. It is based on JQuery Mobile framework and by design was intended to provide online help capabilities for mobile apps, and since it is html/css/js-output it is cross-platform by […]

Helpinator + DITA Tutorial

DITA (stands for Darwin Information Typing Architecture) is a mature xml-based documentation authoring standard. You can read more about it on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_Information_Typing_Architecture and it’s website: http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.2/os/spec/DITA1.2-spec.html Helpinator allows to create DITA project from your project content with a single mouse click. This allows to use Helpinator for writing new technical content in any documentation […]

Version 3.21: Introducing WebHelp-Bootstrap

For a long time JQueryUI and it’s add-on components were the foundation of WebHelp output, generated by Helpinator. But times are changing, JQueryUI is not a major framework no more, and UX expectations of web-based documentation changed dramatically, now there’s no need to mimick CHM help with web components. Because of this we decided to […]

Publishing GitHub Pages from Helpinator

GitHub has a nice feature called “GitHub Pages” that allows you to create a nice looking static website from markdown files in your repository. Helpinator allows to generate required markdown files so you can publish your project end user documentation using GitHub pages in a matter of seconds. In this tutorial we will create and […]

ReadTheDocs.org (reStructuredText) and Helpinator

ReadTheDocs.org is a cool service for delivering your online documentation to end users. It is based on reStructuredText, a plain text markup language that have a lot in common with Markdown. But, instead of learning yet another markup language to use the power of ReadTheDocs, you can just export all required files in reStructuredText format […]

Knowledge Base for Context-Sensitive Help

Check out this post to know how to generate a static HTML knowledge base for your website that consists of step-by-step guides. Let’s consider we already put this knowledge base to our website, you can see it here: https://www.helpinator.com/samplekb/ Now we can turn this knowledge base into a context-sensitive help file using MajorMindHelp and “Generate […]