Developing a static website or a HTML based documentation for something? Need to let your software users download the docs with the application? Want to use a common template across all the pages of your static website?
Well, this article is intended to help you with some basic but time consuming process of applying a template to an HTML based static website or and HTML based documentation. First think if you are developing a static website or documentation that has to follow the of rules given below.
All the files must be HTML files that has the extension .html
All the pages should share the same template without using a server side scripting language.
Files should be arranged in a folder based hierarchy for enabling easy access.
Whole website / documentation should be downloadable by end users for offline usage.
When published on the internet page URLs should be search engine friendly (SEO).
When browsing each page should contain a breadcrumb path for easy navigation.
Page title and description should be unique for each page.
Each page should be associated with a unique ID to make it easy to install social network plugins / widgets.
Pages should have breadcrumbs automatically generated.
Twine is a such tool that you can use to get all the above things done and generate a nice static website. However this tool is still in it’s beta release. I leave it to you to experiment and use it in a creative way.