News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Hannes Magnusson:
New PHP.net designs floating around
September 06, 2013 @ 11:50:37

In a new post to his site Hannes Magnusson talks some about the current PHP documentation (and PHP.net site) formatting and how, while changes to it are quick, they should be instant. He suggests a path to get there and a new tool that could help.

Since 2008 there have been numerous efforts to create a new design for www.php.net, all of which have failed - so far. We've never come as close as two years ago, when the "beta mode" option was added to our website, but we never really got around to finish it. The "beta design" has even received a lot of makeover compared to what is "beta mode" now. To make things a little bit more awesome, there is also a new branch called "responsive" which has a lot of changes in it too, especially for manual pages. Hopefully, one day, we'll actually finish one of these and flip the switch forever.

While he's been a fan of the DocBook structure that's currently in use, he points out that learning the markup can be a hinderance to people contributing. His tool, PhD, does some custom parsing too adding additional complexity. To help, he's working on a new tool (WTFM) to use Markdown formatting instead of DocBook, a more common format.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
phpnet website design docbook markdown update

Link: http://bjori.blogspot.com/2013/09/new-phpnet-designs-floating-around.html

blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

SitePoint PHP Blog: Joomla’s Coming of Age

DevShed: Iterators in the Simplest Sense - An Accessible Implementation in PHP 4

Richard Davey's Blog: WAMP Guide updated for PHP 5.2.3

Stoyan Stefanov's Blog: PHP/Javascript dev tools for TextPad

DevShed: Using the Memento Pattern with a File Reading Class


Community Events

Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


php7 release framework series voicesoftheelephpant api unittest laravel opinion community security example language laravel5 version podcast library extension interview introduction

All content copyright, 2015 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework