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Open-source how-to framework Answered

I remember reading about an open-source how-to framework that was being created by people with previous(?) ties to Instructables. Does anybody know what it's called? Basically it was a global, unified structure for how-to's should be written. 

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caitlinsdad

3 years ago

I don't know what the underlying programming language used for instructables is but it was a cobbled system of mishmash with secret awesomesauce added which Autodesk devs are still trying to figure out to this day.

You might dig into the "competition" to see what ehow, wikihow, Make magazine or even Adafruit Learning system uses.

The k'nex people here did something recently

https://www.instructables.com/community/General-pur...

Good luck.

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hughmorriscaitlinsdad

Reply 3 years ago

Thanks for the input, but maybe I need to clarify.

I'm not referring to how "how-to" websites are currently coded. I saw an open source project (started by ex-Instructables employees) that was trying to create an open-source organization structure for how-to documentation.

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caitlinsdadhughmorris

Reply 3 years ago

The only thing along those lines are requests for a function to organize the favorites they have marked. Someone wanted to create a bill of materials for the project with links to parts. I think the outcome of the discussion was that it was too stringent for the general public to use and the open format as is was more inviting for new authors to try.