I've just been hired as a lone writer at a startup. I'm their first tech writer, ever, and they've been using MediaWiki. It's not ideal. As a lone writer, what tools should I use to create amazing user- and developer-facing documentation?
I'm able to choose to do whatever the hell I want, with the caveat that everyone wants the docs to be gorgeous, well-organized, and easy to use. My model is here
. Those docs are beautiful and easy to use. How do I do that? Do I need to go learn front-end development too?
I've considered several publishing solutions, including ePub/Webworks/Reverb, easyDITA, FluidTopics, Componize, and even sticking with a wiki like Confluence. None of these solutions appear to enable me to create simple, beautiful, well-organized, minimalist documentation. What gives? Am I missing something? What do you guys use? Do I have to try to convince my devs to build something from scratch? Help!