Always scribble, scribble, scribble -- now how to display?
April 18, 2011 8:25 AM Subscribe
I've been keeping research notebooks since the early 1990s, on a lot of different subjects. They're all finally consolidated as a couple thousand text files written in Markdown syntax. I'd like to start putting them up, gradually, on a website for others to use. A wiki seems the best way. (Is it?) I've got a few other questions about the best one, and best way, though:
posted by finnb to computers & internet (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
- I'd like the wiki to be stable over the long term (minimal updates, patches, plugins, backend fiddling), and will take simplicity and reliability over features (basic low bandwidth HTML text = fine)
- I would be the only editor, at least at first -- the plan is to gradually open it up if anyone's interested once it's been seeded with good stuff
- In an also-a-pony world, I'd like to be able to export the notes to a publishing format, so I could print them by Lulu or the like and have them around as a volume
I'm pretty comfortable working online -- I've installed and admin'ed MediaWikis before, among other platforms, and can do MySQL and server stuff, if that's a factor. I'd really like to get this right the first time, and there's so many different varieties of wikis and other CMSes at this point ... (Any further thoughts you have on how to display or make the notes available are welcome, of course!)