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Re: [O] [ANN] thi.ng/org-spec template for tech specs & HTML export them

From: Karsten Schmidt
Subject: Re: [O] [ANN] thi.ng/org-spec template for tech specs & HTML export theme
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 12:00:23 +0100

Thanks Kaushal! :)

I also think that we generally need more examples showing how flexible
& powerful org-mode is for these use cases. The majority raves about
Markdown, but for me it just lacks a ton of features I've become so
accustomed to w/ org-mode, especially when it comes to writing and
managing larger docs (i.e. the latest tech spec I've been working on
is 9000+ words) and dozens of diagrams (all text based!)

Re: PDF export - for me going the route via HTML is just easier & more
time saving (can control important print features via a few lines of
CSS). Plus I don't need to install 2.5GB of MacTex :) Also, the
generated PDF looks same as HTML, has hyperlinks etc. Haven't tried w/
MathJax yet, though...

Expect a few more updates over the coming weeks:
- move to SASS for style sheets, for easier re-skinning via variables
- improve TOC
- add back-to-top links
- add more diagram examples (incl. data extraction from tables)
- add optional support for highlight.js


On 1 August 2016 at 23:35, Kaushal Modi <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 8:55 AM Karsten Schmidt <address@hidden> wrote:
>> To give a little back to this amazing group of people, I've just
>> published a skeleton template for writing tech docs and publishing
>> them as HTML.
>> GH project: http://thi.ng/org-spec
>> Demo: http://demo.thi.ng/org-spec
> Thanks Karsten! I had a look through those and it looks awesome! I think
> they serve as very good examples in general on how to use org for technical
> documentation.
> I yet have to try out printing PDF from the browser using your style.css. I
> generally rely on the org exporter to generate both HTML and PDF. What
> limitations did you face when using the org latex exporter for generating
> the PDF?
> --
> Kaushal Modi

Karsten Schmidt
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