Documenting with a web sire

Posted on 2009-12-24
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
I am working on a project that I want to document so that friends, family and others that are working on a similar project can follow.

The manual for this project is broken down into chapters with a number of tasks in each chapter. The process is not sequential with the manual (there's a bunch of jumping around). So for example on January 18, 2009 I did task 5 from Chapter 3 and task 8 from Chapter 6.

Some people that follow this project are interested in reading it day-by-day. Others would like to see how I did task 5 from Chapter 3.

My problem is how to do this. I'm not a website developer and this is a casual endeavor. I tried using Frontpage with a chronological format but there was no way to pull up a specific task. Then I played around with Joomla with some extensions like AlphaContent and K2. But there is no way to have an article in multiple categories.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can document this project by task and date without being a web guru?
Question by:Don Johnston
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    Check or its fork

    They are more than a wiki, actually a web 2.0 application platform. With the fist you can have comercial support while the second have a more active development.
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    by:Don Johnston
    So you're suggesting documenting it as a wiki?

    Would I be able to create articles (or entries) that are organized by date or manual section?
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    Yes, you will be able to do it and much more. Wikis are excelent for colaborative writting. They allow also to keep track of every change in differents ways.

    TWiki and Foswiki have also plugins for a los of uses. Try it online in the sandbox web. See the Success Stories in the left menu of

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