What is Read the Docs?
Who uses Read the Docs?
Why developers like Read the Docs?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Read the Docs in their tech stack.
We recently needed to rebuild our documentation site, currently built using Jekyll hosted on GitHub Pages. We wanted to update the content and refresh the style to make it easier to find answers.
We considered hosted services that could accept our markdown content, like ReadMe.io and Read the Docs, however both seemed expensive for essentially hosting the same platform we already had for free.
I also looked at the Gatsby Static Site generator to modernize Jekyll. I don't think this is a fit, as our documentation is relatively simple and relies heavily on Markdown. Jekyll excels at Markdown, while Gatsby seemed to struggle with it.
Read the Docs's Features
- Github and Bitbucket Integration
- Canonical URLs
- Version Control Support Matrix
- PDF Generation
- Alternate Domains