Station is a platform tool. In combination with custom configuration files and a path to content files in markdown, Station provides a platform website that can be used for any number of purposes.
Station is built with Ruby on Rails as its infrastructure incorporated with Webpack. For the experienced Rails developer, it will feel familiar. For a person not acquainted with Rails, it will be unnecessary to learn the nuances of the framework to run or contribute content to a Station powered site.
Station is built to provide the following out of the box:
Furthermore, a single business often can have multiple product lines that need multiple documentation or developer portals. It can be difficult to ensure that the style guide and overall look of the business remain consistent over time across different platform sites.
Station comes to solve both of these problems. Through Station people can contribute in their area of expertise without needing to be proficient in other areas. Likewise, through Station distinct product documentation portals under the same business can be built and can retain sustainably the same experience across platforms.
Station accomplishes this by:
/publicfolder in the content path into the platform