How to Create an API Documentation Website with Framer
Options for Building a Documentation Website
We all know the struggle of creating a documentation website for our projects. It's not just about documenting your API, it's about making it user-friendly and customized to your needs. Plus, it's a bonus if it can seamlessly blend into your project's website. Well, I've got some good news for you, there is a tool that can make this process a breeze, and I'm here to share it with you.
What is Framer?
Framer is a popular web design and developing tool used by companies like Uber, Dropbox, and Google. It offers features like animations, transitions, and API integration, with a design mode resembling Sketch or Figma.
The Sweet Shortcut: Framer Templates
If your design skills aren't exactly award-winning, you're in luck. Framer has a solution for that. Templates are like design cheat codes, and there are plenty to choose from. Some are free, and others come with a price tag.
I remember not too long ago, I was on the hunt for the perfect template for my API docs on the official template store's "documentation" section, but I couldn't find exactly what I needed. Some of them were not complete, and others were asking for an arm and a leg ($89 for a basic template? No thanks!). So, I rolled up my sleeves and decided to create my own.
Introducing Phase: Your API Docs' Best Friend
📝 100% CMS Managed: Phase makes content management a breeze, keeping your documentation up to date and readily accessible.
📱 Responsive Design: Your docs will look great on any device, ensuring accessibility without compromising quality.
🔎 Efficient Searching: Say goodbye to endlessly scrolling through pages. Phase offers powerful search for quick and effortless information retrieval.
🍹 No Technical Hurdles: You don't need to be a tech genius to get started. Phase eliminates technical worries
There you have it, a honest and straightforward take on building an API documentation website using Framer. Feel free to give Phase a spin, and if you have any questions or just want to chat about your documentation, I'm here to help!