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Skin Hosting, Github, and More

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SilverAzide
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Re: Skin Hosting, Github, and More

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Some additional tips...

Each repo in GitHub can have a Wiki. This is pretty much separate from your Rainmeter project source, and uses files written in the same markdown (.md) language that your repo's README.md file uses. You create a Home.md (the main wiki home page), along with a series of additional pages that may or may not be hyperlinked together using relative links. GitHub will automatically create a table of contents sidebar for you, which is just a sorted list of your markdown pages.

What's so great about this? Well, you can pretty much create a fully working on-line help system that you can link to in your Rainmeter skins. Your wiki pages will have URLs, and you can even reference sub-headings. For example, say you have a weather skin that your users will need to configure for their location. You could create a link in your skin to a wiki topic.

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Click the little "?" doodad and your user will jump right to the wiki topic. This could be invaluable for the inevitable "how do I configure HWiNFO?" questions that authors of HWiNFO-based skins always get, or "Why did my monitoring skin stop working?"...
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Alex88
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Re: Skin Hosting, Github, and More

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Jelle you should add your new stuff to Github. :D
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JelleDekkers
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Re: Skin Hosting, Github, and More

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Alex88 wrote: December 4th, 2020, 1:17 am Jelle you should add your new stuff to Github. :D
But why?
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Alex88
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Re: Skin Hosting, Github, and More

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Just thought if it as another place to share what you've recently made, some more exposure (am just poking fun, nothing serious).