I'm curious as to what platforms and tools (if any) you folks use for documentation / knowledge base sites?
I'm diving into a project to build a nice documentation website, and torn between services that have an API (Zendesk, Groove HQ) and going the DIY route so that I can fully customise the design and front-end experience.
Services like Zendesk and Groove offer a suite of services, but I'm really only looking at the knowledge base. They offer custom options to style their theme, but it's still somewhat limited.
Mostly these appeal because I can use their API to fetch and show the docs content neatly from within our app:
^ example using [elev.io's](elev.io) widget to open 3rd party docs
Tools like [Raneto](raneto.com) are great - open source, markdown based, fully customisable. It's more work to build it the way you want, but you can customise everything going the DIY route.