Kendo UI Documentation Repo
Kendo UI Public Documentation
Welcome to the GitHub repo for Kendo UI Documentation. This repository contains the source content--written in Markdown--that we use to power the Kendo UI Documentation at docs.kendoui.com. If you've arrived here wanting to search and peruse our docs, you'd be better served heading over to docs.kendoui.com where our content is prettified and searchable.
We believe that the documentation for a product is at its best when the content is a collaboration between the builders and consumer of that product. As such, this documentation is both public, and open sourced under and MIT license (see below). That means you can clone this repository, read the docs off line, or even load the entire thing to an Apple Newton, if that's your thing.
It also means that you can play a role in making our docs better for everyone, and if helping us make the Kendo UI docs better sounds interesting to you, read on.
There are two ways you can contribute to the public Kendo UI documentation: either create an issue in this repository, or fork the repo, make the change and send us a pull request!
Create an issue - If you find an issue with our docs that needs to be addressed, the best way to let us know about it is by creating an issue in this repository. When creating an issue, provide a descriptive title, be as specific as possible and link to the document in question (If you can provide a link to the closest anchor to the issue, all the better). Here's an example:
Title: api/DataViz/chart.md is missing an image Description: Example 3 is missing an image right after the code sample. https://github.com/telerik/kendo-docs/issues?state=open
Note: When creating issues, please don't modify the assignee or milestone fields. Also, please create one issue per fix or change. "Bundled" entries will be deleted.
Send us a pull request - Creating an issue is great--and we certainly appreciate them--but what we really love are pull requests. So, if you find an issue in the docs, or even feel like creating new content, we'd be happy to have your contributions! If you're just getting started with open source, Git and GitHub, we suggest you first read up on forking repos and sending pull requests, both great articles from the GitHub bootcamp.
Once you've read these--or you've already memorized them--you're ready to contribute to the Kendo docs. Start by creating a local clone of our repo either using GitHub for Windows, GitHub for Mac or your friendly command-line:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:telerik/kendo-docs.git
Then, open up the kendo-docs folder in your favorite text editor and contribute away! Of course, as you work with the docs, we do ask that you follow a couple of ground rules:
Fixing grammar, punctuation and other general errors is always appreciated. So are changes that expand on key ideas or correct errors in logic phrasing or otherwise. If your ambitions are greater, however, and you want to add completely new content to the site--like a new tutorial on using Kendo UI with an Atari 2600, for instance--we suggest you contact a member of the team first (or enter an issue!) to vet your idea. John Bristowe, Burke Holland, Todd Anglin and Brandon Satrom would all be happy to hear your idea and offer advice.
Each document in this repo contains a section of YAML Front Matter at the very top. This content, which looks like the text below, is used by our auto-import tool when content is processed for the docs.kendoui.com site. Please don't edit the content in this section of a document.
When adding content or making changes, please use only standard Markdown syntax, and make to preview your additions or changes before sending us a pull request. You can use an online tool like Dillinger.io or Marked on OSX to view what your changes will look like when ported to HTML.
Once you've made your changes, commit, pull, merge, push and send us a pull request! We--and Kendo UI users everywhere--thank you for making our docs the best front-end library documentation on the web!
Send us a Pull Request, Win an iPad!
You heard us right! To jump start community contributions to our new documentation repo, we're raffling off a new iPad to one lucky committer. From July 11th-18th, every accepted pull request that noticeably improves the content in this repository will be entered into a raffle for a new iPad, to be given away on Monday, July 23rd.
For the fine print, visit the Kendo UI Docs Wiki Contest Page.
The Kendo UI Documentation is licensed under an MIT license. This license applies to the markdown (.md) files in this site ONLY, and does not convey, override or modify any existing licenses covering the runtime source and components of Kendo UI. For information about available licensed for the Kendo UI Library, visit our license page at KendoUI.com.
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