Laurie Barth is back to talk with John and Ward about documentation. What are some organizing principles of docs? What to do if people don't understand a term in your docs? Where should you start when writing docs for a new project? And how do you deal with SEO for documentation?

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  episode: 104,
  title: 'Just What the Doc-ter Ordered with Laurie Barth',
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    'docs', 'documentation', 'seo'
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  guest: 'Laurie Barth'
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    'John Papa','Ward Bell'
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Recording date: 2020-05-14

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Laurie Barth @LaurieOnTech

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Timejumps

  • 01:13 Guest introduction
  • 02:31 What do you do at Gatsby?
  • 04:35 Organizing principles of docs
  • 12:02 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 13:06 Do people know the terms in a doc?
  • 21:48 How can people learn to write better docs?
  • 29:55 Sponsor: Raygun
  • 30:27 What's the first thing you should do with docs?
  • 40:50 How do you do SEO for docs?
  • 46:08 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.