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Alternatives to Scroll Viewport for confluence cloud - great looking technical documentation

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I saw scroll viewport which looks like a great app, but is only available on the server version of confluence. - https://www.atlassian.com/blog/add-ons/5-real-life-examples-beautiful-technical-documentation

We use the Cloud version, does anybody know of any other great apps which can also be used to create looking online documentation for customers? 

I've seen this discussion but doesn't give many options: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Questions/Scroll-Versions-for-cloud-hosted-Confluence/qaq-p/31458

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Hi @Adam Smith , 

Scroll Viewport is still only available for Server or Data Center, but a Cloud alternative here would be Scroll Documents, which you can use to create a public library for your documents and even multi-page documents.

It's more lightweight on the customization end, but offers a lot of benefits for the authoring side of things like versioning, a great diffing feature, and an integration with our Exporter apps. Here’s a blog post that outlines this solution, with a couple examples of live public sites and libraries to take a look at. 

A great example is ThinkTilt's ProForma documentation. They're using Scroll Documents to author, version, and publish the docs and Refined Spaces for Confluence to style the look and feel.

If you have any questions, we'd be happy to help or show you a demo of the app. Just get in touch with us: hello@k15t.com.

Cheers, 

Shannon (K15t)

Boa tarde!

 

Pode nos informar a diferença entre o Scroll Documents e o Refined Spaces for Confluence? Não está muito claro.

Precisamos publicar alguns documentos para clientes externos e gostaríamos que esses documentos tivessem nossas customizações.

Qual seria o melhor modelo?

 

Atenciosamente,

Paulo Lima.

Hi Paulo, 

Scroll Documents is geared more toward the versioning, management and change tracking of your documentation in Confluence, whereas Refined Spaces is about theming the content. 

If you're looking to cut down on apps, you can still publish your documents publicly with Scroll Documents where readers can see and read documents from the Library like this example here. As you can see, you can add a custom cover image to each document and you are able to read the whole document (multiple Confluence pages) at once. 

But since it's not a theming app, teams like ThinkTilt have added Refined Spaces in order to offer an experience that doesn't look and feel like Confluence. 

As my colleagues have stated here, Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud is coming soon, so that could potentially be a solution for you as well if you're looking for something even more customizable.

Cheers,

Shannon (K15t)

Hi @Adam Smith 

You might be interested in hearing that we are currently looking to bring Scroll Viewport to Confluence Cloud customers.

I know your post is a few years old now, but if it’s still relevant we would love to hear more about your use case. Even if you have already moved on to implement a different solution, we'd be interested in learning more about the current way you are bringing documentation to your customers and chat about ways to improve this.

If you're interested, we would like to take 1 hour of your time and explore some these questions with you. Just send us an email to hello@k15t.com (subject: Viewport Cloud Interview) and we will find a time that suits you.

Cheers, 

Laura (K15t)

When will Scroll Viewport be available for Confluence Cloud?

Thanks,

Michelle

Hi Michelle!

Thanks for your interest! Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud will be available in a few weeks from now. You can sign up for updates here and we'll notify you with the release date: https://www.k15t.com/software/scroll-viewport/scroll-viewport-for-confluence-cloud

Thanks,

Laura

Hi Adam.

I only know of this alternative for Cloud: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/instant-websites/cloud/overview.

If you would like to be notified when we start working on Viewport for Cloud, please watch and vote on this Jira issue. Sign up for an account in our Jira to watch and vote for this issue.

Cheers,
Roman.

Também gostaria de saber quando o Scroll Viewport estará disponível para o Confluence Cloud? 

Existe algo parecido ou melhor para datacenter e servers?

Podem me ajudar, por favor?

 

Atenciosamente,

Paulo Lima.

Hi Paulo,

Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud will be available in a few weeks from now. You can sign up for updates here and we'll notify you with the release date: https://www.k15t.com/software/scroll-viewport/scroll-viewport-for-confluence-cloud

Scroll Viewport is available for Server and Datacenter here: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1211636/scroll-viewport-for-confluence?hosting=server&tab=overview

I hope I was able to help.

Thanks,

Laura (K15t)

Is there a way to download the site, alter it and upload it to a different domain?

the google indexing of confluence is bad compared to results we get on documents published on our domain using another authoring tool. 

Hi Guido,

If you were thinking of using Scroll Viewport for Cloud and are concerned about indexing of your documents, I just wanted to note here that the Viewport site you generate with our app is hosted by us as a static site, so the indexing performs considerably better than a raw Confluence page that you make public to the web.

If you still wanted to download, alter and upload the Viewport site to a different domain: This is currently not possible on Confluence Cloud, but is something we have on our radar. I'm always happy to discuss details and find out more about your requirements in that space. You can reach out to lparraga@k15t.com.

Cheers,

Laura

Thx, will do so. It is indeed for self-hosting, to take advantage of google ranking the pages more correctly. Text on Confluence is not really found by Google which hinders our community.

Deployed and then added long lifetime cloudfront CDN. Performance is amazing, typical page loads around 10 ms per article. Required mappings below. Only less nice factor is that not all paths are below the chosen prefix ('kb' in this case), so you can add at most one environment in this easy way.

2020-06-17 18_23_15-AWS CloudFront Management Console.png

We are happy to announce that configuring your own custom domains is now part of the feature set that Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud ships with.

Using a custom domain for your Viewport site is a great way to further customise and make the Help Center really look and feel yours. 

Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud is available for a free 30 day trial in the Atlassian marketplace. If you have more questions, we're here to help: help@k15t.com

Cheers,

Laura

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