Expressive and comprehensive documentation is key to advancing web mapping
Today Wax’s documentation got a
major boost and now has more detailed examples, more API documentation, and more useful
text for new users. We hope these improvements will help new users get started with Wax, an open source web mapping stack, and use it to make more interactive and creative maps.
Wax Manual 2.0
Using Wax’s APIs
The Wax documentation previously included quick examples and a synopsis of each control,
and led users to figure out how to use the code from there. This
worked well when we had a limited number of controls, but now that Wax has grown we want to show
people absolutely everything you can do with the controls. The new Wax Manual is much
more thorough, showing off every function and option exposed by the code and providing
examples for each on how they can be used.
Wax is the code that we use on our own site builds, every day. It has been
battle-tested, and just as importantly designed with a lot of
flexibility. Without good docs, this flexibility can be confusing. The new
robust documentation make both the code and our concept understandable.