Discover the Latest Upgrades to FastSpring Docs

Patty Novrocki
Patty Novrocki • Customer Operations Knowledge Manager
January 9th, 2024
Estimated read time: 2 minutes, 41 seconds

As part of an initiative to make our documentation more user friendly and insightful than ever, we at FastSpring have taken the initial steps to refine our documentation. 

This marks just the beginning of our journey, and we acknowledge that excellence is an ongoing pursuit. We are actively refining our developer documentation to ensure it is not just informative but comprehensive, equipping you with the tools you need to seamlessly resolve issues. Your feedback is invaluable as we work to deliver documentation that empowers you to self-serve with ease, speed, and confidence. 

Here are some of the key improvements so far:

1. Consolidation for Seamless Navigation

We have successfully moved product documentation into the existing developer documentation site. This consolidation ensures a more seamless navigation experience for you.  

2. Enhanced Search and Navigation

You’ll be pleased to know that we’ve revamped the search functionality, making it more effective in helping you find the specific documentation you need. When using search, you can filter between the product documentation and developer documentation.

Additionally, all docs now feature a scrolling table of contents, providing a user-friendly way to navigate through the content. 

3. An Improved Landing Page

We’ve introduced a new landing page design to make it easier for you to quickly find the information you need. The updated layout allows seamless access to both FastSpring App and Developer Documentation on a single page. Explore the improved visibility of documentation categories to navigate through topics that matter most to you. 

4. FastSpring API “Recipes”

We have initiated the development of “Recipes,” which serve as step-by-step guides within our API documentation. These recipes aim to provide practical walk-throughs to help you navigate and implement our features seamlessly. As we continue to expand this resource, we’ll be identifying Recipes that would be most beneficial to developers, including seeking your feedback on the types of Recipes that would be most beneficial to you.

Check out our first Recipes here.

5. Dark Mode/Light Mode for Developers

Recognizing the preferences of our developer community, we’ve introduced both dark mode and light mode options to enhance your viewing experience. Simply click on the sun/moon icon in the top right corner to switch between.

6. Documentation Feedback

You can now easily provide feedback using a simple thumbs up or thumbs down, along with comments to highlight what worked well and areas that could use improvement. Your comments will be actively reviewed and prioritized, ensuring that your input drives the necessary enhancements. We value your insights!

While we acknowledge that updating our developer documentation content  is a critical step, rest assured that we have gathered feedback from various sources and will be making these improvements in the upcoming months.

See the Ongoing Changes

Stay tuned for additional enhancements!

Check out FastSpring Docs here

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