Guides are how we explain things to each other. The goal of a guide is always to help others go through a process and get to a result, preferably by themselves.
Capturing knowledge about our processes as guides helps onboard newcomers and gives insight into how we work.
A guide is always written to help the reader (you) progress.
Where your guide lives
Guides are published on <//about.publiccode.net>. It should be in a relevant place in the folder structure. Often this is with an activity.
Anatomy of a guide
The MarkDown of a guide file starts with the following metadata
--- type: Guide explains: How to make pancakes for hungry people ---
explains you should set out what this guide tries to explain and to whom - this is the goal of the guide. Writing this first will help you scope what you are explaining and will provide a clear answer for readers on whether this is for them.
The front matter is followed by the title of your guide
# Making awesome dog and pony videos
Followed by the content of the guide.
Further reading section
At the end of your guide you can add a ‘Further reading’ section with relevant links to anything inside or outside of About that people can use in order to understand this topic better.
## Further reading * [Find great cat gifs on Giphy](https://giphy.com) * [Find great dog videos on YouTube](https://youtube.com)