In recent surveys, developers rated the types of information they want. On a scale of 1-4, a majority rated complete and accurate documentation at 3.5+. In another survey, developers rated overviews and conceptual information as important as API references and code samples.
Using the design and writing principles I provide, you will be able to architect information that API developers say they want. I review the evolution of various types of API documentation sites that our team created over the last decade. Based on our lessons learned, I provide simple tips and an API site template that small teams can use to develop meaningful documentation.