So, I was going to post this earlier, but there were a bunch of things I needed to do first. Anyway:http://amvguide.blogspot.ca/2012/08/about.html
If you would like to use the structure of AMVGuide for your own guide, feel free to do so. I suggest coming up with a series of individual guides that link to one another based on input/output and programs/steps in between. Just look at my DVD guide
as an example. The article isn't even complete really-- but you can still get the gist of it knowing what your input and output are supposed to be. That way, the most important information is known upfront, and it's just a matter of filling in the details afterwards. This also makes it easier to read so that people can be like "input:check; output:check; moving on to the next section..."
Once you come up with a good plan, I suggest simply writing your series of guides as a set of posts right here in the forum, so that the information is just "out there" and you'll have complete control of it to use lists, links, images etc however you want. Then I can simply copy/paste it into AMVGuide wherever it fits; and you don't have to worry about all the html/css etc. You just have to make sure your content is written well; figure out where it all fits in the grand scheme of things (particularly what section or where it would fit in the menu); and PM me when you think it's ready. In all likelihood, everything you've described would replace the DVD/BD/Interlacing sections-- but the goal in most cases is to get your footage into AviSynth (at least, that's the way I have the guide set up), so I think everything should fit nicely
(Oh, and to address the simple/advanced issue: there is no need to make two versions... I can just wrap the advanced information in a show/hide script for those that want it. See my list of Common Mistakes
as an example.)
So yeah, I think just using the forum here on the Org would be the easiest solution simply for getting your content into a web-friendly format. In fact, when I wrote AMVGuide, I just used a series of .txt files with headings/subheading/indents(hierarchy); then worried about formatting afterwards. And it was all a matter of copy-paste + tag wrapping... which would be pretty easy using the forum interface (just highlight the text you want to wrap and hit a tag button
Then if you need special formatting, I can help with that afterwards. In summary: Structure, Content, Formatting.
Now... since it's September, and I'll be going back to school to complete my final year of Wireless Systems Engineering... I reeeeaaalllly won't be able to help much, aside from what I've already put into AMVGuide this summer. But I think what I've laid down is a highly flexible structure for anyone to expand upon all aspects of AMVing. Meaning... at this point, it's all copy-paste cruise control for me. I just want to sit back and wait for people to hand me content; tell me where to put it; and how they want it to look.
All I ask is that people follow the guidelines on the Site Info. Page.
Let me know if you're interested.