I’m looking for a self-contained way to provide a kind of digital reference in a place that has spotty or no internet access.
The approach I think I’ve settled on: A Raspberry Pi with a small touchscreen, with kiosk mode kicking in at startup, serving local, interlinked HTML pages. Essentially a little wiki, but fully functional without an Internet connection.
There are a ton of tutorials on setting up a Pi kiosk to serve web pages – but all the ones I’ve found assume you’re serving the pages from the internet. I need them to be local in case there is no internet connection. (I can use RealVNC’s cloud connection service to get into the pi and make changes to the local files remotely if I need to.)
What’s the best way to serve locally stored pages on a Pi? Bonus if it lets me do everything in (multi)markdown, and automagically converts to html for display.