eHow is a free how-to site that includes both videos and articles. The site enlists the help of professionals to create the more than 300,000 articles that provide step-by-step text instructions. It also has articles that are written by its users, bringing the total to 500,000 guides.
Most of its guides consist of step-by-step instructions, tips and warnings, and a user comment section where people can add their results or opinions. Registered users are also able to claim having done something mentioned in a guide, which is kept track of in their profiles and listed on guide pages.
The site also lets you print any of its articles for free, which can be nice when you want to bring instructions with you.