How To Make Your GitHub Profile Stand Out
GitHub profiles are usually seen as a boring and formal area of repositories and code. They deal with business, and they're not fun at all.
However, GitHub recently released a feature that allows users to create a profile-level ReadMe to display on their GitHub profile. Cherry on the top? It can be written in Markdown, just like any other ReadMe!
This guide walks you through accessing this new feature, and some cool things you can do with it.
I will also be sharing some fun GitHub profiles that go out of their way to make things cool.
I'd love it if you shared yours with me on Twitter @insaanimanav
Why not just use the Bio?The profile ReadMe allows much more than what you can currently do with your bio on Github.
A solid readme in an open-source project goes a long way in bringing contributors to it. It also encourages users to use that software. In the same way, a solid profile ReadMe will encourage users to collaborate with you on their projects, and can even catch the attention of recruiters!
Where can I get mine?To create your ReadMe follow these steps -:
Step 3: Commit your ReadMe to your project.
Step 4: Push your file if you were working locally.
Some fun ones.The github ReadMes are written in markdown, so you have complete liberty of what you want to do with it - including but not limited to adding gifs and images.
One of the most popular way to make your profile stand out is to add a banner in the top.
Doesn't seem that easy to guess, but this is also a gif which you can easily add to markdown files.
One of the more data intensive ones, you could use GitHub actions to automate your ReadMe and let it fetch whatever you want and display it. Some practical ones include from your blog, or maybe your Twitter account.
Here are some more guides and files to inspire you.
A list of some awesome readmes
Add a particle Js based gif
Also stay tuned for Sunday, since we will be talking about the tale of Python.