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How to spice up your GitHub profile (Included Resources)

I recently decided to pay more attention to GitHub profile and spice things up a bit. Naturally, I wanted to share a few resources for those looking to do the same.

Here's a few ways you can make your GitHub profile look much better.

Step 1: Start with your profile Readme.

Think of this as the front page of your development portfolio on GitHub. This is what everyone sees when they first come to your profile. Now, there a lot of Readme templates out there, and if you're looking to get started, they can end up being very confusing to decide between, so a quick and easy resource you can start with is a GitHub Readme Generator. I used this one for my profile.

GitHub Profile Readme Generator

I ended up with a great looking and interactive Readme in less than a minute.

Step 2: Move on to the projects

I don't know about you, but I like to keep my project Readme as visually pleasing as possible, so I try to include a logo (if I have one) and Gifs showing the project in action along with information about the project.

A quick way to generate Readme for projects is to use this project Readme generator.

GitHub Project Readme Generator

Step 3: Be Active

Whether you have massive projects with many collaborators or just a few small projects you're working on. Get into the habit of constantly committing your work. This helps you in the long run as your profile reflects your activity with the cool looking GitHub grid and if you mess up, you can always revert your code back.

Those are just a few resources I've found that changed my simple GitHub profile into a much better looking one. Hope it helps.

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