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Christopher Kade
Christopher Kade

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Introducing a banner generator for your articles on DEV

I've been struggling to find nice pictures for my articles on DEV (and ones that I'm allowed to use in fact). So I figured I'd make a quick banner generator for simple & straight to the point banners.

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All you have to do is:

  • Edit your own banner
  • Download it
  • Upload it to DEV in order to get a URL

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You can upload your images by simply clicking the bottom on the bottom left of your article editor !

  • Add the cover_image attribute in the metadata of your articles with the URL you got from the last step

And that's it !

Even though its main feature is finished, I'll try to add the following in the coming days:

  • More themes
  • Reduced file size
  • Any other recommendations in the comments

I really hope some of you get to use it as much as I will πŸ˜„

UPDATE:

Contribution guidelines & a code of conduct have been added to the project alongside some first enhancements ideas for those who would like to partake in making this tool even better. πŸ˜„

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rhymes

Great job Christopher!

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Liyas Thomas • Edited

Inspired from your project, I made this simple banner generator. liyasthomas.github.io/banner
With more customizations such as:

  • Customizable background, foreground, border colors
  • Custom border width
  • Custom banner size
  • Color picker
  • Color randomizer
  • Upload your own background image etc..

Feel free to contribute on github.com/liyasthomas/banner

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Christopher Kade • Edited

Great work, but why not contribute to the existing project to make it even better?

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Liyas Thomas

I went through your project and found out its built with react. I don't know react. So i made a simpler one.

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Harsh Shandilya

I published my first post on DEV yesterday and was stumped by this same problem, so glad to discover this!

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Dan Newton

Cool. I might try this on my own blog. I have seen other writers here with similar banners and liked how clean they looked.

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Christopher Kade

For everyone already participating to the project: thank you ! Please give me a short while to set everything up so you guys have everything you need:

  • Issues to know what's needed (and therefore a way to assign people on tasks)
  • Guidelines
  • A better CI/CD pipeline (maybe?)

Have a good one :)

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Jonathan Sexton

This is really cool and I appreciate all of the hard work that went into it!

I look forward to using it with my next article!

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Melissa Gilbert

Awesome dude! Very helpful

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Thomas Bnt

Great tool, it's going to be a direct star! It would just be missing the possibility to put an image in the background with optional blur and that would be very useful.

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Utkarsh Talwar

Pretty cool and minimalistic. Would be super helpful when someone is in a hurry. I like it!

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Florian Rand

Wow christpher this is pretty cool!

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Andy Piper

Really like this - excited to see how it evolves!

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Valentin D.

Good work Christopher !

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Christopher Kade

Thanks Val !

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Corey Alexander • Edited

Is this open sourced so we all could poke around and help out with some of the ideas and suggestions that are in this thread?

EDIT: I ask before clicking through and seeing the nice GitHub corner banner πŸ˜†
Link for the lazy like me: github.com/christopherkade/banner-...

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Jonathan Silvestri

Sir...I have been struggling so badly with making them myself.

Thank you so much

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Yogeswaran

This is awesome!

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