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10 Standout GitHub Profile READMEs

Lee Reilly on July 23, 2020

My good friend and colleague @bdougieyo is at Codeland today and is giving away early access to Codespaces to three lucky people who create a profi...
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David Dal Busco • Edited

The chess README is pretty slick!

I really enjoy the one of @brunnerlivio too, there's something "old'school cool" there.

๐Ÿ‘‰ GitHub

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Brian Douglas • Edited

I am a fan of the old school and always a fan of the underrated marquee

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Lee Reilly

No kidding! The 80s 90s called...

https://dev-to-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/i/oepsqowurv75zxayqcbw.gif

Source: github.com/bdougie

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Mikiko Bazeley

Omg I love it!

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Livio Brunner

Aww thank you!
At this point I want to mention, its inspired by fnkys awesome README. As well as sindresorhus tweet which helped me to build the marquee :-)

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Jimmy Cook • Edited

Here is my new github profile README
github profile

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Lee Reilly

๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

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Jimmy Cook

Lol amazing!

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Lee Reilly

The folks contributing to this Tweet show real... commitment...

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Jimmy Cook

Just happy to push my changes

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Lee Reilly

Gonna stash these jokes for later. Might be able to cherry-pick a few for an upcoming Dev post...

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David Obodo

super nice

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Avinal Kumar • Edited

Check this out. Coding Activity Graph on your Profile README. Uses WakaTime API to automatically update your stats every night.
github.com/avinal/Profile-Readme-W...
Heyy

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Ryan Lanciaux • Edited

Thank you for this excellent article - love this feature of GitHub, and seeing all the creative things people are doing. Especially pumped to see the visitor counter making a come back :D

If anyone wants to add the retro counter to their profile (like @sagar-viradiya's profile) you can add it like this.
![Visitor Count](https://profile-counter.glitch.me/{YOUR USER}/count.svg)

Slightly more expanded version of these instructions are available here :D

For anyone that's interested in making their own visitor counter, check out this guide I wrote on creating (or forking the GlitchApp) to make your own visitor counter. ๐Ÿš€ The main gist of this one is you run a node+Express app (although it could be a serverless function, other language/framework, etc) that responds to an svg request with the next count. The headers should alert GitHub's caching layer to re-request the image every time.

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Sagar Viradiya

Thanks for creating this!

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Kushagra Bansal

Thanks for the information! Was looking for this. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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James George

Here's a GitHub Action that updates README with the recent activity of a user:-

GitHub logo jamesgeorge007 / github-activity-readme

Updates README with the recent GitHub activity of a user

GitHub Activity in Readme

Updates README.md with the recent GitHub activity of a user.

profile-repo


Instructions

  • Add the comment <!--START_SECTION:activity--> (entry point) within README.md. You can find an example here.

  • It's the time to create a workflow file.

.github/workflows/update-readme.yml

name: Update README

on:
  schedule:
    - cron: '*/30 * * * *'
  workflow_dispatch:

jobs:
  build:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    name: Update this repo's README with recent activity

    steps:
      - uses: actions/checkout@v2
      - uses: jamesgeorge007/github-activity-readme@master
        env:
          GITHUB_TOKEN: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}
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The above job runs every half an hour, you can change it as you wish based on the cron syntax.

Please note that only those public events that belong to the following list show up:-

  • IssueEvent
  • IssueCommentEvent
  • PullRequestEvent

You can find an example here.

Override defaults

Use the following input params to customize it forโ€ฆ

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Puneet Gopinath

Hey James George, you no longer maintain it. So here is a fork of it to use instead:

GitHub logo Readme-Workflows / recent-activity

Add your recent activity to your profile readme!

Recent Activity

GitHub stars GitHub forks GitHub issues GitHub repo size Lines of code Discord Chat Contributor Covenant

This GitHub Action is a Fork of the original GitHub Activity Readme Action by jamesgeorge007.
Its our goal is to improve the original GitHub Action while also providing new features for the users.

Live Preview

This is an example live preview that is updated every time a commit is pushed using github actions.

Last Updated: Thursday, May 20th, 2021, 3:17:39 PM (GMT)

  1. โ—๏ธ Closed issue #5 in Readme-Workflows/recent-activity
  2. ๐ŸŽ‰ Merged PR #6 in Readme-Workflows/recent-activity
  3. ๐Ÿ—ฃ Commented on #3 in Readme-Workflows/recent-activity
  4. โ—๏ธ Closed issue #4 in Readme-Workflows/recent-activity
  5. ๐Ÿ’ช Opened PR #6 in Readme-Workflows/recent-activity

Settings

The Action currently has the following Settings that you can set through the with option.

Option Description Default Supported Placeholder
GH_USERNAME The User to get latest activity from Repository Owner
COMMIT_MSG The Commit Message to use when updating the README โšก Update README with the recent activity
MAX_LINES How many activities to display 5
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Arturs Smirnovs

Here is a tool that could help you to get started with github readme :)
Add description / social media / badges and other stuff with just few clicks..

GitHub logo arturssmirnovs / github-profile-readme-generator

GitHub profile readme generator allows you to create nice and simple GitHub profile readme files that will be included in your profile previews.

Github Readme Generator

Hi there ๐Ÿ‘‹.

โญโญโญ Check out this tool here.

Github Readme Generator

This project allows you to easily create attractive and simple GitHub Readme files that you can copy/paste in your profile. It's currently available in English and Spanish.

You can include things like headers, subtitles, skills, a banner image, additional information, social media links, badges and GitHub statistics.

Instructions

  • Go to: arturssmirnovs.github.io/github-pr...
  • Fill any inputs you like
  • Copy the code generated in the Code section
  • Create a new repository in your GitHub account with the same name as your GitHub username
  • Add a readme.md file to your new repository
  • Paste the copied code into the readme file and save
  • Enjoy!

Preview

Github readme generator

Top Contributors

@arturssmirnovs @max-programming @fx2000 @DenverCoder1

Resources Used

Name Repository Link
Github Readme Stats github.com/anuraghazra/github-read...
Github Profile Views Counter github.com/arturssmirnovs/github-p...
Github Profile Trophy github.com/ryo-ma/github-profile-t...
Github Readme Streak Stats github.com/DenverCoder1/github-rea...
Simple icons github.com/simple-icons/simple-icons
Simple Translator github.com/andreasremdt/simple-tra...
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Lee Reilly • Edited

Graphics are a bit blocky, but here's mine...

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Ahmad Sawalqeh

I used a combination of several tools to make this piece of art you can check it out here! GitHub Account

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Ronaldo Hoch

Nice!
How do you made this Contribution Stats?

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Harshal Jadhav

Here's mine which shows your latest medium blogs.
harshalrj25

checkout my repo github.com/harshalrj25/mediumblog-... to add medium blogs to your profile.

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Tanishq Singh

Image description

tic tac toe in github readme??
Github

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Shravan Kumar B

Hi, do check this project, to beautify your profile readme. Star it, if you like it.

GitHub Dynamic Animated Quote Generator

GitHub logo shravan20 / github-readme-quotes

Dynamic quote generator for your GitHub readmes

github-readme-quotes

Dynamic quote generator for your GitHub readmes

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alt PRs Welcome Open Source? Yes! GitHub contributors Pull Request Counts last commit deployment-status community chat

Github Readme Quotes

Copy and paste the following markdown content to display the quote.

![Quote](https://github-readme-quotes.herokuapp.com/quote)
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Themes

You can display your quote in different themes without any manual customization.

Use ?theme=THEME_NAME parameter as shown below.

![Quote](https://github-readme-quotes.herokuapp.com/quote?theme=dark)
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Available Themes

dark, radical, merko, gruvbox, tokyonight, onedark, cobalt, synthwave, highcontrast, dracula

Gotham

Quote

Dark

Quote

Light Theme

Quote

You can explore different themes here.

Feel free to contribute different themes.

Layouts

You can also change the layout of your templates.

Use ?layout=LAYOUT parameter as shown below

![Quote](https://github-readme-quotes.herokuapp.com/quote?theme=dark&layout=socrates)
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Layout 1 (Default)

Quote

Layout 2 (Socrates)

Quote

You can explore different layouts here.

Feel free to contribute different layouts.

Animations

You can also add animations to your templates.

Use ?animation=ANIMATION paramater as shown below

![Quote](https://github-readme-quotes.herokuapp.com/quote?theme=dark&animation=grow_out_in)
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Animation 1

Quote

You can explore different animationsโ€ฆ

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Elango Sundar

Nice, we have additional github readme templates available in github.com/elangosundar/awesome-RE...

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Apurv Shah

github.com/ApurvShah007
A great combination of the many open-source templates!

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Tanishq Singh

Image description

Add your name with just a click??
Github

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Hrittik Roy

Yah created one your reviews will mean a lot to me โค๏ธ
It has gif and counters
GitHub

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Lee Reilly • Edited

github.com/hrittikhere - very cool! ๐Ÿ’œ

Makes me think of / want to play github.com/maxilevi/project-skylines ๐Ÿ˜„

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Gautam krishna R

Created a GitHub action too for updating the readme with your latest blog posts and StackOverflow activity automatically: github.com/gautamkrishnar/blog-pos...

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toby

Tables based layout... Full circle is already here ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…

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Konrad Linkowski

What do you think about mine?

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Vinit Shahdeo

Late to the party but here's my GitHub profile README.

github.com/vinitshahdeo

github/vinitshahdeo

GitHub followers

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Aditya Thakekar
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Aditya Thakekar

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Aditya Thakekar

just updated mine: -
github.com/adityathakekar

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redhcp

I add recent post github action from Dev.to in my profile, what do you think?

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Mateus Loubach

Hey, I know this is an old discussion tab, but I'd really like some feedback for my profile.

GitHub

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T Kumagai

Super cool ๐Ÿ‹

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Alen Abraham

That is an awesome collection.
thanks :)

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Vaibhav Arora

How is my? - github.com/varora1406

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Shravan Kumar B

Need a review for my README

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Taishi

This helped me a lot.
Thank you!

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Karen Efereyan

I love Monica's readme. Pretty simple and sleek

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Saif Al Siam

here is my repo: github.com/alsiam

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Shashwat Pandey

Impressive !!

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Luiz Picolo ใƒ„

Simple Tic-Tac-Toe @luizpicolo github.com/luizpicolo

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Syed Ibrahim • Edited

Here's my try at readme... github.com/syedibrahim

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Suman

I tries customizing using various widgets. have a look

github.com/sumanshekhar698/sumansh...