re: How to use the new github.dev personal website generator VIEW POST


Some other fun edits I made to mine:

  • Jekyll plugins! I added comments to blog posts and an RSS feed to the blog so it can be pulled into dev.to (now to actually start a blog...)
  • Making stars and forks actually links. When I forked, at least, the icons were links for styling but went nowhere.
        {% if repository.stargazers_count %}
        <a href="{{ repository.html_url }}/stargazers" class="d-inline-block link-gray mr-4">
            <i class="far fa-star"></i> {{ repository.stargazers_count }}
        {% endif %}
        {% if repository.forks_count %}
        <a href="{{ repository.html_url }}/network/members" class="d-inline-block link-gray mr-4">
            <i class="fas fa-code-branch"></i> {{ repository.forks_count }}
        {% endif %}
  • Switching icons to fontawesome over octoicons. That way I can easily add links to other profiles on the sidebar (like DEV!). It is bloaty, but I want all those pretty icons.
  • Limit shown projects based on... a lot of filters, to be honest. I only wanted to show active and non-forked repos. I put a dying rose emoji in the description of dead repos already, so that was an easy filter. I'm iffy on filtering out code puzzles, too, but it seemed like a good idea since that's not really "original" work.
  {% assign public_repositories = site.github.public_repositories | where:'fork', false | sort: 'stargazers_count' | reverse %}
  {% for repository in public_repositories limit: 12 %}
    {% unless repository.description contains "🥀" %}
    {% unless repository.description contains "🎲" %}
    <div class="col-sm-6 col-md-12 col-lg-6 col-xl-4 mb-3">
      {% include repo-card.html %}
  {% endunless %}
  {% endunless %}
  {% endfor %}

My codebase is here if anyone wants to poke around my stuff:

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Awesome additions 🎉 I hadn't noticed before that the stars and forks didn't have links properly set, I've added your code and now mine do too. Thank you!

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