If you have ever used GitHub, you must have come across some impressive-looking profiles and thought “Damn! I want my profile to look like that.” Well, this article will help you with precisely that.
This is simply the easiest way to boost the visual appeal of your profile many folds. To create a
ReadMe for your GitHub profile, create a new repository with your username.
Initialize the repository with a
ReadMe.md file and anything you write in the file will be shown in your GitHub Profile.
ReadMe is the perfect place to describe yourself, list out your achievements and skills. You can also add badges like these to make your profile look even more attractive.
To create the badge the syntax is:
![<Badge Name>](https://img.shields.io/badge/<Badge Text>-<Background Color>?style=for-the-badge&logo=<Icon Name>&logoColor=<Logo Color>
So the Github badge would look like:
You can browse through the list of available icons on Simple Icons.
2. Manage your Repositories
Github allows you to pin Repositories and Gists in your profile. This is a remarkable feature that enables you to display the things you want to showcase.
It’s also a good idea to add details, tags and emojis to make the repository more engaging.
3. Contribute, Contribute and Contribute some more!
This is simply the most important step to make your GitHub look awesome! I get it, getting started is scary, so if you need help, start contributing in Open Source Projects. You don’t have to start with huge features or projects; begin with documentation fixes, then move on to tiny bug fixes and features.
Open Source Development can boost your profile regardless if you are going for a job interview or freelancing. After a few good contributions, you will start getting job offers from various companies.
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