Github is great, as you may already know.
But, did you ever think to make your profile attractive for potential employers, followers, recruiters, and visitors?
Let's make a better version of it.
It's up to you to decide how you want this frame — photo-less, cartoon avatar, or best explaining image.
For the best image, take a quality click; quality means not blurred, perfect lighting, and good posture. If someone looks at the photo, it shall explain your personality.
Github has a feature called README if you do not know already.
Check out some listing of awesome GitHub profiles.
To start this, first, you need to create a project that is the same as your GitHub username.
Example: My user name is
abhir9, and I need to create a repo with the same name
abhir9 with a
README.me will act as the profile page: https://github.com/abhir9
It is the actual README file created using a repo with my GitHub username: https://github.com/abhir9/abhir9/blob/main/README.md
Here you can add your quotes, hello statement, greetings, etc. It is connected to the viewer on your behalf.
So write a short paragraph or a brief story to introduce yourself.
There are some apps from contributors that extract the information based on your profile name and share stats and charts.
- https://activity-graph.herokuapp.com e.g.:
- SVG Icons
Many other online apps can be used per your need — e.g., how you want to decorate your profile page.
Github allows you to pin up to 6 repos.
Try to pin the best of your projects' repos. Mostly, people do visit these repos if they land on your profiles.
There is a heat map that represents your contributions.
Heat map graph will automatically generate as per your contributions. Try to keep it greener by contributing usefully to your favorite projects.
Whether it's a minor or significant project, add a well-descriptive README file. It helps anyone clearly understand what your project does and how they can contribute if they want to.
Format it in a better way; if you don't know very much about Markdown format, you can use an online tool like https://pandao.github.io/editor.md/en.html
You can use images, screenshots, gifs, resources list, contribution guidelines, license, etc.