A problem I found when building public projects on github is creating social images to make it easier to share them on Twitter or reddit or even here.
Of course, there are solutions to this my favourite probably being canva, but it still can be a time sink to design these images to look good.
A few weeks ago Wei and I came up with a solution to fix this during MLH Fellowship
Socialify allows users to create beautiful preview images in three clicks.
- Add your GitHub repo url
- Choose your options
- Download Image or Copy Image url
Socialify use the same concept of image as a service from Vercel's og-image
This allows users to have SVG images that automatically update badges and description overtime.
Want your project to stand out? Socialify helps you showcase your project to the world by generating a beautiful project image like the one above!
It includes a ton of options including custom logo, description, badges, and many fonts and background patterns to choose from.
Project site: https://socialify.git.ci
Social Image as a Service
Click on the image to use the link anywhere, the image will be programmatically generated with live data. This means the badges will automatically update.
README files or
You can download the image as a
.webp and use it anywhere in the world!
Recommended for GitHub repository social preview image and other sites that require image upload.
You can use cli tool mheap/github-social-image to upload social images to all your repos at once.
Create a GitHub token from
Settings > Developer settings >…