DEV Community

Cover image for Useful Resources to Build a Kickass GitHub Readme Profile
Pranav Birajdar
Pranav Birajdar

Posted on • Originally published at

Useful Resources to Build a Kickass GitHub Readme Profile

As developers, we love visiting each others' GitHub profiles and browse through their repos and admire their portfolios. GitHub Profile readme is a great way to add some personality to your GitHub portfolio.

Alt Text I recently added my own and these are some useful resources that helped me get started:

Getting started:

If you have never heard of GitHub profiles, this article and this article gives a good introduction and setup instructions.

There are some really good articles about setting up GitHub profiles available on DEV as well. Braydon has done a great job with his profile as well as these incredibly detailed articles.

Readme examples:

If you are looking for some inspiration, Abhishek has curated some great readme profiles here and here
Alt Text

Styling resources:

Alt Text This repo allows you to design your GitHub stats. There are tons of theme options available here

Alt Text Shields helped you design your social media logos, tech-stack, and social media badges. These add color and personality to your readme.

Emojis is a useful website to quickly search and copy light-hearted emojis to add to your emojis.

It shouldn't take you more than a couple of hours to get it done. Try to keep it simple and uniform. Don't mix themes and use too many colors or gifs. Most importantly, make sure you add your personality to it!

Hope this was helpful. Happy coding!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ’ป

Top comments (2)

prnvbirajdar profile image
Pranav Birajdar

Haha, so very true! Kinda unnecessary and overboard, but anything to get that first developer job eh! ๐Ÿ˜…