Today we are going to cover a list of 10 important sections you can add to your GitHub projects for improving your README files.
So let's begin...
The title and description for a Github project can provide the user with basic information about the project.
Additionally, we can create a project info image using socialify service to improve project presentation.
Socialify helps you showcase your project to the world by generating a beautiful project image that can be used in Github README
Shields.io is a service for creating legible badges in SVG format, which can easily be included in GitHub readmes or any other web page.
This will help to provide project information in a condensed manner:-
If someone wants to use our project for their own software development purposes, then installation instructions can help them in setting up the project correctly.
If someone wants to contribute to our project in some way via pull requests or feature recommendations they will first go through contribution guidelines listed in the project.
In this section, we can list down technologies or modules which we used while building the project to help others understand the creation components in a better manner.
Here we can provide information about the licenses used in the project for others to know the usage guidelines.
Here we can add links for asking people to star the project or support our efforts via donations.
You can a sample repo with all this sections added here:- Stories Feed Github
Also I have recently created a tool which you all can use to add this sections easily in your Github README files using form based input:-
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