GitHub – What Is It & What Does It Do?
The open source coding haven Github has grown tremendously in just a few short years. The founders have commented on setting up pages for new projects and this feature launched a little while ago. Github Pages allows any developer to setup their own static HTML/CSS/JS pages on the Github server and provide demo content for their code repos.
In this article I would like to go over the process of creating a Github page and styling for your own codes. It is important that you offer any support and installation steps along with these pages. Plus a live demo of the template or plugin will pull more interested users. I will provide some live samples for new users to get an idea of how project pages are constructed.
After creating a new repo for a project or plugin you should configure the page by adding some related information. You can do this manually by adding a gh-pages branch into your project. But the easiest solution is to access your project admin and click the link for generating a new project page.
This process will require you to fill out some basic fields about the codes and how they will be hosted. Also what you want to call the project and which directory this webpage will reside. By default the Github pages are hosted on a subdomain of your username followed by the project’s Github name. So if I created a repo named specky-nav I could setup a project page at the URL jakerocheleau.github.com/specky-nav/ and store all the static info in that directory.
The simplest method is to just follow the customized Github generator and use one of their pre-built templates. However it is always possible to go back and manually edit these pages for your own customizations. The Github support team published an article about creating project pages manually which may be helpful to some users with this preference..…More at Designing Custom Github Demo Pages
Have you ever utilized Github?