6 Easy Steps to Create a Beautiful GitHub Profile README

Step 1 : Make a repository with the same name as your GitHub username.

Step 2 (optional): Generate Header Images using Canva or khalby786’s idea.

source: https://github.com/khalby786/REHeader
This was my image, using https://reheader.glitch.me/.

Step 3 (if you did Step 2): Upload the images you created from Canva or elsewhere to that same repository of your README.md.

<img src="https://github.com/sarah-hart-landolt/sarah-hart-landolt/blob/master/Sarah%20Hart%20Landolt.png" alt="banner that says Sarah hart Landolt - software developer, artist, designer">

Step 4: Work smarter not harder. Here are some ideas to do less work for an informative README:

source: https://github.com/rishavanand/github-profilinator

<img style=”margin: 10px” src=”https://profilinator.rishav.dev/skills-assets/react-original-wordmark.svg" alt=”React” height=”50" />

Source: https://www.aboutmonica.com/blog/how-to-create-a-github-profile-readme#author-bio

Step 5: Add dynamically generated stats.

source: https://github.com/anuraghazra/github-readme-stats

![top-langs](https://github-readme-stats.vercel.app/api/top-langs?username=sarah-hart-landolt&show_icons=true&theme=radical)

![github stats](https://github-readme-stats.vercel.app/api?username=sarah-hart-landolt&show_icons=true&theme=radical)

Step 6: Any extra bells and whistles:

source: https://github.com/abhisheknaiidu/awesome-github-profile-readme#tools

RESULT: Et le voilà! Here’s my README.md below.

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