Sequence of Steps to Build a New Github Repository

Overview

Logged on to Github

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Here is your view of github. You will see this display when you have successfully logged into github. It’s an overview of your code repositories. There is a green button at lower right marked ‘New Repository‘. Click that to start the process to make a new storage repository for the new project.

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This panel will appear. The repository name should be short and sweet – not too long. Try ‘sample’ as a name. A description is also useful and will become part of the documentation, so choose wisely. Click the green button marked ‘Create Repository‘. See next image. Picture 3

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The basic project has been built on the github server. We can also ask for the automatic generation of a small amount of documenation. Look for the ‘Settings‘ choice at the top right of the menu bar. If we click that, it opens the following page. Picture 4

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Ok, we can choose some settings here. The ‘Automatic Page Generator‘ button at the lower right of this panel allows us to have some documentation made for us. Picture 5

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A skeleton page of text is generated. Here we can make changes and improve the text and information for our project. Click the green button marked ‘Continue to Layouts

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This panel offers us a preview of what our generated documentation might look like. We also have the opportunity to change the color theme in which our documents are displayed. Click each of the little thumbnail images at the top of this panel to see the effect on the document page, or see that small grey right-arrow button to the right of those thumbnails ? Click that to reveal even more themes. When you’ve made your selection of a theme, you can publish the documentation by clicking the green checkmark at top right of this panel.

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After clicking the publish button, this panel reappears to show us the content of our respository with the newly made assets of our documentation. Note the blue box that shows the website address of this new documentation as ‘Your project page has been created at…’ with an address after that. If you copy that address into your favorite browser and send it you will be greeted with a custom panel of documentation for your project.

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In part two of this writeup, we’ll look into some of the ways we can use scripted commands to construct a github repository.

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