Add some cool badges in your GitHub Repo

You might have seen this kind of badges earlier in many GitHub repositories.

Image result for shield badges github

It is cool! Most of the popular frameworks or tools using it in their GitHub repo.

Example:

Angular repository

Why Badges?

It provides a long information short!

It can hold information such as

  • version of npm used
  • status of last build
  • number of downloads happen over period of time
  • license type

How?

Now the question is how can I add it in my GitHub ReadMe file?

It pretty simple. All you have to go https://shields.io/ and create badges right away.

Basically a badge will contains small information of our repo. It can be building process status, or social media handle link.

Shields provides support for various badges like below

Lets say I want to create a follow badge for my twitter handle. It can be done quickly like this.

I can copy as HTML, MarkDown, etc.

For this blog I copied as HTML and pasted below.

Twitter Follow

Quick view

I have published a npm plugin. I have setup the CI/CD for it. So whenever I commit my changes it will automatically deploy my packages to npm registry.

And also I wants to keep a track of how many downloads happening. So I added badges for those metrics in my repo.

You can find my GitHub Repository below

https://github.com/PandiyanCool/angular-clipboard-auto

Happy Designing!

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Create custom WhatsApp stickers with your photo – See How?

WhatsApp has recently introduced stickers option. To get this feature, make sure you are using the latest version of WhatsApp.

So, how to create custom WhatsApp stickers?

Go to google play store, install the following app

Sticker maker for WhatsApp

Click here for the download link
‘Sticker maker for WhatsApp’ is one of the easiest ways to use stickers on WhatsApp and here is how to use:
  1. Make Sticker packs for a pet, your girlfriend, your family, your friends in 4 easy steps.
  2. And add a name for your pack
  3. Add the stickers to the pack, cut them with your finger.
  4. Publish the Sticker pack.

 

Now, a new page that lets you add up to 30 custom stickers of your own will open. However, the icon on top will be the tray icon or the icon which will appear as an identifier for you sticker pack in WhatsApp. Do note that the tray icon will not appear as a sticker.

Steps to create the sticker pack

Install the Sticker maker for WhatsApp app

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After installing, open the app and create sticker pack

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Add the images you wish to add in the pack, you need to add a minimum 3 stickers to save the pack

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Once added, you can publish and add to your WhatsApp. Make sure you are using images with no background or less background.

To clear the background, you can use the app “Background Eraser”

Screenshot Image

If you are just experimenting with the app, you can download a sample picture from the internet. Search in google for images with png format.
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Once you have published the sticker and added to Whatsapp. You can start sending to your friends.

 

I hope you have a funny picture of your friends. So give a try and leave your feedback in the comment section.

Have fun.