I’ve often seen people using small graphic emoticons on their GitHub pages and quite fancied having some on mine, but never got round to actually doing it. That is, until that fateful night…tonight 🙂
Luckily, it’s really easy and I can show you how.
First, let’s find a nice example. I still need one for a project I am working on called the PHPBookLibrary, so naturally, a book might fit. Here’s a good website which lists a whole host of example graphics.
If you scroll down, you will see this example and the code that you need to use. In my case, that’s “:blue_book:”.
A nice touch on this website is that you can just click on the actual text code and it will be copied to your clipboard. Small features like that make the user experience so much better!
Next, go to the description in your GitHub repository because in this example, that’s where I am choosing to add one. It’s worth mentioning that it doesn’t need to be there – you can add these to comments, text files etc.; lots of places, really.
Finally, place the text into the area you want it to go.
Save that and now step back to marvel at the loveliness 🙂
Written by Stephen Moon
email: stephen at logicalmoon.com