Build Your Personal or Project Website with GitHub Pages

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In Person

Have you ever wanted to create a personal website for yourself, or a simple website about a project you are working on, but weren’t sure where to start? GitHub Pages is a free service that includes different website templates and is used by many academics for personal and project websites. While it requires some programming skills, it is easy to set up and highly customizable. During this course, we will help you set up your own website with GitHub pages, add content to it, and make small design changes if desired. You will benefit from this course the most if you bring a specific idea for your website, which might be your personal website, or a project for a research or other project you are involved in. 

This is an intermediate-level course. To follow the material you will need to have some familiarity with programming (but we will cover the basics of HTML, CSS, and Markdown in this course, so it is fine if your experience is in other languages) and GitHub. If you have never worked with GitHub you can have a look at this workshop Getting Started with Version Control: Introduction to Git and GitHub. To learn the basics of Markdown, you can join Introduction to Markdown

Those who have registered to take part will receive an email with full details on how to get ready for the course. 

After taking part in this event, you may decide that you need some further help in applying what you have learnt to your research. If so, you can book a Data Surgery meeting with one of our training fellows. 

More details about Data Surgeries. 

If you’re new to this training event format, or to CDCS training events in general, read more on what to expect from CDCS training. Here you will also find details of our cancellation and no-show policy, which applies to this event. 


If you're interested in other training on Good Practices of Digital Research, you can look at the following:


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Digital Scholarship Centre

Digital Scholarship Centre, 6th floor

Main Library 

University of Edinburgh 

Edinburgh EH8 9LJ