Simple Badges is a Free Website that you can use to create Simple and Appealing Badges for your websites and GitHub repositories quickly and easily.
Web Badges are tiny images used in some World Wide Web pages, generally to promote the programs or applications that were used for development of the site. They are also used to promote the compliance of your site with web standards such as W3C.
Badges are increasingly used in GitHub in the Readme.md file to display a variety of metrics and information related to your repositories such as:
- Dependencies and their status of Downloads
- Pull Requests
- Commit Status
- Ratings and many more
GitHub Badges help a great deal to improve the readability of your repositories since they provide a fast and visual way of capturing the important metrics.
Simple badges are built using the Shields.io website which is an awesome and reliable service for a variety of badges in SVG and Raster format. The website boasts of a huge collection of thousands of Badges that you can Search and sort Alphabetically as well as based on their color. The Code for the badges is available in 3 formats that you can copy and paste in the Source Code of your page. The following are the available formats for the badges:
- HTML Image tag
- Plain link
How it Works:
1. Navigate to Simple Badges using the link provided at the end of this article.
2. In the ‘Copy as’ box, select what type of Code you wish to copy viz, Markdown, HTML or Plain link.
3. Search for the Badge by typing the string in the Search Box.
4. The Search results can be sorted Alphabetically as well as based on color of the Badges.
5. Click on the style of the badge – Flat, Square or Plastic and its Code will be copied to the clipboard.
6. You can now paste the code in the Source Code of your webpage as required.
Simple Badges is a great website to search for Badges for your web pages and Github. The badges are very consistent and appealing and available in a variety of code formats.
Click here to navigate to Simple Badges and start using them for your web pages and repositories.