1. Create a GitHub account
First thing’s first: get yourself a GitHub account! You won’t have access to the free hosting or any other awesome features GitHub has to offer without one.
With a GitHub account you’ll also be able to chat with other web developers, such as yourself, through Issues, and contribute to other open source projects!
2. Download and install the GitHub Desktop app
This is the app that we’ll use to get our code up on GitHub. It’s easy to use so don’t fret; the user interface is easy to learn!
(If these links don’t work, explore the GitHub Desktop homepage.)
Open the downloaded application file and continue through the installation process as required with your computer’s operating system.
Next, we’ll be creating a new GutHub project!
3. Create a new GitHub project
Before we upload our code to GitHub we first need to make GitHub Desktop aware of our project files. We do this by creating a new Repository folder, then copy our website files to this new folder.
3.1 — Open up the GitHub Desktop app and click the “Create New Repository” button.