Creating a Personal Coin List – Part 2

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There are two accounts I recommend setting up for your Crypto Coin List. The first account, though not technically necessary, would be an anonymous Email to use when opening your GitHub account. I chose to use Protonmail.com, but they recently started requiring your phone number to open a new account, and I will not be using their service again in the future due to this. Any Email account will do, though. Anonymity is a personal choice, not a requirement.

GitHub.com is where I recommend hosting your Coin List for reasons discussed in Part 1 of this documentation. To sign up, head over to GitHub.com and simply enter a user name, Email address, and password. It is easiest to use lowercase letters for your user name.

The next screen at GitHub will ask you to Choose Your Plan. Select ‘Unlimited Public Repositories For Free.’ There is no need to check the Organization setup box.

The next screen will ask you to Tailor Your Experience, which is not necessary. Check whatever you want, or just ‘skip this step.’

It is probably easiest to verify your Email address at this point. Head over to your Email and click the link provided.

A confirmation accepted screen will pop up asking you if you want to ‘Read the Guide’ or ‘Start a Project.’ You can read the guide if you want when you have time, but for now just click the button to Start a Project. There are a couple different ways to get to the screen with these two options, but you can’t really avoid it, so just look around GitHub if you don’t see it.

Now we get to the point where we set up a new repository. Use the same name as your user/owner name, and it is easiest to continue to stick with lowercase letters. I used some caps in my repository name, and now those caps are required to view my list. Add a description if you want. You can leave it Public… nobody can change it unless you give them access. Click the box to ‘Initialize this repository with a README.’ You can use the README file later to make notes for yourself if you are like me and tend to forget things. When done, click ‘Create a Repository.’

GitHub is now ready for us to create our web page. Head to the next step to learn how to set up your html file.

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