Git can make your life easier. It’s not just for developers, either. Git is a version control system which can be used by writers, designers—by pretty much anyone. But the problem surrounding git is that it’s a difficult system to learn when you’re getting started. Once you’ve picked it up, however, you’re ready to rock! Here’s a couple of great references which will help you understand the fundamentals of git in no time. We covered the redesign of the git website back in May—now after this post there’s no excuse for you to not be using this time-saving system!
A beginner’s git guide
This is the description of git from the official website:
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
If you want a quick guide to fill you in on the fundamentals of git, here’s a great simple guide for beginners, created by Roger Dudler. Read the beautifully designed website and you’ll already start to get an appreciation for the system.
Be sure to give the free downloadable git cheat sheet a look, too. A fantastic and awesomely designed resource. Boom.
A visual git reference
But wait—there’s more! For you advanced users (or if you want to delve a little deeper into the land of the developer), Mark Lodato has created a Visual git reference guide which will send you from a newbie to a more adept user in much less time than you might expect. It’s not quite as pretty as Roger Dudler‘s offering, but it’s full of great information and has some lovely graphics to go along with it, too.
Got any other tools you use on a daily basis to help you learn and use git? I’ve been loving Dash for Mac recently for brushing up on some web coding skills—are there any similar tools for git which you know of? Let us know in the comments!