Create a free account at GitHub.
Download the free GitHub Desktop (for Mac & Windows), install it, & set it up. Follow the tutorial.
As we proceed throughout the course, you are expected to place each project into a separate GitHub repo.
My notes for working on Git in class: Git instructions for students in Webster University’s Cascading Style Sheets course
Git from the command line
When you install GitHub Desktop, you also get Git as a command line program as well. If you use a terminal, you should learn to use Git on the command line.
Git provides a Git Cheat Sheet that will help you use Git on the command line.
The Git website provides:
- a complete command reference
- pretty complete documentation
- the entire text of a book, Pro Git, that you can also download
Trust me, you will want to bookmark (or save) “Most common git screwups/questions and solutions”. It’s saved my bacon.