Two highly recommended articles:
As embarrassing as it is to admit, this tutorial came into being because all of the “GitHub for Beginners” articles I read were way over my head. That’s probably because I don’t have a strong programming background, like most GitHub users. I couldn’t identify with the way most tutorials suggest using GitHub, as a showcase for my programming work.
Includes a section called “Setting Up GitHub and Git for the First Time.”
GitHub for Beginners: Commit, Push and Go (Part 2, by the same author)
… let’s add the first part of your project now by making your first commit to GitHub. When we last left off, we’d created a local repository called MyProject …
Part 2 steps you through using GitHub through the command line. But (as some of you know from MMC 3260 in fall 2013) you can also use the very slick and simple free app GitHub for Mac (or GitHub Windows) and forgo the command line most of the time.