EDIT: shields.io now has a NuGet badge
What is Shields.io?
Shields.io is a metadata badge service serving fast and scalable informational images as badges for GitHub, Travis CI, Jenkins, WordPress and many more services
Shields provides a wide variety of badges but unfortunately does not have a NuGet download counts badge.
Here’s how it should look like:
The following code uses jQuery and String Interpolation
The trick is to call the NuGet API using AJAX and send the data to Shields to create a badge.