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Best way to display your portfolio online Designers do's and don'ts humaneditor
Well, the online portfolio part is created. Now what would be the best way to display the sites my firm has designed / developed? Thumbnails?
For my part, I'd suggest a combination. Portfolios are notoriously ephemeral things. The best portfolios I've seen have had this form:
Thumbnail, with brief blurb -> Bigger thumbnail, with longer blurb -> Local snapshot of the site in question (May be incomplete, but has all the important bits operational) -> Link to current implementation of the site.
edited by: encyclo at 2:16 pm (utc) on April 17, 2007] limbo
Portfolios can be approached in many ways - in many respects they are the most important page of a webdesigners website - they showcase your ability to do what you say you can
I suggest we come up with a variety of dos and donts for designers who want to show off there wares.
What I like to see in portfolio's Large, crisp images Date ordered info Sortable info (e.g. by, date, type, application) Easy to use Simple Navigation What I don't like to see in portfolio's Tiny thumnails Tricky Navigation (have to click many times to find images/links) A pop up for each new image in the folio Images that don't do a peice of work justice Over-optimised screenshots - if people are there they are probably willing to wait that little extra for quality.
Just wanted to drop you a thank-you line, Limbo - your share will come of help to me too. dragsterboy
An online portfolio is needed for sure. Not because you will get that many visitors necessarily, but because it is an easy reference point for a potential employer. Frida
An online portfolio is needed for sure. Not because you will get that many visitors necessarily, but because it is an easy reference point for a potential employer.
For sure it is definitely so. A well-designed and complete portfolio of your best works will present you to your employer in the best light.