| 1:22 pm on Apr 10, 2007 (gmt 0)|
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]
| 3:08 pm on Apr 10, 2007 (gmt 0)|
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
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.
| 3:24 pm on Apr 11, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Just wanted to drop you a thank-you line, Limbo - your share will come of help to me too.
| 1:20 pm on Apr 16, 2007 (gmt 0)|
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.
| 1:49 pm on Apr 17, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|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.