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Just wanted to put the question out there that what do you guys think of using Wordpress to power your design portfolio?
What are the pros, what are the cons?
Among the obvious are the ease of updating your site and there are some pretty nice layouts out there?
Im moderately successful as a freelancer and will the change affect the number of clients i will receive?
Does anyone have any advice? What do you think?
If I would be looking for a 'web designer' (when you say designer, that's what I presume you mean) I would be looking for something original from the designer himself...not a wordpress setup (if it's not specifically advertised as a wordpress theme/s)
To offer a parallel to this logic, I wouldn't be attracted to an SEO specialist, who for example has a low PR for their own site, as well as other sites in their portfolio.
Originality is the key....my thoughts.
If your site is custom-built however, which it probably is, you'd want to make sure the two are consistent with each other. You don't want users to click your "portfolio" link and take them to a completely new page with new navigation etc. That could be confusing.
May I ask how often you are adding new sites to your portfolio?
Im adding new sites to my portfolio about 1 every 7/8 weeks.
I have just bought a reseller account last night so what im thinking of doing is setting up a blog based on the design/marketing/advertising industry with links to my portfolio on my current domain?
If i can get a good PR rank with my blog it would increase traffic to my original portfolio site wouldnt it?
What do you think?
i want it to somehow incorporate my name and a keyword
I enquired about buying the 1st 2 initials of my name and then the keyword afterwards but the company want a ridiculous amount :-(
[edited by: phranque at 5:10 am (utc) on Feb. 25, 2009]
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