Creating a portfolio is pretty fun. Putting a business card design, with some custom logos, website mockup and voilà! Your business card is good to go. But when it comes to a developer’s portfolio, this could be pretty different. You can’t exactly impress your potential clients by some set of codes. If you want to impress them with your portfolio here is the guide.
- First up, start with the usual basics. Whether you are a web developer Carrum Downs, a designer and artist who ever you may be, a portfolio has its basics; who you are, what you do for living and how to contact you. Keep in mind to have your contact details somewhere easy to find and make the above mentioned basics clear as possible. And have a “about” section as well, remember; adding a photo to this section might go a long way.
- Also, keep in mind to add a personal project to it. At least one, it could be some sort of framework or starter theme. Make sure to show your source code as well, maybe not the whole thing but at least a part of it so that your potential clients can see how neat your code is.
- You should also think about adding GitHub and CodePen projects into your portfolio for more added skills. And also remember to like your applicable social media profiles. Add your LinkedIn profile as well and make sure that it up to date.
- Try using context to explain about your projects, when you link a project to your site, make sure to add what you did in the project and how you did it. Giving a brief description as to why you coded something without using an alternative solution could show that you created your own solution without relying on some existing resource. Make sure to also include; who the project was for (even if its personal totally fine), when you did the project (time period) and a description.
- Try coding to customize your portfolio’s existing theme. This would be a great way to show your developer skills. But of course nobody will know that unless you tell them, so make sure to mention on the site that you created this from scratch or that you customized an existing.
Well, hope these tips help you out! Good luck!