Portfolio Websites


seoplan01

seoplan01

New Member
#21
Your site looks good but it has a lot of thumbnails. The images when selecting a game is a bit too big but overall the site look pretty decent and organized. I guess clients really would care that much about the Powered by icon.
 
Jimlad

Jimlad

Well-Known Member
#22
I've noticed a few people point out thumbnails. And while this thread was supposed to be about website building platforms aimed at portfolios rather than the design of my specific one, I will ask this: How does anyone have an organised portfolio site without a certain number of thumbnails?
 
Levi

Levi

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Staff member
#23
I've noticed a few people point out thumbnails. And while this thread was supposed to be about website building platforms aimed at portfolios rather than the design of my specific one, I will ask this: How does anyone have an organised portfolio site without a certain number of thumbnails?
IMO you don't.... especially if you work in the graphically orientated field that we do as designers.

Maybe they're on about how many thumbnails you have so it could be it's in reference to the amount of things you're trying to show. No idea though in all honesty.
 
Jimlad

Jimlad

Well-Known Member
#24
IMO you don't.... especially if you work in the graphically orientated field that we do as designers.

Maybe they're on about how many thumbnails you have so it could be it's in reference to the amount of things you're trying to show. No idea though in all honesty.
Thanks Levi. Was starting to think I’d missed a memo somewhere!

I’m still refining the Adobe Portfolio site and, having taken on board some of the things people have said, there’s now a home page with an intro, call to action and about 12 thumbnails of my favourite work. The nav bar has links to larger galleries of specific types of projects should someone be interested.

This should address the thumbnail overload while still having my best work front & center. If I decide to go live with it I’ll post it for feedback.
 
fisicx

fisicx

Active Member
#25
All good.

But why are you using a third party portfolio site rather than building your own?
 
fisicx

fisicx

Active Member
#27
I get that. But there are dozens of wordpress portfolio themes you could install. You don't need to be a developer, you just need to upload your images and some blurb and it's all done.

Best of all is means you have full control over everything and are not beholden to the T&C of the third party provider.
 
scotty

scotty

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Staff member
#28
I get that. But there are dozens of wordpress portfolio themes you could install. You don't need to be a developer, you just need to upload your images and some blurb and it's all done.

Best of all is means you have full control over everything and are not beholden to the T&C of the third party provider.
True. I know sh*t about coding and dev work and I don't have the inclination to learn it but I managed to work out WP from the off.

It's as easy as a Behance profile but with loads more control over the look and pages.

Honestly...If more people knew how easy it was it'd put Dev's out of business.
 
Jimlad

Jimlad

Well-Known Member
#29
Every time I’ve tried Wordpress, no matter what theme I’ve used, I’ve ended up with pages that look like shitty blog posts. Nothing nice at all. What am I doing wrong then? Even when the theme preview shows great galleries and nice design, upon implementation they just change the fonts and colours...
 
fisicx

fisicx

Active Member
#30
Most themes come with a full set of documentation to help you set it all up. I suspect you are trying to fix the layout before adding all the content. Get the content sorted first then configure the theme.
 
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