Wednesday, November 4, 2009
HOW TO: Make an on-line portfolio
First off, please know that I'm not standing on this 'on-line portfolio' soapbox all alone. Heidi Ehlers, is right there with me. She's the big kahuna over at Black Bag, and if you haven't already, it would serve you well to familiarize yourself with the work she does.
One thing she pushes every single creative person to do, is build themselves a website. And if you don't believe me, check out points 4-8 on this entry from the Black Blog.
There's going to be a couple ways it - click below for samples.
1. You could build a site from scratch, using a program like Dreamweaver or iWeb. This will give you full control, with clickable buttons and image galleries.
2. You could build a simple landing page that promts the visitor to download your PDF.
3. You could use a portfolio hosting service like Carbonmade or FIGDIG and then just buy a URL and forward it there.
Custom Built Sites:
Landing Page + Downloadable PDF:
This is really, really important. If you've already done this, please send me the URL. If you need a hand - ask.