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Best Way to Display Portfolio?

  • # October 6, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    So I am redesigning my company’s site and I wanted to get some advice on how to make the profile professional but at the same time effective for usage and designer friendly.

    My main concern is getting the screenshot of the project (website). I have SnagIt but everytime I re-size my browser the images have a different ratio of height to width. Is there a way to correctly get these screenshots?

    Also are there any recommendations on displaying the portfolio in general?

    Much Appreciated!

    # October 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    I use the FireShot add-on for Firefox to take screenshots, usually. It has a ton of great features, from capturing the whole page to adding notes or cropping. Jing is another great screenshot program, if you don’t like browser add-ons.

    As for displaying the portfolio, follow the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) standard, provide some information about each project or maybe even a case study, limit it to no more than your top ten or so, and provide a link to the live site whenever possible.

    # October 10, 2009 at 5:54 am

    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
    # Simple Navigation

    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.

    Ab rocket

    # February 22, 2010 at 6:23 am

    What type of portfolio should I present for my interview with creative agency? I’m interviewing for an agency that hires for the creative field. What is the best way to present my portfolio to them?
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    # February 22, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    "kankata" wrote:
    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
    # Simple Navigation

    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.

    Ab rocket

    Good tips here. I’m going to be re-designing my company’s portfolio soon, and I’ll go with these. I can already tell it’s going to look so much better.

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