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Discussion on: How to have a professional online appearance

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Jon Randy • Edited

A portfolio site, whilst pretty, gives no real indication of how skilful and competent someone is. It's carefully curated to show the developer at their purported best - you get no real idea of how long any of the sample work took, whether it was copy pasted from somewhere else, etc.

It gives an idea of the final results, but no real idea how they got to those results - which is what is going to be important when they're doing work for you.

I want to get a good idea of HOW they build stuff, their thought processes and methods - warts and all... a glossy promo simply doesn't give you that