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I currently don't have any portfolio and by seeing your thread I am very much interested in making one.
I had thought of making a portfolio previously but I stopped because I am a developer and I haven't designed anything and dont know what to put there
I have worked on 7-8 projects in my two and half years as a Ruby on Rails & Javascript Developer. It was not a freelance job I worked for the companies and they had provided me the oppertunity to work on it. So I get confussed what to put there and how to design things.
Can you advice me on this please.

 

Awesome -- here's a post on portfolios, here's one on design! I would maybe just put any personal projects on there!

 

thanks.. i will surely take a look and make my own and again ask you for review if thats okay.

 

My advice?

Start small. :)

Name 20 nouns, 20 adjectives, 20 verbs that you want to communicate to visitors.

This might give you a hint or two about, color palette, typography and over-all feel & design.

Take a day and look over them. Look at other portfolio sites on this thread! Look for stuff that catches your eye on codepen.io, even! Search for portfolio, for example.


Then for content

Do 4 simple single word menu items.

Home | projects | lessons | CV | contact

Easy-peasy!

Take a screenshot of your 8 projects... (hmm 8 cards 🤔... I see a nice, tidy grid in your future :) ).

Don't get overwhelmed and overdo it. Just keep it simple...

for "lessons" do 5 sentences on smth you learned last week that's been on your mind.

Do one entry a day---Boom~!

CV is a link to a .pdf

&

Contact is what I click on to hire you! :) . --Look at what others you admire have on their "about" section.

Again, don't get overwhelmed & perfectionist about it.

Just do one bit at a time & promise yourself you'll post your progress on DEV.to for example! :)

k... I see I've written a novel.

Good Luck!

 

thanks for the information I will try to make my own by implemnting the advice.

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