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Top Things No One Wants To See In Your Portfolio 🎀

Top things no one wants to see in your portfolio πŸ‘‡

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Portfolios come in all shapes and sizes. There are no one-size-fits-all answers to creating the best presentation of your work.

Individual personality and creativity are part of what you want to show.

1. Everything you’ve ever done

It can be hard to resist the temptation to include everything you've ever worked on, from school projects right up to your latest work.

Try to include enough variety for the client to be able to form an impression, without it being too much to take in.

2. Your life story

Clients won’t be interested in knowing about where you went to primary, how many cities you've lived in, or where you go on holiday.

Too much information can come across as rambling and unprofessional.

It’s best to aim for a simple, genuine personal intro.

3. An overly complex or distracting layout

An elaborate and unusual layout can showoff creativity or coding skills, but it can also be bewildering and frustrating for potential clients with little time on their hands and no patience to work out how your portfolio is organized.

Often simpler is better, with the most important details easy to find.

Certainly don't make a potential client have to search for your email address or social links.

4. Only one type of work

Unless you specialize in a particular niche or are someone to whom clients come looking for a very specific work, you will probably have clients looking for different types

Aim to present a range of work of different stacks that you did in the past.

Potential clients may form the impression that you have a personal style that you impose on all projects and that

you don't have the versatility they need to develop something different.

5. Unresponsive content

It's a given that anyone working in the digital era needs to make sure their own portfolio site performs well and looks at the business on any device.

Clients are as likely to be looking at your work on a mobile phone as on a desktop.

There's no worse first impression than that caused by a sluggish site that fails to adjust to mobile or tablets.

Hope you find this useful.

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