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    I need help in designing a portfolio page.

    Hi,

    I am working on a new version of my personal website, and I'm doing it as a table-less design. The site is at www.scottyearton.com and the new version can be seen at www.scottyearton.com/v2web . I need to put together a portfolio of my work for a job i'm applying for. you can see my current portfolio on the original version of the site, but it isn't very good. Can anyone give me any suggestions on how to put together a usable and attractive portfolio page, or point me to any really good ones i can learn from?

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    Here are some suggestions:

    1) On the main portfolio page, where the user chooses from logo/web design/etc, distinguish the different services a little more clearly. Instead of grouping everything together, you might try giving each service its own line and a more easy-to-scan title (bold, different color, etc).

    2) I looked on your web design portfolio page, and it is a bit overwhelming. I would make the icons a bit larger, and fit more of the webpage into the icon to give a better synopsis of that particular design. Also, put them all in living color instead of all black & white, and lose the rollover effect. Potential clients should be able to scan through these and click on the ones that interest them, instead of having to click on each one to even get a glimpse of it. Give each project its own line, and put the project title as a link to the right of it (maybe in bold) and a very brief project summary under the title. Give your users something pleasing and easy to read and scan through. Click here for a nice-looking format, although I would leave out the "Type" category that site uses, and instead of just showing the logo for each project, show a screen shot of that project's homepage.

    3) Don't put too many projects on one page. No more than 20.

    I hope this helps
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    Relying on JavaScript in your portfolio isn't a good idea. Your potential client just might test how accessible your pages are.
    <a href="url" onclick="return function()"><img></a> will work just as nice.
    I would also link the description text to the details page.

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    Thanks Synaesthesiac, I really like the looks of that example, and your comments are much appreciated.

    jorigami, i agree with you completely, the portfolio is a big reason I'm redesigning the site. I've learned a lot since I did that, and it desperately needs improving.


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