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    Put Confidential Projects In Your Portfolio?

    I just finished a really awesome project, but its not for public its for a company's internal use.

    I think this project and few other (company-internal) projects I have made really show off my skills as a developer. Actually all my best work are projects like these.

    I would like to put these in my portfolio but how?

    Does anyone else face this?

    What do you recommend?

    Thanks
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    One thing you could do is take some screenshots and be careful to conceal or blur any private or confidential information. Then write a "case study" about the project, describing what you did for the company.

    Another option would be to setup a "demo" of the site or application on your server, with dummy data.

    I would suggest you get permission from your client in either case, just to avoid problems down the road.

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    beley gave you a good suggestion. If you have a bigger portfolio you might even do without this.

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    I'm working as the front end developer on very, very large scale project currently, along with other developers. The project I'm developing is confidential as well, but I was given permission to add it to my portfolio once it goes public, which is in June I believe, so I got out of the problem. I almost was floating on the same boat as you, though.

    Anyway, I'm just relating, as far as solutions, beley seems to have to have mentioned your best options.
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    thanks guys...

    I do have one question tho...how do I do a "case-study"...im sorry that may be a dumb question...but i've never done one before.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfasleeps View Post
    thanks guys...

    I do have one question tho...how do I do a "case-study"...im sorry that may be a dumb question...but i've never done one before.

    Thanks.
    A case study is just an explanation of the project, starting with the client's original idea followed all the way through to the final product/website.

    This usually involves a lot of text, using images and graphics to support the text where needed. So basically, you won't have to show the real thing - instead, you explain it with words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norebbo View Post
    A case study is just an explanation of the project, starting with the client's original idea followed all the way through to the final product/website.

    This usually involves a lot of text, using images and graphics to support the text where needed. So basically, you won't have to show the real thing - instead, you explain it with words.
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