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Website development portfolio

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by Cromulent, Dec 3, 2019 at 12:30 AM.

  1. Cromulent

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 1, 2007

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    Location: England

    I'm looking to build a portfolio so I can show off to clients but because I am primarily a backend developer it is a bit tricky to make flashy graphics and nice looking styles.

    What would you do in this instance? Just show off some tech demos or something else?
     
  2. mrbell1984

    Capodecina

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    A template either get someone to customise one for you or download a free one.
     
  3. Hades

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

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    Location: Pizza Express, Woking

    Who are the clients? Are they actual end users or front end developers?
     
  4. Cromulent

    Mobster

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    Mainly businesses looking to hire a full time backend developer.
     
  5. balanceballs

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 26, 2011

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    As above get a template of some sort but link to and talk about your backend skills. Anyone who knows what they're hiring won't be bothered about the design as much as your experience.
     
  6. mrbell1984

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    Or you don’t make a website you just show them live rather than a portfolio?
     
  7. Cromulent

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    That was what I originally meant by a portfolio. Sorry for any confusion. I'll get something set up in the next couple of weeks as I have some spare time at the moment.
     
  8. mrbell1984

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    oh right so you haven't even designed any sites then that use your back end? (excuse the terminology) lol
     
  9. Cromulent

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    Yes I have but none of them are public code so I can't really show anything off. I built a blogging platform but tended to use Bootstrap for the frontend which is a bit of a cop out. I have one project planned which I want to use to set up a business but if it doesn't work out I'm just going to open source the whole thing and put it on my public GitLab.

    I really want to refresh my knowledge of CSS since CSS Grid and CSS Flexbox are now fairly well supported. Basically I want to start again from scratch and see how it goes. I've learnt a lot from my previous projects so starting from scratch will result in a cleaner code base and will hopefully show off some of my skills a bit better.