“How to build a portfolio website” series a must read
I recently came across the portfolio site of journalist Emily Ingram, a senior news-editorial and advertising student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Over the summer she wrote a series of blog posts on how to get your own portfolio site up and running, and I would highly recommend it to everyone out there who has put their site on the back-burner. Even better, she makes it so easy that I think my parents could do it, so don’t be scared away from big topics like hosting, FTP, and SEO.
Here are the five posts covering everything from choosing your domain name to adding content to the site:
Week 1: Buy a domain and install WordPress
Week 2: Find a theme, install it and customize it
Week 3: Write first blog post and About page
Week 4: Put up your resume in HTML and PDF formats
Week 5: Add portfolio materials and install plugins
THEN, once you have your plugins working and material to post, move on over to Mindy McAdams’ series on how to fine-tune your multimedia content and post it on your site. These 15 (and counting) posts teach you everything you ever need to know about producing, compressing and uploading videos, audios and photos (and more!).
So there you have it – 20 blog posts to provide hand-holding advice to get your Website up and running strong. Today is the perfect day to spend some quality time on yourself, and here is the perfect motivation!
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