“How to build a portfolio website” series a must read

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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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  • http://www.richardcornish.com Rich

    For the Web designers in the crowd, Elliot Jay Stocks’ portfolio series on Think Vitamin gets you thinking critically about the purpose of a portfolio and the nature of self promotion.

    See part one and part two

    And for the aspiring Django kids, Wilson Miner’s post on creating a portfolio in Django has always been one of my favorites.

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  • Michelle

    Thanks for this post. What a great series. Just the motivation I need to get rolling on my portfolio! :-)

  • http://www.azstarnet.com/catcards2009/ Kori Rumore

    You read my mind, Tracy! This is something I need to get going. Thanks for the reminder. :)

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