In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about portfolios - best practices, organization, and how to use what people are looking for to stand out in the right ways.
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3:21 - Include screenshots (or don't). Often clients can ruin a site after you hand it off.
6:19 - Include list of technologies used
7:25 - Include list of problems solved
7:48 - Use company logos (if allowed)
9:13 - Show mockups on modern laptops/phones
10:04 - Show your work (mockups, sketches, layouts, etc.)
11:39 - Keep it updated
12:10 - You don't need a million examples — max out somewhere around five. People just need a few quick examples of the type of stuff you work on.
14:11 - What about using side projects and tutorials?
16:28 - Dribbble, Github and Instagram are all valid portfolio options as well — often that is the first place people look. Don't ignore these.
- A hot stuff profile on any of these will make you more hireable. Make sure it's creative and looks nice.