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Professional Web Design, Vol. 1 by Smashing Magazine

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Portfolio Design Study: Design Patterns And Current Practices

Vitaly Friedman

Following the requests of our readers, we have carefully selected dozens of design and Web development agencies, analyzed their portfolio websites and identified popular design patterns. The main goal of the study was to provide freelancers and design agencies with useful pointers for designing their own portfolio.

We have brainstormed on the most important design issues and asked designers across the globe what decisions they often have to make when designing a portfolio website. We also asked designers what questions they would like answered or analyzed in our case study.

In the end, we came up with a bag of 40 solid portfolio-related questions ― sorted, grouped and ranked ...

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