Chapter 7. Creating a Profile or Portfolio Site
Designing a winning online profile
Creating a multipage portfolio site
Customizing the portfolio banner graphic
Customizing the portfolio home page
Adding new template pages
Introduce yourself to the world with a profile or portfolio site. A Web site about yourself is a powerful tool that can help you land your dream job, attract high-profile clients, or even reconnect with long-lost friends and family.
Perhaps the biggest challenge to creating a profile or portfolio site is determining the best way to summarize your life experience, talents, and body of work:
If you're an artist, you can photograph your paintings or sculptures to create a visual portfolio of your work to display online.
If you're a consultant, you can develop a collection of case studies describing your success with previous clients or featuring your best designs.
If you're a writer, you can include a collection of published articles or showcase writing that hasn't been published anywhere else — after all, a Web site enables you to become your own publisher.
No matter what you do, you probably want to create a biography about yourself. Whether your bio is serious or silly, trying to sum up your own life in a few paragraphs is likely to be one of the most challenging things you will ever write (which is why I include a few tips for writing a great biography in the sidebar "Telling ...