My thoughts on how to make a portfolio site stand out(

almost 5 years ago from Nelson Abalos Jr, Customer Success Specialist @ Webflow

  • Ariel VerberAriel Verber, almost 5 years ago

    found myself disagreeing with many of your comments.

    • the fact that 'we have a very short time to grab the attention or the person browsing our website' is not always correct. for example, sometimes a portfolio is a way to present your best works to a potential client, and help seal the deal. they will probably spend a while in your website.

    • for the same reason - the story is not necessarily the most important thing. the audience could be people who know me, someone i met during a meetup and chatted with me, an old friend, etc...

    • too much text in the homepage could be a distraction from the works.

    • you've mentioned the fact that a headshot is needed - it reaaaally depends. sometimes it's not very good for branding. example - you're a super talented 15 years old.

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    • Nelson Abalos JrNelson Abalos Jr, almost 5 years ago

      thanks for watching and for your valid points.

      I totally understand that you need to make a great first impression within the first 6 seconds of loading a site, hence why I mention that your story should be crunched down to 1 to 2 sentences:

      Also, if you're a super talented 15 year old, why not show who you are? It's amazing if you're that skilled at such a young age. It's like seeing a super skilled girl skater who is 10 years old and is already winning competitions but yet she hides her face with a mask.

      In my honest opinion, celebrate who you are. Who you are is what makes you unique and different. Use that to your advantage to stand out :)

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