10 comments

  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    I'm a bit confused. How is Paul's site (http://paulstamatiou.com) a portfolio in any way? It's a (great) blog/personal site but not a portfolio. Saying it's your favorite portfolio on the internet kinda undermines the whole article…

    4 points
  • Alex GriendlingAlex Griendling, 9 years ago

    Strange that it talks about everything except the content of your portfolio.

    I always encourage people to show a range of work - it shows that you're capable of addressing multiple issues in a variety of ways, rather than settling on a similar solution for every project.

    3 points
  • Miles O'KeefeMiles O'Keefe, 9 years ago

    One mistake I see a lot of portfolio sites make, including the one this article lauds, is not actually showing your email address.

    Using a general contact form instead of a mailto: link is condescending and turns people away. It either means the owner thinks you could be a spammer, or is too busy to have your message appear in his/her inbox.

    Either way, level the playing field. Respect your visitors enough to let them contact your standard email address. Any half decent email provider (like gmail) will sort out 99% of the spam for you.

    3 points
    • Manik RatheeManik Rathee, 9 years ago

      While this may be best for some, it isn't for everybody. I get all of my work through Twitter now-a-days, and prefer that as my communication medium over e-mail.

      Not for everybody, but it works wonders for me.

      2 points
      • Miles O'KeefeMiles O'Keefe, 9 years ago

        If I was building a product still in stealth mode that I wanted to hire you to work on, and I didn't want a trace of it anywhere public like Twitter, how would I go about contacting you?

        DM works I guess but both users have to be following each other and that's often not the case.

        1 point
        • Manik RatheeManik Rathee, 9 years ago

          I have had plenty of people contact me publicly on twitter and simply say 'I have a project that I'd love to talk to you about, what's your e-mail' - and I happily provide it.

          I just prefer the initial contact through there.

          Bonus: People trying to contact me through there get a quick background through my bio.

          1 point
      • Miles O'KeefeMiles O'Keefe, 9 years ago

        But yes I agree, it isn't the best solution for everyone. I elaborated on my point here: http://blog.milesokeefe.com/post/56981311556/dont-use-contact-forms

        0 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 9 years ago

    Dribbble as a portfolio has been getting a lot of flak these days. sure, just posting a few shots without context makes no sense. but if you stage your shots right, Dribbble can make some pretty decent case studies with a lot less effort/time than starting from scratch.

    some examples Oykun's: http://dribbble.com/oykun/projects/86819-GCar Haraldur Thorleifsson: http://dribbble.com/haraldurthorleifsson/projects/122327-Economist-app-and-landing-page Kerem's: http://dribbble.com/kerem/projects/107144-Lovely

    2 points
  • [deleted] , 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    "Your portfolio is a reflection of your self"

    Should read…

    "Your portfolio is a reflection of your work"

    1 point