Advanced Portfolio Techniques

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It’s easy to second guess yourself when you’re building your portfolio website, but if you’ve already built one or two and want to make your next one better, then this course is for you.

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Course Overview

01:52

1.Introduction
1 lesson, 01:52

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1.1
Course Overview
01:52

2.Site Structure
2 lessons, 05:26

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2.1
Why Single Page Sites Are a Bad Idea
03:03

2.2
Pages We Are Going to Cover
02:23

3.The Homepage
4 lessons, 29:22

3.1
What Your Homepage Should Accomplish
05:09

3.2
The Image Slider
03:42

3.3
Designing the Image Slider Promo
15:52

3.4
Social Sharing
04:39

4.Case Studies
5 lessons, 20:38

4.1
What is a Case Study?
02:32

4.2
How to Craft a Compelling Case Study
05:23

4.3
Writing a Case Study, Start to Finish
06:22

4.4
Presentation Counts
03:00

4.5
Positioning Your Case Studies For Maximum Impact
03:21

5.Client Testimonials
4 lessons, 21:19

5.1
Why Testimonials are Important
01:41

5.2
Strategies for Getting Amazing Testimonials
09:21

5.3
Turning a Client Feedback Survey into a Winning Testimonial
07:15

5.4
Where You Should Put Your Testimonials
03:02

6.Showcasing Your Work
2 lessons, 11:44

6.1
The Portfolio Page Structure
08:53

6.2
Sharing Your Work
02:51

7.Your Blog
3 lessons, 12:38

7.1
Why a Blog is Important to Your Site
03:15

7.2
Design & User Interface Tips
05:36

7.3
MIni-Blogrolls
03:47

8.The About Page
3 lessons, 12:37

8.1
How to Write a Compelling Bio
05:55

8.2
Writing my Bio, Start to Finish
04:22

8.3
Adding a Photo
02:20

9.Kick it Up a Notch With Video
6 lessons, 37:21

9.1
Homepage Welcome Videos
09:07

9.2
Video Case Studies
04:27

9.3
Video Testimonials
09:59

9.4
What You Will Need
02:43

9.5
Shooting Tips
04:41

9.6
Hosting Options
06:24

10.The Hard Sell
2 lessons, 05:55

10.1
The All-Important Call-to-Action
03:12

10.2
The Bigger (Better) Contact Form
02:43

11.Conclusion
1 lesson, 01:55

11.1
Final Thoughts
01:55


Preview for Advanced Portfolio Techniques
Lessons:
33
Length:
2.7 hours
Wes McDowell is the principal and lead designer at The Deep End design studio in Los Angeles. In addition to working with clients, he also co-hosts a popular podcast, called "The Deeply Graphic DesignCast," which covers all of the topics that are important to designers.
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