Creating An Online Portfolio: A Good Read Round-Up
Thorough research is the first and probably, the most important step you should take before building your personal portfolio website. Latest trends in design, best practices of effective portfolio building, news, tips and inspirational showcases - you should keep all these in mind while developing your project.
A well designed and simple-to-use portfolio is a must for a modern photographer, so once you decided to create your personal online photo gallery, put some time and effort into it to achieve the best results.
In this post we round up useful and interesting-to-read articles that might be helpful in your creative aspirations. You can also find 5 top class web design galleries to get inspiration from.
No matter whether you are a photographer, artist or web designer, this article on creating a successful online portfolio will be interesting to you. It features some basic principles of effective portfolio design, as well as some common mistakes in this area. The article is detailed and informative, great read for everyone who is building a personal web portfolio. Link to the article
With this tutorial you can learn how to create a clean layout for your online photo gallery. Link to the tutorial
In this post we overview eight trends in photography portfolio design we observed and identified while analyzing personal websites of well-known professional photographers. Link to the article
Elliot Jay Stocks, a world well-know web designer, covers the aspects of building a online portfolio site in two 30 minute screen-casts. He starts from key concepts that make a portfolio site and jumps to some HTML and CSS to show you how to build you portfolio and integrate it into a content management system. Link to the tutorial
Another great Smashing Magazine article written by well-known web designer Lee Munroe. It covers tips on designing a successful portfolio website and also a collection of beautiful personal portfolio websites for your inspiration. Link to the article
This tutorial breaks down each step of designing a portfolio site layout in Photoshop. If you are ready to get your hands dirty into some designer work, go on and use this informative tut as a guide. The resulting website fits web designer portfolio better than a photography website, nevertheless, basic design principles covered in this post will come in handy to create an online photo portfolio as well. Link to the tutorial
Get some insightful advice on creating a photography portfolio from Haje Jan Kamps, the founder of popular photography related resource Photocritic. How to present your portfolio, what images to select, how to deal with a commercial photography portfolio - all this you will find in this article. Link to the article
Get to know what makes a great portfolio site and learn from the best practices of portfolio website design. Be sure to read the article to keep abreast of modern design trends. Link to the article
Creating a personal photographer website is a rather challenging task. You might like to know some common principles of building an impressive portfolio and also traps to be wary of while creating your photo website. Link to the article
This is a really detailed tutorial on how to create a portfolio website in Flash CS3. Probably it is more useful when you are familiar with Flash, but even if you not, you may try yourself and create a simple Flash website from scratch. Clean and simple design you get at the end can work well for your flash photo website. Link to the tutorial
Web Design Galleries to Draw Inspiration From
1. The FWA
3. CSS Remix
4. CSS Mania
5. Pattern Tap