I love how some of my posts from 2007 still generate regular comments, such as this question today about software for creating a portfolio.
First, if you’re wondering why you need a portfolio, read Tom Kuhlmann’s explanation.
If you’re trying to plan or create a portfolio, check out April Hayman’s very thorough series on creating an instructional design portfolio:
April’s CMS post only addresses WordPress and Joomla. Those are both good choices (my portfolio was built in WordPress), but there are many more out there. (Update 2/28/12: My original portfolio was a single page in my blog, which is archived here. My current portfolio is on my business website. Both are built in WordPress but with a different format if you are interested in the comparison.)
- Helen Barrett has created her portfolio in many tools so you can compare the options.
- Michelle Martin’s Guide to Using Free Tools to Create an Online Portfolio is from 2008, so some of the links no longer work, but the strategies are still good.
- I haven’t tried Google Sites myself, but it’s come up in several conversations I’ve read about portfolio options. Templates and instructions for using Sites for a portfolio are available. You may also find these step-by-step instructions useful.
- Update: Wikispaces was mentioned in the comments; that’s another solid tool for a portfolio.
Do you have a favorite tool for creating portfolios or a resource I’ve missed?
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