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.
More Resources (including a free course!)
- My post on 30+ ideas for portfolio samples can give you some inspiration if you need to create new artifacts.
- Kristin Anthony offers a free course on building a job-winning portfolio.
- 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.
- Wikispaces was mentioned in the comments; that’s another solid tool for a portfolio.
- I have seen people use Wix or Squarespace. I find those sites generally limiting and unprofessional, plus it can be challenging to post real samples.
Do you have a favorite tool for creating portfolios or a resource I’ve missed?