Portfolio websites are among the simplest websites to create, and it's even easier with Zyro! In this article, you will learn the basics of building a portfolio website 👩🏻🎨
As mentioned in the video above, a professional portfolio should have three key pages:
Projects, to showcase your work
About, to tell your story
Contacts, to let people easily reach you
Besides the above-mentioned, you can also add more pages, for example, a blog to write about your insights or experiences.
In short, to create a portfolio, follow these steps:
1. Choose a website template
To begin with, you need to choose a website template. There are plenty of options:
Use a pre-designed website template and personalize it to reflect yourself
You can pick from a variety of website template categories: Portfolio, Resume, Fashion, Photography, etc.
You can even pick a template from a less relevant category, e.g., eCommerce, as all templates are easily customizable
Use a blank template and build your portfolio from scratch
2. Figure out the structure of your portfolio
Basically, a website consists of pages that consist of sections that include specific elements:
Once you've selected a website template for your portfolio, check the following:
How many pages are in the website template? Would you like to add or remove any pages? To add, remove, or hide website pages from the website menu, refer to this guide: How to manage the navigation menu of a website?
What sections do the pages consist of? Would you like to add, remove or edit any sections? For more information, take a look here: What are website sections?
What website elements are there? Would you like to add, remove, or edit any elements? To learn more, refer here: What are website elements?
3. Customize the website pages
Once you've decided on your website's structure, focus on perfecting the three main pages of your portfolio.
Presentation of your projects is the core of your portfolio. Depending on how much work and examples you want to share, you may:
Show all your work on a single page:
Show individual projects on dedicated pages:
Show individual projects on dedicated pages and then put all those pages in a dropdown menu:
The about page is your short bio. To keep the information neat, you may introduce yourself by splitting it into sections, for example:
Add a text section and write a paragraph or two about who or what you are
Insert a section for images, gallery, or Instagram feed, and show some visuals of yourself or your work
Share an inspirational quote, or a list of your favorite readings, music, or destinations
Add links to your social media
Keep the contact page short and sweet since its purpose is only informative. You can add such elements as:
4. Publish it!
Once your portfolio is ready, publish it and get ready for online success! 🚀