Web Design Portfolio Projects
What makes a Web portfolio effective - Readers share their stories of…
About.com readers explain what is most important in creating an online portfolio. These are the tips for creating a portfolio that will get you your next job and impress your future clients.
Book Review - Web Design Portfolio Project
Book reviews are fairly easy to write, but can provide some good details for your Web portfolio. Book reviews show that you know how to design, how to use specialized HTML tags (quotes and lists), and how to use ecommerce. Plus, to write online book reviews you have to know how to write for the Web, which is different than writing for print.
A Page for Your Pet - Web Design Portfolio Project
Pets make great fodder for Web pages because we love them so much and they are fun. It's often easier to create a Web page for your pet than for yourself because there is less riding on it emotionally. Your dog will still love you even if you post that picture of him wearing the silly costume. Creating a Web page or site for your pet can be a nice addition to your portfolio.
Annual Report - Web Design Portfolio Project
Create an annual report for your freelance business or for a fictional company.
Restaurant Home Page - Web Design Portfolio Project
Many restaurants want a website to attract customers and market the restaurant. Design the front page for a restaurant for a portfolio project. Choose a restaurant that you love or that has a website that you think doesn't do as well as it could. You could also approach a local business to see if they'd let you create their website.
Three Column Information Page - Web Design Portfolio Project
Three column websites are very popular with many clients because they provide a great way to get multiple streams of information high on the page and above the fold. By creating a 3-column information page for your portfolio, you show that you can create a great page in a format that they will like.
Sell a Product - Web Design Portfolio Project
Many people want to use Web pages to sell things. So creating a Web page that is meant to sell a product is a great use of your skills. This portfolio project asks you to create a Web page to sell something. It doesn't matter what, just so long as the page markets the product for sale and provides a way to buy it.
Contact Us Form - Web Design Portfolio Project
Nearly every website needs a contact us form, so creating one is a great portfolio project. The benefit of this project is that it allows you to showcase both your design skills in creating an online form and your programming skills if you write the form program yourself.
Online Web Portfolio - Web Design Portfolio Project
A great project you can use for your Web portfolio is the online portfolio itself. While most designers don't include the portfolio as a piece in their portfolio, the design, usability, layout, and so on will be seen by potential clients. So you should consider this a production piece just as important as any piece selected to be in it.
Great 404 Pages
See what people do to make interesting 404 pages. 404 pages don't have to be boring, they can provide great information or just fun for your readers.
Custom 404 Page - Web Design Portfolio Project
404 pages or not found pages are important for websites because they provide information to customers about the page they were looking for. They can also provide help to the lost customer so that they stick on the site longer than they might otherwise have. What do you think is important on a 404 page and how would you design a custom 404 page for a website? This Web design portfolio project can show off both design and programming skills.