There are multiple methods for displaying a website project in your portfolio, with pros and cons to each. This is a very frequent question as far as I’ve seen. Many people are unhappy with flat screenshots, and want to show something more. So they wind up thinking about WordPress multi-site and other very complicated solutions — but there are easier ways to display your projects in web development portfolios.
Local development is the practice of using your local machine to develop websites or web applications. Didn’t know you could do that? Sure you can. A web server is basically a big, powerful computer — and you can install software and similar that can help you turn your local computer into a place where you can develop websites.
This is a post describing my workflow for creating a website from scratch. It’s not necessarily right, just descriptive of what I do. If you see any flaws or potential areas of improvement, please let me know. This is primarily relevant to personal projects, where I do exactly what I want regardless of what anyone else wants out of me. This is not likely to succeed in environments where you’re working on a team! Added — this isn’t really step-by-step. Sometimes I’ll go back to Photoshop after doing the colors in code to design some specific things. I definitely doodle […]
A list of things I did to change workflow from old crust to new shiny. Still learning! Maybe not that awesome but the time I’m saving here is pretty neat, for real!