In this series: I'll cover the reasons why I build my portfolio without using a CMS, show my progress of troubleshooting, working through the mess and what I learn in between. The portfolio is in the making.
The purpose of the series: to record my process, visualize my progress for a future improvement, keep myself accountable and connect with you who may have the same journey.
Mar 04, 2021
Last episode, I started editing the projects content. Fast forward, a couple of weeks later...I finished all of the nine projects, including the About page, and dove into WooCommerce and PayPal setting a bit on WordPress--telling you, that world is quite messy!
Here's the Project page that you can start browsing: (https://www.gifttanakan.com/projects.php)
There are nine projects in total. Each has its own page and some are linked together.
Now here's the thing. I don't know which one is better between putting the project description at the top of the page then, following with the pictures or the reverse?
Here's the About page that you can give some critique about my services ;) (https://www.gifttanakan.com/about.php)
Shoot me a message or comment below if you see anything strange or wonky on your screen device. I worked hard on the responsive design on this one, so it'd better be neat in all views.
Copywriting to sell ourselves as a product is hard - I admitted it. I struggled when thinking about what to say, what questions a user may have, how to help them discover what they want, how to make messages succinct and fluff-free, and what call-to-action I should add in. Lots of thinking here.
- I style Services section with a darker background, so it draws a user's attention.
- I make highlighted bullet points for each service, which makes it easy skim through each one.
- I keep the description very concise and straight-forward
- I include the Expectation section to build a good understanding and set the right expectation towards potential clients
- I make the Expectation section less prominent by styling it the opposite way of the Services section.
- I add call-to-action links at the bottom of the page to direct users to the pages I want.
My next move...?
Add two wireframing projects
Add two WordPress projects Edit content in each project Link stuff together Write copy for my About page
- Determine what to do with the Contact page (I'm leaning towards reusing the form I made in my school final project.)
Gallery in project page?YES and DONE!
- Ask people for testimonials (started, one seems promising)
- Finish that WP E-commerce (Still on it)
Question for today:
What content will you put on your About page and why?