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    Hello all,

    I am in college (18yo) and have come across the opportunity for some developing work once I leave. The work I would be doing will, for the main part, be C# and MySQL. I'm going to meet the person running the place In a few weeks to get some more info and I have been thinking about producing a portfolio of the work I have done so far. ( I have two big projects and few smaller ones I would like to show off)

    I don't know if they will be expecting a portfolio considering Im only 18 and just leaving college? ( Obviously this is new to me and Dev is actually my backup career as I am planning on going on to do something else, but this opportunity is great if anything were to stop my primary career getting started.)

    Anyway, I was thinking about presenting my portfolio via a website but I have only very basic HTML and CSS skills. If i were to use a template would this be looked down upon?
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    (Original post by Bern Herkins)
    Hello all,

    I am in college (18yo) and have come across the opportunity for some developing work once I leave. The work I would be doing will, for the main part, be C# and MySQL. I'm going to meet the person running the place In a few weeks to get some more info and I have been thinking about producing a portfolio of the work I have done so far. ( I have two big projects and few smaller ones I would like to show off)

    I don't know if they will be expecting a portfolio considering Im only 18 and just leaving college? ( Obviously this is new to me and Dev is actually my backup career as I am planning on going on to do something else, but this opportunity is great if anything were to stop my primary career getting started.)

    Anyway, I was thinking about presenting my portfolio via a website but I have only very basic HTML and CSS skills. If i were to use a template would this be looked down upon?
    I don't think they'l be bothered. Though the template might put him off a bit if hes looking for a dev with some web development skills which is pretty common. Just don't mention you used a template for the portfolio site unless he asks. You might want to work on this as a developer the lines between web dev and traditional development are becoming more blurred - devs need a working knowledge of web development imo.

    If hes technical don't be afraid to get technical / name the technologies Winforms/WPF/entity framework, ADO.NET etc you used. He'l then know you are serious and it might tick a few mental check-boxes.
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    (Original post by INTit)
    I don't think they'l be bothered. Though the template might put him off a bit if hes looking for a dev with some web development skills which is pretty common. Just don't mention you used a template for the portfolio site unless he asks. You might want to work on this as a developer the lines between web dev and traditional development are becoming more blurred - devs need a working knowledge of web development imo.

    If hes technical don't be afraid to get technical / name the technologies Winforms/WPF/entity framework, ADO.NET etc you used. He'l then know you are serious and it might tick a few mental check-boxes.
    Thanks for your opinion and advice
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    .NET isn't my area unfortunately, but I would look for a tool that allows importing portfolios and previewing them. Or perhaps an interface where the user can navigate through the various portfolios and export them into, for example, a PDF file. It should be fairly straightforward following the instructions without requiring much advanced knowledge in web applications development.

    I have already seen many examples of this on the internet. I imagine that some of the more simple ones involve installing an application, adding files, previewing and cycling through them and allowing the files to be downloaded.

    I have seen other instances where the website is more of a blog/article based, where the user can select a particular entry (perhaps through the title of the page), read through the summary and download the portfolio.
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    (Original post by Final Fantasy)
    .NET isn't my area unfortunately, but I would look for a tool that allows importing portfolios and previewing them. Or perhaps an interface where the user can navigate through the various portfolios and export them into, for example, a PDF file. It should be fairly straightforward following the instructions without requiring much advanced knowledge in web applications development.

    I have already seen many examples of this on the internet. I imagine that some of the more simple ones involve installing an application, adding files, previewing and cycling through them and allowing the files to be downloaded.

    I have seen other instances where the website is more of a blog/article based, where the user can select a particular entry (perhaps through the title of the page), read through the summary and download the portfolio.
    Ah okay, Ill have a look into that thanks
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    If I were you, I'd use a template!
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    Yeap, go for a pre-designed template supplied by http://www.templatemonster.com/moto-cms-3-templates.php . I used one of them to create my portfolio website. It was an easy process of setting my own website.
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    1. I personally just finished etting up my own portfolio with the help of one of this portfolio oriented website builders - http://www.webbuildersguide.com/webs...for-portfolio/. It seems to have all the options I need to ceate a powerful portfolio.
 
 
 
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