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Web Design Developing your online portfolio
This page is part of the Web Design project.

Developing your own online portfolio may be one of the most useful projects you'll undertake while learning Web Design. Even though you'll be your own client for this project, you won't be the target user audience, so we'll carry out a full design specification as per normal!

Competitive Analysis

The fun part is seeing how other people in web-design are setting up their own portfolios! It's a great way to get ideas and find something that you like! (In fact, when designing any site it's always a good idea to see what your competitors are doing!)

The following lists have been collated on the fly to look at. Feel free to edit the following lists of WebDesign sites - just try to limit each grouping to 20-or-so sites.


Websites of Individual Web Designers

  • 456BereaStreet - Roger Johansson
  • MezzoBlue - Dave Shea
  • - Prasanna Chetty's Blog - PC
  • Stop Design - Douglas Bowman
  • Zeldman- Jeffery Zeldman
  • MikeIndustries - Designed for simplicity and beauty with only three links from the landing page (Blog, Portfolio, About... what else would you want?)
  • Redwolf - A simple, yet graphically appealing site, catches your attention with its large image on the main page. The only downside to this site, is that the menu at the top is extremely small, and can be difficult for people when navigating.
  • Dey Alexander - Dey's personal online presence as a User Experience Design Specialist. Excellent example of a personal site that will get you a job! (Of course, you need Dey's experience too!)
  • Asterix - Keith Robinson's Web Design site with a focus on IA.

Websites of small Web Design firms

  • Zipsite - Web Design, Project Development, Grahics and Branding
  • MaxDesign - Web Design and Graphic Design. Lots of extras!
  • Design Insite - A nice simple first page, but changes to a more complex and completely differnet format.
  • KovaiCity - Web Design and Web Site promotion.
  • Singer Design - A nice web site for this company in North Sydney.
  • Delonge Design - A small design company on the Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Glass Onion - A company in Darlinghurst they highlight the importance of web standards and benefits of which the standards mean to their customers.
  • Design Junction - A more advanced example, dealing with a small web/graphic design team based in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Bullie Graphics - Custom Web Site Design for small businesses, providing professional and affordable website design based in Sydney, Australia.
  • BlackMax Media - Boutique design agency in Sydney specialising in W3C compliance and search engine optimisation.
  • Gazal/is - Provides professional web/graphic design to business. Web site is well structured both for users and search engines.


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