When you are looking for a job, either an internship or full time opportunity, you need to sell ourselves out to future employers. In addition to submit resume, look for connections, what can you do to catch their eye, impress them and make you different from other job candidates?
Online portfolio is a fantastic way to showcase your skills, experience, projects and you’re your interests.
Things you need to create online portfolio:
- Prepare your work or showcase
- Find a good website builder
- Be creative and also keep your online portfolio professional and simple
There are a few of online website builders that provide the basic features to build a free website, such as WordPress, Wix.com, web.com, eHost.com, weebly, Squarespace etc. Most beginners don’t want to spend too much time learning new skills. All these tools allow you to create websites without learning to code.
Here I only pick two website builders to give you a brief view and intro of using them. WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world. Compare to WordPress, Wix is new but also a popular web builder.
WordPress & Wix
Free Site Basics:
|Domain & Hosting||Provide free hosting and domain: username.wixsite.com/sitename/page-url||The site address will use a WordPress.com subdomain (sitename.wordpress.com)|
|Theme||Access to extensive collection of images, clip arts and icons||Access to a wide range of professional theme templates|
|Storage||500MB of storage and up to 500MB bandwidth.||3GB Storage Space|
|SEO||Easily set up SEO for page title, page description, keywords in the design console||Need to install Jetpack which is a plugin that includes SEO, spam protection, etc|
Ease of Use
I personally impressed how Wix is easy to use. Users don’t need to spend much time to learn the platform. The user interface is more friendly and interactive.
Design and Layout
WordPress has a much larger range of themes and design layouts than Wix. WordPress users can also switch themes or customize them as much as they want without any restrictions.
Plugins and Apps
WordPress has a powerful library with 49,285 plugins and apps. Compare to WordPress, Wix provides limited choices. But Wix is also growing their plugins library. You are probably don’t need a plugin for the first website.
Each webs builder has their pros and cons, I will suggest you to explore and try out to see which one would be the best for you.
Good luck on creating your own portfolio!