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07-20-2007, 02:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Purge View Post
Currently, I am looking for clients because I offer coding services. But I am a new coder around here and I don't have many works to show to them before they use one of my services. Would me coding my portfolio be enough to start off as an example of my coding to get some clients and post their work as an example in my folio?
If you can code something that looks cool as part of putting up your portfolio, that's definitely a good thing. Then adding some client work as you go along is also good (some clients won't let you use their application or reference it, so grab screen shots and fuzz out identifiable logo and phrases and post those along with good descriptions of the customer's need and how you exceeded it).

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If I have time tonight I also plan to blog specifically on #5; if I don't, it'll happen this weekend.
Waiting for a stupidly long ftp copy to finish, I got around to writing "Pricing is Marketing" on my blog at www.FreelanceLocalTech.com/blog. Seeing as how low you are valuing your HTML/CSS skills, you'll want to take a look at it.

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If you can code something that looks cool as part of putting up your portfolio, that's definitely a good thing. Then adding some client work as you go along is also good (some clients won't let you use their application or reference it, so grab screen shots and fuzz out identifiable logo and phrases and post those along with good descriptions of the customer's need and how you exceeded it).
I coded and Designed my portfolio, but it is not up yet, I am getting it up as fast as i can. I can design pretty well considering I have had lots of experience in the graphic design area. As for coding, I can get by and I am learning at a fast rate to the point where I can code most templates that clients hand to me. I am currently teaching myself some PHP because I know I will need to know it for the future if I Plan to start charging more and actually making a hobbie out of web coding and designing.

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Amf, this is my thread, I would enjoy it if you could move your article to your own thread.

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I actually want to know what types of opensource scripts I should create to kick off my portfolio and display.

Are you talking something like just a Secure MySQL Class, or are you talking something such as a Newsletter Management Script?

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I actually want to know what types of opensource scripts I should create to kick off my portfolio and display.

Are you talking something like just a Secure MySQL Class, or are you talking something such as a Newsletter Management Script?
I made a user registration and invite system as mine.

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Thanks, pretty helpful for me!

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Excellent article. I agree with it entirely. Any tips on getting/dealing with clients?

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Excellent article. I agree with it entirely. Any tips on getting/dealing with clients?
I have tips on project management that fall into dealing with clients here.

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Originally Posted by epixal View Post
I actually want to know what types of opensource scripts I should create to kick off my portfolio and display.

Are you talking something like just a Secure MySQL Class, or are you talking something such as a Newsletter Management Script?


Instead of trying to think up a new idea and hope it's impressive; it may be alot easier to simply innovate an old idea by making it more effective, smaller, and faster.

Just my 2 bits.

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Nice article, good job writing it

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