Jonny MacEachern is web developer from Nova Scotia. He graduated college in Spring and is currently looking for a job that allows him to travel and work remotely. One of the biggest strengths of Jonny's portfolio is it's simplicity. It's one page of hand-coded HTML/CSS without using any CMS or frameworks, and puts a strong focus on his work.
As a web developer, your portfolio is an essential piece of your job application. It’s an opportunity to demonstrate a curated selection of your best pieces of work—or maybe your only work if you’re new! If done right, your portfolio will give you a huge advantage amongst a sea of applicants.
In these portfolio studies, you’re going to find out how the pros do it. I’m hand-picking the best web developer and web designer portfolios on the internet and breaking them down piece by piece, giving you ideas and inspiration for your portfolio site.
Your resume and cover letter are not what’s going to get you an interview.
Employers judge your initial application based on your the quality of your portfolio and online footprint.
Jekyll is a static site generator that’s perfect for GitHub hosted blogs. (it powers this blog!)
Jekyll Now makes it easier to create a Jekyll blog, by eliminating a lot of the up front setup.
Bashstrap is a quick way to spruce up OSX terminal. It cuts out the fluff, adds in timesaving features, and provides a solid foundation for customizing your terminal style.
Here are my non-comprehensive notes from Day 1 of Lean UX NYC conference. The notes are on things that I want to remember, but could be useful to others.
I’ve read every Product Management thread on Quora. Here are my favorites…
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