Some days I visit other websites of young professional only to drool over their work and daydream about having my own site that looks just as fabulous... In the back of my head, I know that I need to create a new site. Mostly because my current site has just become an embarrassment. I thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever created up until that point, but I've learned and have grown so much while working at PH. (I would link to my old flash site, and realized that maybe I should have taken a screen shot before it went away, but alas...it's now just another boring WordPress Theme.) I'm really interested in learning how to theme a blog (as stated a million times on this blog!) and so now is my chance to take the plunge. My brother told me about Firebug, which allows users to look and edit HTML and CSS in real time. It's pretty neat. It's also helpful for newby's because I can go to other sites and get clues on coding! Yay for me! These are some portfolio sites that I really admire. Most are very clean and simple and direct. Everything that a portfolio should be (in my opinion.) Sarah Mick This site is my favorite. I like the white background. I'm toying with whether or not I want a white background, a pattern or a color. Who really knows. But I love her color pallet and use of typography. The only thing I DO know is that my color pallet with be full of yellows and grays (surprise surprise!). I also like the scrolling feature...might have to figure that one out. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Jessica Hische Not only is all of her work...AMAZING...but I also really dig the design of the site. The navigation is very clean and legible. Each design project is listed separately and you can hit a "next" button to keep going through all of the projects. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Strange Native This site has the same formatting principles, but applies a completely different look with color. And makes me go back to my question of a background. This site also uses one image at a time that you have to scroll through. I like the idea of seeing all images at once, but know that sometimes the scrolling back up is more than our little fingers are down for. Hopefully in the next few months and I can start teaching myself some of this stuff to create a portfolio that is perfect just for me.

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