Last Updated January 2 2023
I looked at a bunch of different portfolio websites and here’s what my biggest conclusion: a web design or web developer portfolio should show, not tell.
A good online portfolio gets out of the way and showcases the work. Are you a great WordPress developer? Show your best WordPress sites on your homepage. Do you have great development skills? Link to your GitHub. Are you looking for clients? Put testimonials front and center. Show your potential employers and potential clients— don’t just tell them.
The best web developer portfolios get specific about their skillset. If you’re a front end developer get specific about your work with animations and frameworks like Bootstrap. If you’re a back end software developer, share your skills in the latest technologies.
It can also be helpful to share your own personal projects on your own portfolio— personal projects are a chance to showcase the work you hope to do.
Náyade is a web designer and front end developer that works out of an island called Lanzarote. Her Squarespace portfolio features screenshots of projects where she has done design, development and occasionally, logo design for. She also includes links to her social media.
James is a Ruby on Rails web developer with over 10 years of experience in the field. He focuses on simplicity and user friendly ideas that provide functionality in a company website.
Akasha Michelle is a developer and UX designer located in South Dakota. She includes links to GitHub, Dribble, Vimeo and social media. She also has a blog and an eye catching color scheme on her portfolio!
Michael is web developer based in Toronto that designs and develops websites with Statamic, Tailwind and Netlify.
Sonja is a freelance web developer and comic creator. She helps take websites to a new level that is both visually appealing as well as well written.
Devon lives in Pennsylvania as a web developer. He works specifically with Squarespace— so he helps companies and startups take a Squarespace template to the next level. His portfolio includes clean, minimal animations.
Kate Gilbert is a designer, illustrator and photographer located in Los Angeles. She has a specific connection to branding and font selection, but combines and applies all of her skills to each project.
Daniel Teeny is a designer with a reputation for excellence located in California. He works on website design, branding, logos, photography and more.
Josh’s has a front end developer portfolio that showcases his works with Squarespace and Shopify templates. He also offers service in marketing automation and SEO.
Alan Sherman is the designer and marketer behind Sherman Website Design. Several years of experience have encouraged professional growth in the ever changing technology world, always learning something new.
Currently working out of Los Angeles, this software engineer and web developer works with iOs and Mac. His love of science led him to discover a passion in program development.
Lyn has more than 10 years of experience as a professional web developer. Her portfolio site also includes examples of graphic design and typography. She works with startups and companies and is an advocate for people of color and diversity in tech.
Jessica Ruiters is located in Toronto. Years ago she started as an Art Director and during that time discovered her passion in web design. She works as a user experience designer, web designer and graphic designer.
Jonathan was a member of the Marine Corps before he became a web developer. He studied at Yale University and offers simplicity in his ideas and designs.
Josh is a web developer and designer that works primarily in Squarespace. I like his design portfolio— it has an eye-catching color scheme. He also has some great tutorials.
Kevin is a designer and developer located in Arkansas. His work with popular companies such as Home Depot and Mercedes have been recognized with honors more than once.
Kani Leung was born in Hong Kong and moved to New York to obtain her college education. She is now a successful project manager and web developer with her own studio. She creates simple and elegant web designs.
Erin Dawson fell in love with the art of web development many years ago. The combination of logical science and the arts caught her attention and she looks forward to new and exciting projects.
Leilani is a web developer currently working from Seattle and perfecting her UX skills. Every design decision she makes within a project are a reflection of user feedback.
Sam Bohon offers a little bit of everything including web development, marketing, design and administrative. His process is organized and his creativity is explorative creating unique websites and more.
Laura Hines is a designer and developer that earned her degree from Flatiron School in New York. Her designs are sleek, provide problem solving, and create a unique experience using code.
Creating speedy and attractive websites are top priorities for Joe Stanford when working on new projects. He also teaches the client how to easily manage their own website, graphic design and advertising assistance.