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I am trying to put together a website/portfolio and it would be great to see what others have done.

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Showing off code and showing off art or design are very different. What specifically are you looking for examples of? –  Tetrad Nov 16 '10 at 19:58
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I disagree, even something that is not typically a visual, such as AI, can be shown in a way that is pleasing to the eye. Example: processing.org/learning/topics/flocking.html –  arriu Nov 16 '10 at 23:01

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The first thing I'd do is read "Your Portfolio Repels Jobs" by John Jones. He covers what he looks for in a portfolio, and how to ensure people actually get to the content you want them to see. Check it out here => Your Portfolio repels jobs

Don't scrimp on your design. Do. Not. If web dev isn't your thing, jump on wordpress and get a nice magazine theme. It really makes a difference. Google is your best friend here, and no - you don't have to fork out for premium themes to make an impact :)

Here's some examples to get you started - Top 14 Free Wordpress themes 2010 - wpbloghost dot net/free-wordpress-magazine-themes

Rick Pierce's portfolio is what you should aim for. Do not aim lower!

I'm also a massive fan of Pior Oberson's CV (pioroberson dot com). It was good enough to get him a job at Blizzard, so he's done something right.

I hope that helps! It certainly helped me get my foot in the door as a 3D artist.

N.B. Sorry about the spelled-out hyperlinks; new users aren't allowed to post more than one

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I personally did not like Rick Pierce site at all, not sure why, maybe its more artsy then im used to? –  Spooks Mar 31 '11 at 22:30

Here are some interesting ones I found on google:

http://www.rickpierce.info/

http://gtproductions.net/

http://kermdinger.com/?page_id=3

http://bytegrove.com/?cat=1

http://jdmunro.net/

http://www.mutualdestruction.net/

http://6.slippyd.com/work/portfolio

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I would downvote for "I googled this for you" but upvote for a decent list... so, +0! :-P –  Ricket Nov 16 '10 at 21:37
    
Haha, well it took me a while to find those. There are a lot of programmers committing web design crimes on the internet. –  arriu Nov 16 '10 at 22:57
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I'd kind of like to see these broken out so we can vote on them individually. –  Steve S Nov 16 '10 at 23:30
    
mutualdestruction.net is a good example in my opinion. The site itself isn't anything fancy (which is fine; it stays out of my way), but they guy plainly shows the sorts of things he has done, there is some variation in the projects (e.g. they aren't all FPS games), and he provides evidence that he can get things done both by himself and on a team. –  Steve S Nov 16 '10 at 23:34
    
I agree with Steve, it would be nice to have these separate. –  arriu Nov 17 '10 at 0:07

Even though not exactly an example, this discusses some DOs and DONTs of demo reels and portfolios for programming positions. It also discusses a few examples of existing portfolios and what was good about them and what wasn't.

http://www.gamecareerguide.com/features/655/how_to_make_a_game_programming_.php

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Although it's a bit short, I'm partial to Sparky's portfolio: http://vacuumflowers.com/

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John D. Carmack's portfolio :D

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Pretty sure the question was asking about the best way to show off things, not just showing off impressive lists. –  Tetrad Nov 16 '10 at 19:58

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