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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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    \$\begingroup\$ Showing off code and showing off art or design are very different. What specifically are you looking for examples of? \$\endgroup\$
    – Tetrad
    Nov 16, 2010 at 19:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ 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 \$\endgroup\$
    – zfedoran
    Nov 16, 2010 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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    – Spooks
    Mar 31, 2011 at 22:30
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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.

How to Make a Game Programming Demo Portfolio

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John D. Carmack's portfolio :D

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    \$\begingroup\$ Pretty sure the question was asking about the best way to show off things, not just showing off impressive lists. \$\endgroup\$
    – Tetrad
    Nov 16, 2010 at 19:58

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