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Why should you build a portfolio?

If you are a web developer and you don't have a portfolio... join the club! Many of us don't have portfolio websites. In this post I will try to convince you on why you should build a (kickass) portfolio -

Street cred

Street cred
There is nothing that gives you more street cred that the fact that you can walk to talk. Knowing web development is not enough! You should be willing to do (web development)

Creativity

Creativity
When are we building something on our own (especially something like a portfolio) we can open are creative wings fully! The sky is the limit for what we want to have on the site. You want a purple background with blue text? You can do it! You want an image without alternative text? Be my guest!

Enhanced learning

Enhanced learning
I personally believe that the best way to learn development is to actually get going with a project. Hands on experience is irreplaceable for us developers. So, the portfolio can be a nice way for you to pick up new technologies. If you want to learn next.js, try building a portfolio website with it! I promise you that the learnings will be immaculate.

Exposure

Exposure
Personal projects such as portfolios are viewed in brighter light when it comes to hiring and contracting. Building a portfolio may open doors to more business or better job offers!

Beyond all these reasons, I think that building a portfolio is a nice way for us full-time developers to rekindle our love for building things from scratch.

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MrakCw

Okay, portfolio, forgotten. 💨
This is already question 10 📝
Maybe someone does not need it at all 🙅‍♂️
But you definitely need to have at least just a cover page with contacts you need ⚠✅