Example Site Wednesday: Bill Greenwood

Today we would like to use our example site to show how a website can be used to put your best foot forward.  Bill Greenwood put together a simple, clean and easy to navigate website that displays his abilities, past work and feedback from satisfied customers. Take a look for yourself:

 

Looking to create your own personal portfolio website? Here’re a few tips to help you get started:

  1. Brand yourself — it is important for any organization to create a strong brand image. For a portfolio website, this can be achieved by clearly displaying your name. In this example,  Bill used his name as the website’s title and his picture as his logo.  If you have a tagline that describes your philosophy, it is also a good idea to add this to your portfolio page to give more depth and personality to the website.
  2. Display your portfolio — People that come to your portfolio site are most interested in what you have to offer. Proudly display your previous work. Make sure to use high-quality images that can be easily accessible. Don’t require visitors to register in order to see your images if you are looking for new clients, as required registration can be a deterrent.  You can always utilize the Photo Gallery app to make the creation and displaying of your portfolio a simple task.
  3. Showcase services — If you specialize in several areas, say so! . Don’t make the assumption that visitors will be able to figure out what you offer from images alone.  Provide a clear list of all available services on your site’s homepage.
  4. About me — Don’t leave out this vital section. People want to work with someone who they feel is approachable. Utilize this section of your website to provide background information on what makes you unique.  Some ideas for what you can put on this page include:
    1. Share how you grew up and how this influenced the person that you are today.
    2. Do you have a unique outlook/approach to how you work?
    3. Do you have any awards & recognitions? Show them off. Don’t hesitate to display how good you are.
  5. Contact — After putting a lot of work into your website, don’t forget to provide visitors with an easy way to reach you. One way to achieve this is by installing the ContactMe app to your website.

Do you have a portfolio website that meets these criteria? Leave a link below and you never know…next week we could be showcasing your site!

Until next time,

Happy Site Building.

About the Author: Irina Kabigting is Webs’ Social Media Marketing Manager. Get more from Irina on Webs’ Blog and Google+.

24 Responses

  1. Reply
    tom09-10@hotmail.de
    Oct 19, 2011 - 02:53 PM

    Please can you also visit my websites: freewebs.com/republiccommandobestevercheats & battlefront2cheats.webs.com & war-hammer.webs.com

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    James :)
    Oct 19, 2011 - 05:15 PM

    Great Example Website! 🙂

    It’s nice to see an example of his work right on the homepage so straight away you can see an example of the retouching photo work he does.
    What also works well is the Contact information on the homepage for easy accessibility, so the visitor can contact him straight away.
    The Recent Photos widget in the sidebar easily shows off his latest work well 🙂

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      the Webs Team
      Oct 19, 2011 - 06:21 PM

      @James: Well said!

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    Tickt
    Oct 19, 2011 - 05:57 PM

    Ok… http://www.tickt.tk Simply meant elegant

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    Exclusive Giveaways
    Oct 20, 2011 - 12:42 AM

    Please feature Exclusive Giveaways (http://www.exclusivegiveaways.webs.com/) for next week’s Example Wednesday Site.

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    Farrukh
    Oct 20, 2011 - 02:26 AM

    As always it’s a pretty neat website.I love the simplicity of all the websites featured on webs bl.og

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    Jess Weagle
    Oct 20, 2011 - 08:01 AM

    I just love how this site is very clean and simple. It is very easy on the eyes and you can find you way around. Great job!

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    albert mades
    Oct 20, 2011 - 08:30 AM

    This is my portfolio website link: http://madesalbert.webs.com/ that meets the criteria mentioned above.

    Thanks.

    Site Manager,

    Mades Albert

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    wes
    Oct 20, 2011 - 03:33 PM

    Awesome website! Very Well Done…

    We have a cool gaming website, would love to be in the spotlight on webs!

    Must say Webs is very AWESOME!

    Wes.

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    wes
    Oct 20, 2011 - 03:33 PM
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    Bil Greenwood
    Oct 21, 2011 - 10:11 AM

    I never knew this was even featured. Thanks for all the great comments.

    Regards

    Bill

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    Edwin Vasquez
    Oct 21, 2011 - 11:33 AM

    Very clear, simple and easy to follow. Everyone has to explore this site.

    Great job!

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    OurSpace7
    Oct 21, 2011 - 04:53 PM

    Nice Job!

    I have been trying to get my site on Example Site Wednesday for about 3 years now. What m i doing wrong to never get picked? I made a very cool site that has around 500 members and growing every day i use alot of apps webs.com provides and i have made some of my own and i have edited my site alot with Css and Html and js and php its got alot of content i am just wounding why not my site well let the poeple deside come look at http://www.ourspace7.net/

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    tom09-10@hotmail.de
    Oct 22, 2011 - 05:00 AM

    Dear B. Greenwood,
    your website is quite spectacular. I must say that you must have put a lot of effort into it. Sorry, I would be a Member, but I have this problem, (in the Support area, my problem is ‘Unable to see Captcha’) go on it and you will see that I cannot be a member. Please visit my Websites: Below:
    Please visit my websites: http://war-hammer.webs.com, http://Battlefront2cheats.webs.com & http://freewebs.com/republiccommandobestevercheats.
    If you Register, (being a Member) there are a lot of stuff that you will not find on other websites.

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    tom09-10@hotmail.de
    Oct 22, 2011 - 05:04 AM

    Dear B. Greenwood,
    This is why Webs.com is so spectacular and superb because you can make your website into such an extraordinary piece of work.I must say that you must have put a lot of effort into it. Can you guys please visit my websites (mentioned below) and tell me how I can make them better for I think they can be better but I do not know how. Sorry, I would be a Member, but I have this problem, (in the Support area, my problem is ‘Unable to see Captcha’) go on it and you will see that I cannot be a member. Please visit my Websites: Below:
    Please visit my websites: http://war-hammer.webs.com, http://Battlefront2cheats.webs.com & http://freewebs.com/republiccommandobestevercheats.
    If you Register, (being a Member) there are a lot of stuff that you will not find on other websites.

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    tom09-10@hotmail.de
    Oct 22, 2011 - 05:06 AM

    To make my websites better (my website names are above) just answer to me by sending an e-mail to: Tom09-10@hotmail.de

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    Anonymous
    Oct 22, 2011 - 03:17 PM

    Good tips. Thanks

  17. Reply
    Nina
    Oct 22, 2011 - 04:48 PM

    Great site 🙂 If anybody is interested in Jewellery and Crafts, have a wander on over to my site. X

  18. Reply
    quan zhou
    Oct 23, 2011 - 10:08 AM

    This is my portfolio website link: comb4u.webs.com

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    Patrick
    Oct 23, 2011 - 01:44 PM

    How do i edit user on my site because of spammers and how do i put games app and other stuf on my site to make it a chating ground for my friends please help me happy sunday.

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    Denise Vance
    Oct 23, 2011 - 07:45 PM

    Thanks for the wonderful info, please stop by my site and give me a few tips.

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    Sian Rose
    Oct 24, 2011 - 09:44 AM

    Awesome site! Great job Bill.

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    bruleur de graisse
    Oct 25, 2011 - 10:08 AM

    I like the clarity and the simplicity of this design.Congratz to its owner he did real good on this one.

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