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‘How to design a portfolio site’ screencast

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A few weeks ago Ryan asked me if I’d like to do a two-part screencast on designing online portfolios, and I thought it’d be a great idea, especially as — at the time — I was just putting the finishing touches to this new site. I also thought it’d be a good way of showing you some of the techniques I used rather than just writing about it on the blog.

So, if you’d like to see me rambling on and looking rather red-faced indeed (I blame a combination of a crappy iSight camera, an unbearably hot week, and my wild-man beard), head over to Think Vitamin to check it out:

- Part 1

- Part 2

By the way, if there’s anything particular you’d like to ask about the new site (why i did certain things, how I did certain things, etc.) that isn’t covered in the screencasts, please feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll answer as much as I can, either in a reply or a separate blog post.

Oh, and in case you didn’t know, the new Think Vitamin is now incorporated into the main Carsonified site, which was beautifully redesigned by Mike Kus. Mike, as well as being a lovely chap, is one of my favourite web designers and — in my opinion — one of only a few people brave enough to challenge the current web design norms. Although it brought a little tear to my eye to see the old Carsonified site go (designed by me when I worked at the company), I think it’s definitely a change for the better. Nice one, Mike!