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Getting Out of the Way of Your Designs1:38 with Devin O'Bryan
Create a portfolio that will showcase your actual work rather than just the design of the portfolio site.
Co-creation -- a management initiative, or form of economic strategy, that brings different parties together (for instance, a company and a group of customers), in order to jointly produce a mutually valued outcome.. Minimal Design -- the embracing of the maxim “less is more”. The use of whitespace is a key consideration when thinking about minimal design.
Now that we've discussed how your work and narrative fit into your portfolio,
it's time to start addressing the actual visual design of your portfolio.
Simply part, make it simply put.
Go for a minimal design to embrace the maxim less is more.
[SOUND] Let the portfolio work be the focus in terms of typography,
color, and interactions.
To do this, choose as few typefaces, sizes, weights, and colors as possible.
The same goes for the interactions, keep them minimal.
Just in terms of getting started, you'll want a grid.
There are sites like the Responsive Grid System
that can help you calculate the best grid for you.
And then it will generate the basic code you need to execute that grid.
For instance, here's a 12-column grid in action.
Rebecca used ony a handful of typefaces and a minimal amount of
grays in her color palette to show her work off more effectively.
She was able to subdivide her space visually into
multiples of 12, 6, 4, 3, 2, and 1.
For responsive design, that 12-column grid tends to be the most versatile.
Once you've created a grid to flow all of your content into,
it's time to start filling that grid.
We'll use the next video to talk about getting feedback
once you've begun adding that content.
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