When an artist starts to make a personal portfolio, they always make at least 2 different kinds of portfolio templates ( well, I made 5 ). and then they have to consider many styles, single page, multi, flash and so on… I’m going to make your life just a little bit easier explaining the pros and cons of one-page versus multi-paged portfolios.
One Page Portfolios
1) Easy to slice and code.
2) Easy to look around and get contact info.
3) Less time to make.
4) May contain more graphical elements.
5) Less chance to mess up the code and slicing.
6) Better for freelancers
1) Good with less information
1) May get very messy.
2) Harder to display using a CMS (content management system). The only good CMS for one page folios is blogging CMS “WordPress”
3) Doesn’t have much room to work in.
4) Viewers may get tired from scrolling
5) Takes a long time to load on slower internet connections
1) Easier to navigate the site and see the information you want to see.
2) Easy to get a CMS.
3) A lot of more room to work in.
4) Better for designing studios
5) Can use more flash elements
1) Good with a lot of information.
1) Takes a bit more time to slice and code to make it look properly
2) Takes more time to make it.
3) Coding may be a pain in ass
And now for inspiration, here are a few kickarse Portfolios from both genres.