I haven't had anyone call to see my book in ages ... and I think we are definitely moving towards web sites ... it's just so much easier. The only time I use my book now is if I'm meeting someone ... I just bring it with me, just in case.
There are sites for building your own on-line portolfio that are pretty easy to use. They provide a selection of templates that you can customize to suit youself without using any fancy software ... for a yearly fee. That is what I do and it works for me ... and you already know, Softie, that I am as technilogically challenged as you are. But the instructions are simple ... a bit time consuming until you've got it all set up, but you can work on it slowly and save it untill you are ready to put it on line ... so you can take your time ... months if you need it.
Here's my site which I personalized with my logo and colors ... from Big Black Bag ... and there's lots of others that are similar ... it's just a matter of who has the best and easiest for you. I liked this one because it's easy for me to add, delete and change out pictures, no extra fees that a web master would charge ... it's got a mail feature, so whenever I want I can email anyone on my list which then refers them right back to this site.
Here a few on-line portfolio sites that interested me because I liked the simple, classic templates and they seemed to be pretty easy to understand:
** It's All in the Details! **
http://www.bigblackbag.com is a great site for an easy website solution.
The favorite and most expensive is www.livebooks.com and there is a great more reasonable service called http://www.sitewelder.com
My earlier recommendation for freewaypro is that it is an easy site for someone who knows their way around photoshop and quark if you follow the tutorial it will guide you. But for over all ease of building and this is the biggest key UPDATING you should consider one of the template style sites.
I'm a bit of a control freak and those sites just don't fit my needs.
flaunt the imperfection..
LES- i'm def a control freak myself...
so i def prefer the idea of my own customized site...
but that might be a bit advanced for me to manage on my own...
i'm not really used to photoshop and the like-
i just got them at the same time that i got the scanner...
so i've got a lot to absorb right now...
it's a bit overwhelming...
thanks bette for the boiler-plate ideas...
not sure if those would work for me, but i will look into them...
it could be a good way to at least get something up while i try to figure out the more advanced stuff...depending on the client...
much appreciated guys...
right now i have an issue that my book has to be at a 5 o'clock meeting today and at an 11am mtg tomorrow...
and even though i have more than one book..there is always one that is just better than the rest...and that's the one i want to show everyone....
i gotta work out this website thing i think...
*ps-bette- i think you should switch your avatar to the second to last image in your fashion portfolio...it would fit the shape of the long avatar so well!...and it's also my fave image of yours...nice styling there..
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