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Portfolio Question

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, May 1, 2009.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    There is great websites like logopond [logos] and monstertemplate [templates]

    My question is... I need to create a portfolio
    Now... I can do ONE .PSD website a day.

    Meaning that I can design the website from scratch, but it will be just an image.. A .jpeg file really... None functionable.

    Now... Can I just duplicate the templates that are on templatemonster?
    Or like...

    Like.. I cant think of 300+ templates LOL. Thats ludacris

    But can I just copy them? Or or or like... copy them but with a SMALL twist on them? (Somewhat different color combination and somewhat different images)?
     
  2. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Your going to have problems when someone wants to see the url of the website. Try starting small and recruiting your clientele.

    My first professionally done website I got paid $450 and upfront and I was only 14 years old at the time. The point here is that it's pretty easy to convince people to hand you over money you don't need a 300+ client portfolio to get off the ground.

    While most people don't know how or may not have seen templates... If your clientele is anything like me they can pickup on a template of a job that's not yours almost instantly. There's also some special imaging technology that I know about that can pickup the same image even after being distorted by i'd say 75% or so. Now, of course clients probably won't know but, just be cautious of the shortcuts you take.

    ...... Now, on the flip side, copying a bunch of template monster themes isn't a huge deal nor will 99.99999999% of your clients ever know so while I won't go encouraging you to steal others work. You might want to give Template Monster or who's ever theme a nice twist so it comes of unique. Also, I've noticed a lot of my clients, prospects, and people in the industry steering away from template style sites as everyone has them and there starting to come off as lame and unprofessional. A website is a reflection of your business and each business wants to sell people on how unique they are. So just keep my suggestions in your thoughts and do what you feel is right for you.

    ~ The_Demon
     
  3. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    Hmm...