There is a huge variety of both web designers and web developers present on the Internet. In fact, with so many currently approaching, it's hard to receive the attention that is deserved. It's highly possible to attract more attention if you are aware of and using the tools that are available to you.
One main area that you can focus on is a great design portfolio. With that, there are tools on the Internet that will help attract a larger audience to your works.
Here are 5 tips to help you generate more attention:
1. High-Quality Portfolios:
Typically, the designs within a portfolio is where you'd put most of your interest, but sometimes people overlook the fact that the actual presentation of these designs need to also be well designed. A great portfolio will encompass easy navigation and have an overall clean effect. When clients check out portfolios, they obviously are going to look at your design skills, but they will also want to see if you can make a user-friendly site.
2. CSS and Web Design Gallery Submissions:
There are many designer galleries on the Internet that you can submit your design work to and most are free to use. If you haven't taken advantage of the free showcasing tools, you aren't pushing your limits of exposure. Since there are a lot of designers out there, your work might not be showcased the first time you submit, but don't be discouraged. Make it a habit to submit your finished projects because once you are picked; it can do wonders for your business.
3. Create a Blog:
No matter what field of work you are in, blogs are generally a really great way to gain exposure. With design in mind, you can create a blog within your portfolio site which allows updating your content along side your portfolio, therefore creating a larger pull for gaining attention. When you keep a blog that you constantly update, search engines will pick up on it which will place you higher in their engines. The possibilities of a blog are limitless; you may choose to talk about your new projects, show your design process, talk about life or give information about new products or software. Furthermore, you can add to your blog and portfolio by using social media tools.
4. Be a Writer:
If you have any spare time and can lend your knowledge of design expertise to another blog or design website, you can gain expertise status in your field. When doing so, adding a link to your portfolio and/or blog will bring you new visitors. There are many sites that you can write for, many in areas of software, hardware, and design elements like typography and so on. Again, the potential for writing on other sites is endless.
5. Search Engine Optimization:
When developing your portfolio, blog and/or website, you should focus on using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) throughout. This is basically adding keywords throughout your content and even by your domain name, to maximize exposure. If you haven't heard of SEO before, there are many tutorials and informational resources for free on the Internet that will teach you the ins and outs of SEO.