Developers can code their own personal portfolio websites for sure, but what about the rest?
Having a personal website brings so many advantages to its owner. Improves first impression, professional look, visibility and many more.
Speaking about coding a website, it is just a part of the whole story. There is a lot of things remaining you have to deal with it. Appearance, hosting, connecting to a domain, SSL certificate for HTTPS, SEO, analytics, updates, responsive design, and other integrations…
Let’s go deeper in each and every other ‘must do’ things for having an advance personal website:
1) Connect to domain
Welcome to the internet world… Of course, We’re not gonna tell you how to buy a domain.
2) SSL protection
Great, you built it, you bought your domain, you connected your website to it and what? Security? OF COURSE, SECURITY! You need to buy a security package from your domain provider.
- you paid to your domain around $4–$10 min yearly.
- you pay for your SSL $5 min monthly
4+(5x12)= $64 for minimum calculation
You can find free SSL too, just search ‘’how to free SSL’’ on google :)
3) Responsive Design
Build it from scratch or use a Wordpress theme, either way, you have to deal with the design and its responsiveness. It is extremely time-consuming. You’ll face many bugs and rather than designing your website, you start to deal with bug fixes.
Maybe you found a Wordpress theme for free or cracked. It can cause you some problems such as DDoS attacks or troublesome plugins. You have to find an official theme or bought one for $40–$60 from Envato or any other market.
$64 (SSL & Domain)+$40= $104
4) SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
There are many aspects to SEO, from the words on your page to the way other sites link to you on the web. SEO isn’t just about building search engine-friendly websites. It’s about making your site better for people too.
Basically, search engines are the primary method of navigation for most Internet users. Ultimately it’s not easy work for uplifting your website on search lists. There are many paid tools and even agencies that helps to improve SEO.
If you take your personal website seriously you need to do keyword practice and research, find tools to understand your SEO rankings If you couldn’t figure out any shortcut for all of these.
Google Analytics is a dashboard of data about your website’s visitors so you can better understand your audience and the experience they have with your site so you know what’s working and where you can make effective improvements.
You can track the traffic, channels, sources, and mediums of your visitors. Measure the conversions, retention, demographics and so many more.
You can, of course, move on without analytics but you never know how many people visiting your personal portfolio website and where they come from, which channel you published your website performed better than other.
There have to be many ways to integrate google analytics but you need to find the easiest and fastest way to do it.
6) Fast Customization and Updates
Have you noticed that the very up to date URL of people is mostly social media profiles? That’s because it’s easy to add, delete, edit, customize and update. Your website needs a user-friendly panel to be considered in the jobs that not to be postponed.
We thought all of it, and build Project Showcase to be the fastest personal portfolio website creator for developers.
- Fast to create
- Simple to use, edit and update
- Highly Customizable
- Advance SEO integrated.
- SSL protection integrated.
- Simple connection with Personal Domain and Google Analytics
- Various Themes, responsive to every device.
Many more features and themes are on the way.