As with other types of websites, an online portfolio has many different elements that create the site. These are things like About and Contact pages, or logos. How do you add an About page to your portfolio? In this video, instructor Richard Harrington demonstrates how to add an About page to your online portfolio in Adobe Portfolio.
- Let's explore some other types of content you might want to add to your portfolio. One of those is an About page. This is where you can give a little bit of background about yourself, or perhaps an artist statement. Now I'm going to choose to Manage Content, and let's add another gallery. And we'll call this About. Let's create the gallery. Now, we'll add some content to that but I'm going to put that at the bottom.
There we go. In that page, we're going to add some additional content. So first, I'm going to add a basic page, and I'll call it Meet Rich. And I'll put that in the destination of About, and I'll create the page. Now, let's start by adding some content. First, I'm going to upload a file. In the downloadable files, I've got a folder called About Me.
And I'll select the headshot and choose Open. It places it on the page. Below that let's add some text, and I'll press Return. Now let's go back to that folder and in it I have a text file. I'll open that up, and just copy the information. Now I can switch back and we'll just paste this in. If I highlight individual items here, I get word processor-like controls.
So for example I can set this as a header, and I can even control things like the font. Let's highlight this text here, and I can change the formatting. Now you can highlight individual paragraphs there, and apply formatting, such as alignment. If it thinks a word's misspelled, it might be. You can click on it and I'm using a plugin called Grammarly that helps me proof text right within the web browser.
Now, you might not see these errors but Grammarly is a nice addition that you can add to your online publishing toolkit. It'll make it a bit easier for you to catch mistakes as you're working. Now, if you want to format an individual line you can do so. For example, I'm going to make this a subheader. And it updates. But, you might find as you're working you need to add some hard returns so things are handled correctly.
We'll set that back to Paragraph and everything updates. This is a pretty simple word processor, but you can easily make changes to alignment, and other choices, and you'll see that you have basic controls here, depending upon the particular font. If you're using a custom font, you may have to choose options like italic from the drop-down list. If you're using one of the built in fonts, then the buttons for things like Bold and Italic will be available. But, it's pretty simple to use different weights and synchronize different fonts.
I'm going to bump that up. And if I choose to edit the text styles here, you'll notice that you can actually change things. This can be a little bit more global. So, I'll go to Paragraph here and I'm going to choose the correct font that I want. I can choose the style. I'll go with a medium weight, and I want to bump this up for readability.
I can go in and adjust the spacing between the lines. And when I click Done, you see the page takes on the new behavior. So while you can take advantage of individual changes, you might find it more useful to actually go in and edit the text styles directly. When satisfied, I've now got a great About page. And I'll choose Save Page to store the changes. And I can go back, and if I go to my Gallery here, you'll see, there's the page.
Now, your About page can be an artist statement where you describe the type of work and projects you enjoy working on, or a little bit of personality about yourself. By sharing, this is going to allow folks to learn more about you. And people do business with people that they like or feel like they know. So take the time to put together a nice page with a good image, so people can connect with you.
- Choosing your template
- Customizing your portfolio
- Saving photos for the web
- Adding items to a portfolio
- Organizing portfolio content
- Creating About and Contact pages
- Publishing your portfolio