Having a web profile is cool, right? It stays online for anyone to see and sharing it with anyone is just so easy. You can share your work or portfolio in just one web address.
You do not have to be a front end developer to make a portfolio!
There are some tips to make a web portfolio without knowing HTML, CSS, or front end development at the end
If you are a machine learning engineer developing cool machine learning and deep learning projects, making it interactive will be a perfect way to show people how powerful your model is.
If you are an entry-level web developer or software developer, you probably are looking for a way to host your codes so that you can express your work better. Otherwise, just reading codes can be boring! Visuals are a more effective way.
If you are a data scientist, data analyst, a freelancer, or planning to start a new business, need a landing page, but in a tight budget, you will appreciate these free resources.
I want to share some cool resources that will help you get a web portfolio for free.
This is the Unlimited free hosting service. It even has a nice c-panel and the regular features of a hosting service such as database, WordPress installation option, and more. You can host as many sites as you want for completely free. Isn’t it amazing!
I worked as a WordPress developer for a while at the beginning of my tech journey. I needed to make a portfolio to show off my skills to find work. I used this site to host a few dummy websites that I built.
You also can use this hosting service for your small business in the beginning.
If you want, you will be able to transfer your site to other hosting services later. Great thing is, you can still keep your same website address or domain.
So, this can be used as a temporary placeholder or a starting point for you. If you do not like the service, simply transfer your site to a paid hosting service.
This was the free hosting. What about the domain?
You can obtain unlimited free domains as well.
This is the site where you can get an unlimited free domain name as well. It is very unlikely that you will get a .com, .net, or .org domain for free. You have to pay for those high-level domains. Because they are always on demand.
The domains that are free: .tk, .ml, .ga, .cf, or .gq. So, your website will look like myDomain.tk or mydomain.ml.
Those may not sound attractive but they served my purpose for hosting my dummy websites and create a portfolio.
If you are looking for a free portfolio, this is great! But if you want a .net, .com, or .org website, you can pay for the domain and still can enjoy free hosting.
You will get a domain for one year. And you will be able to renew after one year for free again. If you decide to change the domain name, you will be able to transfer as well.
Now, learn to make your own portfolio without learning HTML, CSS!
If you have a hosting and a domain, you can install WordPress for free. This is an amazing resource. If you are not a front end developer, building a web portfolio can be scary. Simply use WordPress.
It has hundreds of themes. Choose one with your requirement. Hundreds of youtube tutorials are out there. It may take a day or two or even more finding a suitable theme and a suitable tutorial that is good for you.
I simply used a theme called Ocean-wp and a page builder Elementor. Free version is good enough to build a great portfolio. It’s just a simple drag and drop method.
There are other page builders as well. I talked about Elementor because that’s what I used. Most conveniently there are so many tutorials on youtube that show how to use it.
Here is my blog that I built with ocean wp theme and Elementor.
If you can learn how to use a good page builder you can build something really cool with any theme!
I am writing this because I had to spend a lot of time to search for some free hosting and domain where I could host my codes. It took me a while to find them. These types of free resources can be very useful for beginners or even a start-up. I hope it will help you. Please do not hesitate to share in the comment section, if you do something cool with them.
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