Ten Examples of Ecommerce Web Developers’ Own Sites
It is fair to say that web developers come in all shapes and sizes. Some work at large ecommerce enterprises, others work freelance from their living room or even a walk-in closet.
For those developers—typically freelance or agency-based—that do need to attract potential customers, a good portfolio site can make all of the difference. After all, if you don’t have a great site, why would prospects hire you to build a site for them?
In this showcase post, I tracked down ten examples of good web development portfolio sites from both agencies and freelancers. I hope you find these as inspiring as I do, and I hope you’ll add a link to your site in the comments below.
Limewheel Creative is where LemonStand co-founder Danny Halarewich keeps his portfolio. Notice the emphasis on customer testimonials. Halarewich has also managed to pack a lot of information onto his home page.
Guidance is a premier web development agency with an impressive client list. Notice that Guidance is careful to put a human face on its services. Clients are not just getting code, they are getting people willing and able to help. Perhaps you can let Guidance’s design inspire you to make your own site more personal.
One Pica is an ecommerce-focused agency with an excellent website. Pay attention to the superb use of Flash on the home page.
Electric Pulp is the agency behind the Blik website, which is frequently recognized as one of the Internet’s most attractive online stores. The site is built using WordPress and Magento together.
Based in York, U.K., Mediamake is a digital media agency with experience in ecommerce. The company makes good use of images to describe the agency’s energy and brand.
Pod1 is one of the large agencies that I have included on this list. The company’s site is top notch. If you want to impress potential clients you’d do well to imitate Pod1′s use of images and video.
Classy Llama has an iconic logo that the agency uses in combination with other logos to communicate their services.
Blue Acorn uses cartoon images and rich colors to promote its portfolio of ecommerce site development and consulting.
If grabbing attention is important, Sofamade is doing very well with its bright pink home page.
Freelancer John Rawsterne is a serious professional with a reputation for developing stunning Shopify themes.