My experience in creating a professional portfolio with Velo
Creating an online portfolio in Velo was easy. Drag, drop and, finally, spice up with custom code!
Comment create a simple portfolio website in Velo
First, I went to a site called " thispersondoesnotexist.com "to get a face for the portfolio. A really gorgeous specimen if I say so myself.
And then I choose a generic name, how about " Joe Joseph "? Perfection.
Wix has this amazing tool where it chooses palettes from couleurs from a logo. Adobe has a very similar application called "Adobe capture" which works in a similar way. Although I just used the built-in Wix one, it made choosing a palette absolutely wonderful. And then he got to write a false deion for the famous Joe Joseph.
He 'sa photographer based in Canada, very good photos I must say. Nearly stored image quality if you have to. How long has he worked in the field? 12 years old, since the age of 15.
Best of all, it knows exactly what you need!
Website positioning adjustment
Let's get started positioning! Velo has this handy tool that shows the position of something as you drag it. This allows you to place it images and text JUST in that perfect spot, 150, 200, 180 even.
Unlike this, however, it does not translate well when editing the mobile version of your site.
Create the portfolio with stock images and predefined color palettes though, one of the easiest things I've done. You could compare it to breathing, I would still say it's easier!
Mays again, for mobi it 's like breathing asthma mixed with a dose of smoking.
Even though Mr. Joseph is a beautiful man, I don't want his face stuck on half of the phone screen! And don't get me started on the comically bulky footer that can't be thinned out for some weird reason!
The problem arises with good, comically bulky footer desktop windows. Who would have guessed? And to make matters worse, even if there is nothing in that footer, it still won't get smaller. A nuisance, small, but a nuisance to be sure.
Another problem encountered by the famous Joe Joseph and his treacherously difficult mobile positioning was the strip movement without cutting the image, on the Wix side of course.
If you were to move a strip up a little bit, its image is now a completely cut piece of paper, which only serves to create a claustrophobic environment for the rest of the text.
In this case, a quote from Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland, from this very nice quote section:
To this horrible:
Not the prettiest makeover IMHO. I mean, what happened to the table photo? Fortunately, a minority of employers would consult a portfolio on a mobile phone.
Good backup, Joe.
Now of course all these issues will not be seen by the user as they are easy to fix. If it is absolutely necessary it can be dealt with as it is always better than going with ` position: absolute; `, a complete bane on web development.
Show the simple portfolio I created in Velo:
Discover the fruits of my labor here: https: // siggyyt12. wixsite.com/joseph . I know it's pretty straightforward, but my goal was to put together a portfolio site as quickly as possible, and it took me less than 3-4 hours to do.
My brief review of Velo
I give the platform an 8 out of 10 in total, with 2 points eliminated for the problems mentioned above with mobile positioning and large footers.
The experience is great, the user interface is great and building a site is great, great! Wix also has a tool called Adi, a robotic smarty that creates the site for you! This could be used as a base for Velo, or you can just take the site and run with it!
Can you keep a secret? I have heard thatsome people didn't even watch it before posting!
To conclude, Velo by Wix is an excellent platform. It has its issues when developing a site for mobile, but makes up for them with the user interface and feature set. 8/10 is an appropriate score for this platform, despite the mobile positioning issues.
Wix has other apps that you might want to check out to integrate with Velo, complementing them in ways that external apps just can't. . To continue would be a waste of time at the same time, because all the words which had to be spoken have been spoken!
I hope my brief exploration of the platform has helped you understand some of its strengths and weaknesses. If you are interested, I highly recommend you give it a try!
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