I want to display templates I have made on my site, using newly aquired skills, but does this cheapen what we do as web designers? I don't do many sites but I want the templates to act as a starter for what I can do.

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I'm not 100% sure of what your asking, but it's pretty common to have a portfolio site with screenshots of your work, frequently with links to the actual site. It's a little less common to provide html templates, unless you're intentionally providing themes for a commonly used back-end tool like drupal or wordpress, in which case, there are a bunch of sites oriented toward that. (I'm on a slow connection, or I'd look some of them up.)

Or, if you're asking about having a starter template for yourself to make the initial build process easier, I'd say that's a good idea, since many sites have a commons structure. It partially depends on how you're building your sites, but YUI has a framework, there's 960grid, blueprint, etc.. Here's one roundup of some css frameworks.

Answered over 7 years ago by sprugman
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If they're much better, replace them. Or have an archives section, or just have it go back into the past. My portfolio only has about a third of the work I've done on it.

Answered over 7 years ago by orta
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Your portfolio is only as strong as your weakest piece so be ruthless when choosing what to display.

Answered over 7 years ago by Colin Sproule
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If it's your work, and you don't have contractual obligations which prevent it, (edit: and you like it) put it on your portfolio....

Answered over 7 years ago by sprugman
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Hi

Thanks for the response, I re-read my question and it was a bit ambiguous. I have a small portfolio of work I have done displayed on my site, but I have developed new web design skills since making most of these sites and would like to display them somewhere. I guess my question is: would you display this new body of work, on your own site as templates or somewhere else?

Answered over 7 years ago by David Bolton
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I know designers who promote themselves making free web templates. It is is enough effective

Answered over 6 years ago by Adar